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Charleston city, South Carolina

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Charleston city, South Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
NA
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
NA
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 150,227
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 120,083
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.4%
Female persons, percent
53.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
73.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,105
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 5.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 55.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $349,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,859
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $611
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,318
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 57,226
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.29
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 82.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 6.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 83.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 54.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 66.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.2%
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
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $72,071
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $46,575
Persons in poverty, percent
12.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 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
Geography
Geography
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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