Charleston Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Charleston Population & Age Distribution

 
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Total Population
137,566

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.8%
5 - 17:
11.0%
18 - 24:
13.2%
25 - 34:
20.5%
35 - 54:
23.5%
55 - 64:
11.9%
Over 65 Years:
14.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
10.1%
10.1%
High School Graduates
94.6%
94.6%
College Graduated
52.0%
52.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Charleston
$40,511
$40,511
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Charleston
$64,599
$64,599
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
14.3%

Employment Industries in Charleston

 
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Healthcare
15.4%
15.4%
Accommodation
11.7%
11.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
11.3%
11.3%
Education
9.8%
9.8%
Retail
9.7%
9.7%
Manufacturing
5.8%
5.8%
Construction
5.3%
5.3%
Other
5.1%
5.1%
Administration
3.9%
3.9%
Public Service
3.6%
3.6%
Finance
3.4%
3.4%
Transportation
3.3%
3.3%
Arts
3.1%
3.1%
Real estate
2.9%
2.9%
Wholesale
2.5%
2.5%
Information Technology
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
71.2%
71.2%
Black Or African American
22.3%
22.3%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
1.9%
1.9%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.5%
1.5%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.0%
3.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
10.5%
10.5%
English
10.4%
10.4%
German
10.2%
10.2%
Italian
4.2%
4.2%
Scottish
3.0%
3.0%
Scots-Irish
2.2%
2.2%
French
2.1%
2.1%
Polish
1.7%
1.7%
European
1.5%
1.5%
British
0.9%
0.9%
Welsh
0.9%
0.9%
Swedish
0.8%
0.8%
Dutch
0.6%
0.6%
Greek
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.6%
0.6%
Russian
0.5%
0.5%
African
0.4%
0.4%
French Canadian
0.4%
0.4%
Lebanese
0.4%
0.4%
Hungarian
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
94.7%
94.7%
Spanish
1.9%
1.9%
French
0.5%
0.5%
Chinese
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.4%
0.4%
Langs. of India
0.3%
0.3%
Arabic
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Italian
0.1%
0.1%
Scandinavian languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Charleston Residents:
4.5%