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Charleston city, South Carolina

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Charleston city, South Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 137,566
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 137,566
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 120,364
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 150,227
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 120,083
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,239
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 55.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $330,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,807
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $609
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,257
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 55,889
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.31
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 81.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 5.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 79.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 53.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 786,326
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,622,909
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 521,047
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,642,596
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $21,043
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $68,438
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,872
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 16,050
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,489
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,609
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,184
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 13,164
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,862
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 13,204
Population per square mile, 2010 1,101.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 108.98
FIPS Code 4513330
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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