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 132,609 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 decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Charleston is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The education level of Charleston ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Charleston, 49.24% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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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