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Charleston Summary
Charleston is located in South Carolina
Latitude: 32.847993
Longitude: -79.987661
Population: 166,165
Area: 172.82 sq. miles
Land: 171.59 sq. miles
Water: 1.23 sq. miles
Population Density: 968.41 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 109.5 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Codes: 843
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Charleston Zip Codes

Charleston Demographics

Charleston Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Male80,10448.21 %48.58 %49.04 %
Female86,06151.79 %51.42 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.93-0.940.96
Total Population166,165100.00 %--
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Charleston Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years9,6265.79 %6.60 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years9,6655.82 %7.11 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years10,2656.18 %7.24 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years13,5388.15 %7.36 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years17,19210.35 %7.02 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years25,24715.19 %13.98 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years24,09114.50 %15.58 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years21,11312.71 %13.72 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years7,8684.74 %5.15 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years6,1943.73 %4.14 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years11,2986.80 %6.73 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years7,8074.70 %4.11 %4.38 %
85 years and over2,2611.36 %1.25 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)31.4-36.737.7
18 years and over130,75978.69 %74.83 %74.27 %
Male
62,11237.38 %35.70 %35.85 %
Female
68,64741.31 %39.13 %38.42 %
21 years and over119,08571.67 %70.14 %69.92 %
62 years and over24,99715.04 %14.50 %14.65 %
65 years and over21,36612.86 %12.10 %12.42 %
Male
8,4045.06 %4.90 %5.12 %
Female
12,9627.80 %7.19 %7.30 %
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Charleston Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
One race164,20898.82 %99.00 %97.55 %
White
108,55165.33 %67.19 %75.21 %
Black or African American
51,49230.99 %29.54 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
4240.26 %0.34 %0.87 %
Asian
2,0891.26 %0.90 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
3860.23 %0.21 %0.59 %
Chinese
4480.27 %0.15 %0.85 %
Filipino
4950.30 %0.16 %0.65 %
Japanese
1840.11 %0.06 %0.28 %
Korean
1920.12 %0.09 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
2200.13 %0.11 %0.39 %
Other Asian
1640.10 %0.12 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
980.06 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
170.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
230.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
170.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
410.02 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
1,5540.94 %1.00 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)3,6332.19 %2.37 %13.70 %
Mexican
1,8671.12 %1.32 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
5060.30 %0.30 %2.46 %
Cuban
1540.09 %0.07 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
1,1060.67 %0.68 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino162,53297.81 %97.63 %86.30 %
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Charleston Social Profile

Charleston School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school48,722100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
2,7185.58 %6.53 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
2,2894.70 %5.97 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
16,34333.54 %45.04 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
8,05016.52 %21.87 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
19,32239.66 %20.59 %22.81 %
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Charleston Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over105,982100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
5,6365.32 %8.31 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
12,62411.91 %15.35 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
24,47823.10 %29.97 %28.63 %
High school or higher
87,72282.77 %76.34 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
23,33622.02 %19.27 %21.05 %
Associate degree
7,2586.85 %6.68 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
21,06019.87 %13.54 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
32,65030.81 %20.42 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
11,59010.94 %6.88 %8.86 %
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Charleston Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported157,204100.00 %--
Arab4980.32 %0.19 %0.42 %
Czech5300.34 %0.20 %0.59 %
Danish3880.25 %0.14 %0.50 %
Dutch1,9081.21 %1.10 %1.58 %
English17,93211.41 %9.48 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)5,3773.42 %2.05 %2.90 %
French Canadian8660.55 %0.38 %0.85 %
German17,85811.36 %9.76 %14.93 %
Greek1,0920.69 %0.27 %0.40 %
Hungarian5540.35 %0.23 %0.49 %
Irish15,5329.88 %9.19 %10.65 %
Italian5,3093.38 %2.35 %5.47 %
Lithuanian3350.21 %0.09 %0.23 %
Norwegian8460.54 %0.41 %1.56 %
Polish2,3381.49 %1.06 %3.12 %
Portuguese1140.07 %0.09 %0.41 %
Russian9820.62 %0.26 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish5,0323.20 %3.41 %1.50 %
Scottish4,8003.05 %2.12 %1.70 %
Slovak1070.07 %0.09 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African1,4620.93 %0.92 %0.62 %
Swedish9510.60 %0.49 %1.39 %
Swiss2410.15 %0.18 %0.32 %
Ukrainian2730.17 %0.09 %0.31 %
United States or American12,9878.26 %16.10 %7.18 %
Welsh1,0140.65 %0.49 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)3080.20 %0.17 %0.65 %
Other ancestries57,57036.62 %38.70 %31.89 %
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Charleston Economy

Charleston Employment

GroupNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over134,507100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
63,75747.40 %47.77 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
70,75052.60 %52.23 %51.68 %
In labor force
86,25164.12 %63.40 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
44,48451.58 %52.61 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
41,76748.42 %47.39 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
84,57762.88 %62.24 %63.10 %
Employed
79,35258.99 %58.60 %59.39 %
Unemployed
5,2253.88 %3.64 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-6.06 %5.75 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
1,6741.24 %1.16 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
48,25635.88 %36.60 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers57,97573.06 %78.11 %78.40 %
Government workers16,47620.76 %15.89 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business4,6465.85 %5.74 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers2550.32 %0.27 %0.31 %
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Charleston Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations29,16836.76 %29.05 %33.60 %
Service occupations14,34318.08 %14.72 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations21,25926.79 %25.19 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3240.41 %0.59 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations7,0628.90 %11.46 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations7,1969.07 %18.99 %14.63 %
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Charleston Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining4360.55 %1.14 %1.87 %
Construction5,8187.33 %8.25 %6.80 %
Manufacturing5,0006.30 %19.42 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade2,1642.73 %3.31 %3.60 %
Retail trade10,39313.10 %11.93 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities3,7044.67 %5.03 %5.19 %
Information1,9872.50 %2.11 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing4,6895.91 %5.63 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services8,15110.27 %6.88 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services18,73123.60 %18.62 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services10,05512.67 %8.28 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)3,7634.74 %4.70 %4.88 %
Public administration4,4615.62 %4.70 %4.83 %
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Charleston Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Households68,563100.00 %1,534,150106,788,273
Less than $10,000
9,14113.33 %11.85 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
4,6736.82 %6.95 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
9,45313.79 %14.34 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
9,52413.89 %13.92 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
11,13516.24 %17.57 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
12,15917.73 %18.82 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
5,8248.49 %8.44 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
4,1546.06 %5.32 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
1,1211.63 %1.30 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
1,3792.01 %1.50 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$35,516.50-$33,928.38$39,349.33
Average household size2.27-2.542.58
Average income per member of household$15,628.82-$13,347.65$15,252.86
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Charleston Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over79,664100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
60,29275.68 %79.39 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
10,02912.59 %14.04 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
2,0922.63 %0.85 %4.73 %
Walked
3,8774.87 %2.34 %2.94 %
Other means
1,5621.96 %1.29 %1.20 %
Worked at home
1,8122.27 %2.10 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)19.325 minutes-28.0 minutes26.3 minutes
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Charleston Housing

Charleston Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units74,942100.00 %1,753,454117,282,697
Occupied housing units
68,71591.69 %87.47 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
38,15950.92 %63.16 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
30,55640.77 %24.31 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
6,2278.31 %12.53 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
6930.92 %4.00 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate2.19 %-1.87 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate6.88 %-10.74 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.17-2.552.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.13-2.432.45
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Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units74,905100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
41,17154.96 %61.51 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
2,5823.45 %2.29 %5.68 %
2 units
3,9995.34 %2.49 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
5,5607.42 %3.31 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
7,60510.15 %4.43 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
4,8026.41 %2.37 %3.99 %
20 or more units
4,7116.29 %3.19 %8.59 %
Mobile home
4,4125.89 %20.27 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
630.08 %0.15 %0.22 %
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Charleston Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units74,905100.00 %--
1 room
1,0841.45 %0.60 %2.21 %
2 rooms
3,3754.51 %2.44 %4.88 %
3 rooms
7,89810.54 %6.83 %10.06 %
4 rooms
13,50018.02 %17.55 %15.95 %
5 rooms
14,42619.26 %24.95 %20.92 %
6 rooms
14,08818.81 %21.21 %18.39 %
7 rooms
10,06613.44 %13.00 %11.98 %
8 rooms
5,7807.72 %7.36 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
4,6886.26 %6.06 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)4.8-5.35.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units68,748100.00 %--
1.00 or less
66,80397.17 %84.65 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
1,3001.89 %1.97 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
6450.94 %0.85 %2.54 %
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Charleston Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas26,82235.81 %22.96 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas8621.15 %7.49 %5.96 %
Electricity40,15253.60 %51.04 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.5440.73 %4.47 %8.06 %
Coal or coke00.00 %0.01 %0.12 %
Wood650.09 %1.10 %1.51 %
Solar energy180.02 %0.03 %0.05 %
Other fuel300.04 %0.12 %0.35 %
No fuel used2550.34 %0.26 %1.25 %
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Charleston Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units32,829100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
1,2813.90 %13.20 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
10,29731.37 %40.87 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
10,00230.47 %22.13 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
5,05515.40 %11.06 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
2,7238.29 %7.43 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
1,9095.81 %3.65 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
1,1573.52 %1.26 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
4051.23 %0.39 %0.56 %
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Charleston Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage23,17070.58 %66.83 %69.56 %
Less than $300
1440.44 %0.80 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
1,0203.11 %5.78 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
2,7738.45 %12.57 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
7,04421.46 %20.82 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
7,76023.64 %17.45 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
2,4367.42 %5.71 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
1,9936.07 %3.70 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged9,65929.42 %33.17 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent11,60335.34 %40.86 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent5,59517.04 %17.36 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent4,50013.71 %12.80 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent2,9418.96 %8.28 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent1,9716.00 %5.17 %6.01 %
35 percent or more5,80917.69 %14.31 %15.91 %
Not computed4101.25 %1.21 %0.85 %
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Charleston Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units30,510100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
1,4754.83 %6.53 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
1,4274.68 %7.59 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
6,03019.76 %29.13 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
13,18043.20 %33.03 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
4,69815.40 %9.65 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
2,0156.60 %3.12 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
6242.05 %1.02 %2.89 %
No cash rent
1,0613.48 %9.94 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)4,23513.88 %41.91 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent4,44014.55 %19.07 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent4,16813.66 %14.21 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent3,63811.92 %11.88 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent2,8459.32 %8.95 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent2,4538.04 %6.50 %7.32 %
35 percent or more10,79435.38 %26.80 %29.47 %
Not computed2,1727.12 %12.59 %7.77 %

Charleston Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
None8,78011.72 %7.89 %9.57 %
127,36236.53 %29.39 %31.22 %
224,50232.71 %34.19 %34.76 %
3 or more8,10410.82 %16.00 %15.45 %
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