North Charleston, SC
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Living in North Charleston


North Charleston is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 109,298 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, North Charleston is the third largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Charleston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Charleston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Charleston who work in office and administrative support (13.49%), sales jobs (10.69%), and maintenance occupations (7.59%).

Many people in North Charleston take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among North Charleston citizens for affordable transportation.

The education level of North Charleston citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.17% of adults in North Charleston have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Charleston in 2010 was $21,176, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,704 for a family of four. However, North Charleston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Charleston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Charleston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Charleston residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. North Charleston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Charleston include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in North Charleston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.