Charleston, SC
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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 May 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

Charleston Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
136,208

Age

PEOPLE OF South Carolina DETAILS
Under 5 Years 5.80
5 To 17 10.96
18 To 24 13.19
25 To 34 20.51
35 To 54 23.49
55 To 64 11.90
65 Years And Over 14.16

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS
ATTENDING COLLEGE 10.1
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 94.6
COLLEGE GRADUATES 52.0

Income

 

Per capita Income

Per capita Income
Charleston 40511 34649.46357892036 #BED630
USA 31177 26666 #C1F000

Median household income

Median household income
Charleston 64599 29879.22247276764 #BED630
USA 57652 26666 #C1F000

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
14.3%

Employment Industries in Charleston

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

Race & Ethnic Diversity

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

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

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

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

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

Foreign Born Charleston Residents:
4.5%