Most Expensive Charleston Neighborhoods
Charleston is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 130,113 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Charleston is the second largest community in South Carolina.
Charleston home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Charleston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Charleston is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Charleston is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charleston who work in sales jobs (12.95%), management occupations (10.90%) and office and administrative support (10.22%).
Also of interest is that Charleston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Charleston is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Charleston has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Charleston enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Charleston.
Not only is Charleston a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Charleston is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Charleston a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the nice things about Charleston is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Charleston are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.24% of adults in Charleston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Charleston in 2010 was $33,117, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,468 for a family of four. However, Charleston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Charleston is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Charleston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charleston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Charleston include English, German, Irish, Italian, Scottish and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Charleston is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||52,150|
|CHARLESTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||50.03%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||49.97%|
|TYPE OF CHARLESTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||49.30%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.90%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.01%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||30.88%|
|SIZE OF CHARLESTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.86%|
|AGE OF CHARLESTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||26.75%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||38.13%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||21.16%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||13.95%|
|CHARLESTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$290,601|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,532|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $57,000||3.61%|
|$57,001 - $115,000||4.28%|
|$115,001 - $229,000||26.66%|
|$229,001 - $344,000||28.86%|
|$344,001 - $458,000||11.65%|
|$458,001 - $573,000||6.84%|
|$573,001 - $859,000||7.88%|
|$859,001 - $1,145,000||3.17%|
|PEOPLE OF CHARLESTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.14%|
|5 TO 17||12.22%|
|18 TO 24||15.08%|
|25 TO 34||19.22%|
|35 TO 54||23.36%|
|55 TO 64||11.12%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.84%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.21%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$52,971|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$33,117|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||19.04%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (15.69%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.94%)
Public Service (4.88%)
Real estate (2.72%)
Information Technology (2.71%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||24.57%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.14%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.09%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.39%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.85%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.84%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (11.48%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.12%)
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