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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

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

 

Total Population
137,566

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.0%
5 - 17:
10.7%
18 - 24:
12.3%
25 - 34:
21.3%
35 - 54:
23.1%
55 - 64:
12.0%
Over 65 Years:
14.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
9.5%
9.5%
High School Graduates
94.9%
94.9%
College Graduated
53.1%
53.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Charleston
$42,872
$42,872
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Charleston
$68,438
$68,438
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
13.2%

Employment Industries in Charleston

 
Healthcare
14.8%
14.8%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
11.9%
11.9%
Accommodation
11.4%
11.4%
Education
10.1%
10.1%
Retail
9.5%
9.5%
Manufacturing
5.5%
5.5%
Construction
5.5%
5.5%
Other
5.2%
5.2%
Administration
4.0%
4.0%
Public Service
3.7%
3.7%
Finance
3.5%
3.5%
Real estate
3.2%
3.2%
Transportation
3.1%
3.1%
Arts
2.7%
2.7%
Wholesale
2.6%
2.6%
Information Technology
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
71.5%
71.5%
Black or African American
21.6%
21.6%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.2%
3.2%
Asian
1.9%
1.9%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.5%
1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
10.4%
10.4%
Irish
9.9%
9.9%
English
9.9%
9.9%
Italian
4.4%
4.4%
Scottish
2.7%
2.7%
French
2.2%
2.2%
Polish
1.9%
1.9%
Scots-Irish
1.8%
1.8%
European
1.6%
1.6%
British
1.0%
1.0%
Swedish
0.8%
0.8%
Welsh
0.8%
0.8%
Greek
0.7%
0.7%
Dutch
0.7%
0.7%
Russian
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.5%
0.5%
African
0.5%
0.5%
French Canadian
0.4%
0.4%
Jamaican
0.4%
0.4%
Hungarian
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
94.3%
94.3%
Spanish
2.3%
2.3%
German/Yiddish
0.5%
0.5%
French
0.5%
0.5%
Chinese
0.4%
0.4%
Langs. of India
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Italian
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Native American languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Charleston Residents:
4.8%