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 110,861 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, North Charleston is the third largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, North Charleston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in North Charleston are a mix 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 (13.45%), sales jobs (11.32%), and management occupations (7.65%).

Also of interest is that North Charleston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of North Charleston overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in North Charleston, 22.08% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Charleston in 2010 was $22,099, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,396 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 10.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Charleston include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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