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Charleston city, South Carolina; Charleston County, South Carolina

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Charleston city, South Carolina
Charleston County, South Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 136,208 405,905
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 136,208 405,905
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 120,574 350,150
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 13.0% 15.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 120,083 350,209
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.4%
19.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
16.4%
Female persons, percent
52.1%
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.4%
69.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.9%
26.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.9%
5.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.1%
64.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 8,892 28,323
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.1% 5.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 191,891
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 54.4% 60.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $286,200 $273,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,713 $1,646
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $590 $514
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,135 $1,084
Building permits, 2018 X 3,969
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 53,845 154,049
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.33 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 80.8% 83.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 5.2% 6.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.7% 88.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 76.5% 74.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 94.3% 91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 51.4% 41.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.7% 7.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.9%
13.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 67.2% 65.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.5% 61.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 786,326 1,639,955
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,622,909 4,338,172
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 521,047 5,668,149
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,032,041 2,875,447
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,642,596 6,707,726
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $21,043 $18,369
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.1 23.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $61,367 $57,882
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $38,126 $35,587
Persons in poverty, percent
14.6%
13.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X 13,321
Total employment, 2016 X 202,114
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X 8,776,547
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X 4.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 39,830
All firms, 2012 16,050 40,742
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,489 21,522
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,609 14,464
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,184 7,135
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 13,164 31,968
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,862 4,592
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 13,204 33,678
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,101.9 382.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 108.98 916.09
FIPS Code 4513330 45019
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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