North Charleston, SC
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North Charleston is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 108,304 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, North Charleston is the third largest community in South Carolina.

North Charleston real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although North Charleston house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 (13.82%), sales jobs (11.04%), and food service (7.41%).

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.

North Charleston has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, North Charleston has quite a high level of public transit users. North Charleston’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, North Charleston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.08% of adults 25 and older in North Charleston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in North Charleston in 2010 was $20,526, 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 $82,104 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. 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.