North Charleston, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 104,054 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.7%
Males: 52,013  (50.0%)
Females: 52,041  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  30.7 years
South Carolina median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 29404, 29418, 29420, 29423.

North Charleston Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,258 (it was $29,307 in 2000)
North Charleston:

$38,258
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,611 (it was $14,361 in 2000)

North Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,300 (it was $64,500 in 2000)
North Charleston:

$122,300
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $164,521; Detached houses: $185,444; Townhouses or other attached units: $127,292; In 2-unit structures: $98,257; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $60,166; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $137,275; Mobile homes: $35,647

Median gross rent in 2012: $854.

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North Charleston races chart
  • Black alone - 45,021 (45.9%)
  • White alone - 38,451 (39.2%)
  • Hispanic - 10,292 (10.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2,009 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1,780 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 460 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 137 (0.1%)

Races in North Charleston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in North Charleston: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (8.2%), German (7.8%), Irish (5.5%), English (5.0%), French (1.7%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 58.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,778 people per square mile   (low).

North Charleston,SC real estate house value index trend

North Charleston, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in North Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Charleston city:

  • Never married: 42.1%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

9,168 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia).

This city:  9.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in North Charleston, South Carolina as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in North Charleston to the number of sex offenders is 20,398 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,062 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $566 (0.8%)

North Charleston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (167.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (561.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hanahan, SC (1.6 miles ), Bear Swamp, SC (2.3 miles ), Charleston, SC (2.6 miles ), Goose Creek, SC (2.8 miles ), Ladson, SC (3.2 miles ), Wando, SC (3.2 miles ), Mount Pleasant, SC (3.3 miles ), James Island, SC (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 177 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 1998: 155 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 1999: 218 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2000: 275 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2001: 339 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2002: 633 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2003: 864 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2004: 1559 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2005: 1537 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2006: 1316 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2007: 971 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2008: 646 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2009: 421 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2010: 374 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2011: 300 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2012: 388 buildings, average cost: $106,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.89 N, Longitude: 80.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +39,902 (+39.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 21,191 (45.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

North Charleston household income distribution North Charleston home values distribution

Crime rates in North Charleston by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 16126112826141012513
per 100,000 19.614.77.312.931.929.415.110.412.15.112.9
Rapes 10396658281926955513561
per 100,000 126.3117.878.796.092.4104.074.457.351.335.560.6
Robberies 441417408519544624570376293184212
per 100,000 540.9511.8494.1607.6620.6705.6614.6391.7294.6186.6210.6
Assaults 794811807861828819722552495429451
per 100,000 973.9995.4977.21008.0944.6926.1778.4575.1497.8435.1448.0
Burglaries 1,3571,3741,2181,3651,3311,1951,2021,024966999854
per 100,000 1664.41686.41475.01598.11518.51351.31296.01066.9971.41013.1848.3
Thefts 4,8914,4284,3465,0335,0404,6604,7214,5104,4694,0924,363
per 100,000 5999.05434.75262.85892.35749.85269.65090.14698.84493.94149.84333.7
Auto thefts 1,2829527819301,099913782606525488540
per 100,000 1572.41168.4945.81088.81253.81032.4843.1631.4527.9494.9536.4
Arson 5149333221342022201917
per 100,000 62.660.140.037.524.038.421.622.920.119.316.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 953.6881.2789.1896.7924.3902.3770.5596.1528.7445.9489.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in North Charleston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 395 (316 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
South Carolina average:

2.36

North Charleston tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6,186 (-7.2%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in North Charleston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in North Charleston, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

North Charleston-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/11/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the North Charleston city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1998, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 7.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 12.8 miles away from North Charleston center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 158.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 5.2 miles away from North Charleston center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charleston County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North Charleston topographic map

Birthplace of: Carlos Dunlap - College football player, Nehemiah Broughton - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Nov 4, 1982), Mendel Jackson Davis - Politician.

Main business address for: POLYMER GROUP INC (BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILS, MAN MADE FIBER & SILK).

Hospitals and medical centers in North Charleston:

  • HEALTHSOUTH OF CHARLESTON, INC (9181 MEDCOM ST)
  • HOSPICE OF CHARLESTON (3870 LEEDS AVE SUITE 101)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE (5965 CORE AVENUE, SUITE 603)
  • ROPER HOSPITAL NORTH INC (2750 SPEISSEGGER DR)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CHARLESTON (2675 LAKE PARK DRIVE)
  • CAROLINA HOME HEALTH CARE (4975 LACROSS RD, STE 101)
  • DHEC REGION 7 HOME HEALTH SERVICES (4050 BRIDGEVIEW DRIVE SUITE 600)
  • BAKER HOSPITAL LONG TERM CARE UNIT (2750 SPEISSEGGER DRIVE)

Amtrak station near North Charleston:

  • 2 miles: CHARLESTON (N. CHARLESTON, 4565 GAYNOR AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in North Charleston:

  • Southeastern Institute-Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 358; Location: 4600 Goer Dr, Ste 105; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southeasterninstitute.com)
  • Virginia College-Charleston (FT enrollment: 326; Location: 6185 Rivers Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vc.edu/charleston)
  • ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston (FT enrollment: 256; Location: 2431 W Aviation Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Paul Mitchell The School-Charleston (FT enrollment: 242; Location: 4952 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 114; Private, for-profit; Website: charleston.paulmitchell.edu)
  • Centura College-North Charleston (FT enrollment: 182; Location: 8088 Rivers Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centuracollege.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Charleston:

  • Trident Technical College (about 3 miles; Charleston, SC; Full-time enrollment: 13,125)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 7 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,683)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 8 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 8 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • College of Charleston (about 9 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 10,974)
  • South Carolina State University (about 65 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 66 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)

Public high schools in North Charleston:

Private high schools in North Charleston:

  • NORTHWOOD ACADEMY (Students: 875; Location: 8717 RIVERS AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NORTHWOOD ACADEMY (Students: 815; Location: 2263 OTRANTO RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 439; Location: 7800 NORTHSIDE DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • RIVERBEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 170; Location: 7035 DORCHESTER RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FERNDALE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 4870 PIEDMONT AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in North Charleston:

Private elementary/middle schools in North Charleston:

  • ST JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: 3921 SAINT JOHNS AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • WANDO WOODS BAPTIST CHURCH KINDERGARTEN (Students: 6; Location: 4123 DORSEY AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in North Charleston

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Notable locations in North Charleston: Sevenmile (A), Sixmile (B), Ashley Phosphate (C), Jenkins Orphanage (D), Live Oak Hall (E), Camp Gregg (F), Bry Hawke Industrial Park (G), Colony North Industrial Park (H), Ladson Station Industrial Park (I), Faber Place (J), International Commerce Park (K), Palmetto Commercial Center (L), Bentwood Plaza (M), Festival Center (N), North Pointe Plaza (O), Northwoods Point (P), Shipwatch Square (Q), US Air Force Moral Welfare and Recreation Services Golf Course (R), Stark Industrial Park (S), Cooper River Marina (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Pine Haven Plaza Shopping Center (1), Pepperhill Square Shopping Center (2), Otranto Plaza Shopping Center (3), Oak Ridge Plaza Shopping Center (4), Northwoods Merchant Plaza Shopping Center (5), Northwoods Mall Shopping Center (6), Northrivers Market Shopping Center (7), North Fiftytwo Square Shopping Center (8), North Charleston Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in North Charleston: POLYMER GROUP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in North Charleston include: Promised Land Church (A), Rhett Avenue Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Saint Peters Church (D), Aldersgate Church (E), Deer Park Church (F), Peace Lutheran Church (G), Ashley River Church of God (H), Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverview Memorial Park (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Carolina Memorial Gardens (3), Johnson Cemetery (4), Sunset Memorial Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Bluehouse Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spencer Branch (A), Sawpit Creek (B), Popperdam Creek (C), Noisette Creek (D), McChune Branch (E), Brickyard Creek (F), Filbin Creek (G), Federwitz Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in North Charleston include: Park Circle (1), Bentley Park (2), Midland Park (3), Liberty Hill Park (4), Hillsdale Park (5), Fellowship Road Park (6), Swamp Park (7), Danny Jones Park (8), Woodahl Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mims Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2681 Spruill Avenue) (1), Air Conditioned Kitchenettes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3387 Ashley Phosphate Road) (2), Craig's Amusements LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5700 Dorchester Road) (3), AAA Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1808 Meeting Street Road) (4), Beach Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4307 Rivers Avenue) (5), Holliday Amusement CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1808 Meeting Street Road) (6), Frankie's Fun Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5000 Ashley Phosphate Road) (7), Collins Entertainment Corporation (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7329 Spa Road) (8), Tourist Pack Marketing (2132 Dorchester Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Howard Johnson Inn Charleston (3640 Dorchester Road) (1), Econo Lodge North Charleston (4725 Saul White Boulevard) (2), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (7670 Northwoods Boulevard) (3), Comfort Inn Suites (7435 Northside Drive) (4), Four Seasons Environmental Inc (1050 Remount Road) (5), Chs/Arpt/Coliseum/ConvCtr Area (4620 Dorchester Road) (6), Hampton Inn Charleston North (7424 Northside Drive) (7), Howard Johnson Express (2512 Ashley Phosphate Road) (8), LA Quinta Inn - Airport Area (2499 La Quinta Lane) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Family Court Of Charleston County - Detention Home (Leeds Avenue) (1), North Charleston City - Municipal Court (2536 4th Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Charleston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.1. This is about average.

City:

68.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0779. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0779
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.754. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.754
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 0.00364. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00364
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.2%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.4% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in North Charleston in 2010:

  • 1,610 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 956 people in college/university student housing
  • 477 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 283 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 168 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 34 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 34 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in North Charleston in 2000:

  • 1,446 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,263 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 508 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 457 people in nursing homes
  • 373 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 218 people in state prisons
  • 176 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 102 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 87 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 65 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in military ships
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 37 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 31 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 28 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in halfway houses
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

North Charleston, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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North Charleston compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • North Charleston Coliseum. Capacity: 13,295.

Banks with most branches in North Charleston (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brentwood Plaza Branch, Port City Branch, North Rivers Market Branch, North Village Branch, Dual Lanes Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Trident Branch, Rivers Avenue Branch, Oak Ridge Plaza Branch, Montague Branch, Ashley Phosphate Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Festival Centre Branch, Aviation Avenue Branch, North Charleston Branch, Northwoods Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Dorchester Rd Branch, Northwoods Mall Branch, University Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: 7400 Rivers Avenue, 7850 Rivers Avenue Branch, Center Pointe Drive Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • CresCom Bank: North Charleston Branch at 8485 Dorchester Road, branch established on 2006/10/03. Info updated 2011/12/16: Bank assets: $825.2 mil, Deposits: $627.6 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Carolina Financial Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Charles Towne Square Branch at 2701 Mall Drive, branch established on 1978/10/19. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Sc North Charleston Branch at 4920 Centre Pointe Drive, branch established on 2009/07/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • SunTrust Bank: Coosaw Creek Branch at 8610 Dorchester Rd, branch established on 2007/10/29. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in North Charleston, South Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn Airport, 4701 Saul White Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418 , Phone: (843) 554-7154, Fax: (843) 566-9299
  • Cricket Inn, 7415 Northside Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418 , Phone: (843) 572-6677
  • Masters Economy Inn, 6100 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29418 , Phone: (803) 744-3530
  • Motel 6, 2551 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418 , Phone: (843) 572-6590
  • The North Charleston Inn, 2934 W Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29418 , Phone: (843) 744-8281, Fax: (843) 744-6230
  • Red Roof Inn-charleston N, 7480 Northwoods Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418 , Phone: (843) 572-9100
  • Siesta Motor Lodge, 4044 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405 , Phone: (843) 747-3659
  • Quality Inn Coliseum, 5055 N Arco Ln, North Charleston, SC 29418 , Phone: (843) 554-6485, Fax: (843) 566-9466
  • 34 other hotels and motels
All 42 fire-safe hotels and motels in North Charleston, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

North Charleston travel time to work - commute North Charleston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for North Charleston city (based on Charleston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.70%
Here: 42.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents27.1%18.0%13.3%9.7%9.1%
Congregations20.7%7.1%14.3%9.8%8.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewish Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents4.5%3.8%2.0%1.5%11.0%
Congregations4.9%1.1%1.1%1.9%30.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 88
Charleston County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Charleston County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 140
Charleston County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 393
Here:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Charleston County:

25.5%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 24$118,949$59,4750$0
Other Government Administration 37$197,772$64,14211$18,440
Judicial and Legal 20$76,018$45,6114$11,528
Police Protection - Officers 311$1,222,000$47,1510$0
Police - Other 82$253,003$37,0250$0
Firefighters 210$775,113$44,2920$0
Fire - Other 12$38,650$38,6500$0
Streets and Highways 64$203,929$38,2370$0
Solid Waste Management 73$192,839$31,7000$0
Sewerage 46$137,655$35,9100$0
Parks and Recreation 44$148,044$40,376129$131,804
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$15,631$62,5240$0
Other and Unallocable 53$200,438$45,3820$0
Totals for Government 979$3,580,041$43,882144$161,772

North Charleston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $23,759,000 ($228.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,327,000 ($118.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,934,000 ($105.08)
    Central Staff Services: $5,418,000 ($52.07)
    General Public Buildings: $5,205,000 ($50.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,629,000 ($44.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,749,000 ($26.42)
    Regular Highways: $2,308,000 ($22.18)
    Water Utilities: $2,000,000 ($19.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,649,000 ($15.85)
    Financial Administration: $1,440,000 ($13.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $856,000 ($8.23)
    General - Other: $260,000 ($2.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,390,000 ($42.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,570,000 ($53.53)
    General Public Building: $2,498,000 ($24.01)
    Regular Highways: $2,454,000 ($23.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,073,000 ($365.90)

North Charleston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $7,431,000 ($71.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,129,000 ($10.85)
    Parking Facilities: $476,000 ($4.57)
    Regular Highways: $144,000 ($1.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,322,000 ($22.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,794,000 ($94.12)
    All Other: $3,870,000 ($37.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,612,000 ($25.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,784,000 ($17.14)
    General Revenue, NEC: $645,000 ($6.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,502,000 ($14.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,020,000 ($48.24)
    All Other: $1,566,000 ($15.05)
  • Tax - Property: $32,625,000 ($313.54)
    Public Utility License: $17,359,000 ($166.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,631,000 ($44.51)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,952,000 ($18.76)

North Charleston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $114,145,000 ($1096.98)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,760,000 ($1054.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,565,000 ($111.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,180,000 ($69.00)

North Charleston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,963,000 ($105.36)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,423,000 ($465.36)

9.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($334 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.09%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berkeley County, SC  1.54% ($33,722 average AGI)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.99% ($32,712)
from Richland County, SC  0.30% ($41,580)


8.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($692 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.11%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Berkeley County, SC  1.72% ($36,861 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.29% ($30,599)
to Richland County, SC  0.21% ($31,730)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Charleston:

  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXTC (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • WTMA (1250 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMZ (910 AM; 1 kW; DORCHESTER TERR.-BRE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WAZS (980 AM; 1 kW; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WZJY (1480 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Charleston:

  • WWWZ (93.3 FM; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALC (100.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEZL (103.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSSX-FM (95.1 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLY (102.5 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNI (106.3 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSSP (94.3 FM; GOOSE CREEK, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRFQ (104.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W205BJ (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCL (91.5 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: CHAPEL HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH & BIBLE CO)
  • WYFH (90.7 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220CN (91.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYBB (98.1 FM; FOLLY BEACH, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WCOO (105.5 FM; KIAWAH ISLAND, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS II OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WFCH (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Charleston:

  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJEA-LP (Channel 12; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)
  • WJNI-LP (Channel 57; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WTBD-LP (Channel 22; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • W21BX (Channel 21; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJRB-LP (Channel 18; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RAUL INFANTE, JR.)
  • WCHD-LP (Channel 49; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: IZZO LIVING TRUST)
  • W26CF (Channel 26; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of North Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 63
Total length: 2,523 meters (8,278ft)
Total costs: $7,250,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,449,047
Total average daily truck traffic: 149,539

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 14
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 14
  • 1990-1999: 25
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for North Charleston, SC
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED629$156,607281$142,0731,078$155,70168$48,0483$334,720139$121,62417$70,523
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$156,22617$127,743134$141,3602$96,4550$021$111,7692$32,055
APPLICATIONS DENIED157$147,60267$127,007668$146,68156$53,0471$108,00087$106,79413$50,996
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN87$157,19940$165,154367$150,77013$88,5690$035$106,3020$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$140,84615$118,84986$160,5675$103,6420$012$108,8622$104,580

Detailed mortgage data for all 26 tracts in North Charleston, SC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 17 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED217$154,00489$149,91348$111,711
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED85$147,08253$157,92216$105,537
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$119,27417$135,38624$113,496
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$149,51110$146,2216$118,893
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$152,9734$137,2582$181,805

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 543
  • Hazardous Condition: 268
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - North Charleston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Charleston, SC
Most common first names in North Charleston, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James35769.4 years
John29370.2 years
Mary28374.5 years
William27170.6 years
Robert18466.6 years
George16169.3 years
Joseph16169.4 years
Charles13766.5 years
Henry11670.8 years
Willie10870.0 years
Most common last names in North Charleston, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown23067.3 years
Johnson14669.6 years
Smith14469.7 years
Williams14168.7 years
Jones11269.7 years
Green9669.5 years
White8768.8 years
Simmons8369.7 years
Davis7768.5 years
Wilson7571.1 years
Businesses in North Charleston, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Marriott5
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's6
Arby's4Motel 61
Banana Republic1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
CVS3Pac Sun1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A4Pizza Hut1
Chico's1Publix Super Markets1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Clarion1Quality2
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos2
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Cricket Wireless6Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen1Rooms To Go1
Decora Cabinetry1Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts5Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sheraton1
Express1Shoe Carnival1
Extended Stay America1Skechers USA1
FedEx16Sleep Inn2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel4
GNC1Starbucks2
GameStop3Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Gap1Subaru1
Gymboree1Suburban1
H&R Block4Subway11
Hardee's4T-Mobile3
Hilton5Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn6Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Homestead Studio Suites1The Room Place1
Honda1Tire Kingdom2
Hyundai1Toyota1
IZOD1Toys"R"Us2
InTown Suites2U-Haul3
J.Crew1UPS23
Jimmy Jazz1Vans2
Johnny Rockets1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys2Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Waffle House4
Kmart1Walgreens2
Levi Strauss & Co.1Walmart2
Little Caesars Pizza3Wingate1
Lowe's1

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