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Charleston city, South Carolina; Mount Pleasant town, South Carolina

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Charleston city, South Carolina
Mount Pleasant town, South Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 136,208 89,338
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 136,208 89,338
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 120,574 67,812
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 13.0% 31.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 120,083 67,843
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.4%
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
15.3%
Female persons, percent
52.1%
51.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.4%
90.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.9%
4.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.9%
2.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.1%
88.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 8,892 5,216
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.1% 4.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 54.4% 71.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $286,200 $413,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,713 $2,018
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $590 $626
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,135 $1,465
Building permits, 2018 X X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 53,845 32,063
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.33 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 80.8% 84.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 5.2% 6.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.7% 95.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 76.5% 89.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 94.3% 97.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 51.4% 60.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.7% 3.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.9%
6.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 67.2% 69.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.5% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 786,326 229,801
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,622,909 617,185
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 521,047 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,032,041 149,931
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,642,596 1,145,843
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $21,043 $15,942
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.1 22.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $61,367 $90,454
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $38,126 $49,922
Persons in poverty, percent
14.6%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X X
Total employment, 2016 X X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X X
All firms, 2012 16,050 10,053
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,489 5,254
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,609 3,511
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,184 746
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 13,164 8,834
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,862 1,142
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 13,204 8,202
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,101.9 1,504.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 108.98 45.08
FIPS Code 4513330 4548535
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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