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Berkeley County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 217,937 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 142,651 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 34,459
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,922
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 37,042
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,038 (it was 12,880 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 1098 sq. mi.

Water area: 130.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 199 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Berkeley County: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Berkeley County, SC (2017)
    • 139,05597.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 51,61236.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,36010.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,5624.6%Two or more races
    • 4,6643.3%Asian alone
    • 8840.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 8000.6%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

36.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 107,760  (49.4%)
Females: 110,177  (50.6%)
Average household size:
Berkeley County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,147 ($39,908 in 1999)
This county:

$57,147
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $846 (lower quartile is $661, upper quartile is $1,158)
This county:

$846
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $184,500 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Berkeley:

$184,500
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,700 - $280,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $249,837
Here:

$249,837
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $162,375
Here:

$162,375
State:

$192,420

In 2-unit structures: $114,186
Here:

$114,186
State:

$374,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $239,318
Here:

$239,318
State:

$209,659

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $294,820
Here:

$294,820
State:

$221,489

Mobile homes: $97,778
Here:

$97,778
State:

$70,687

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $94,009
Here:

$94,009
State:

$166,492

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,302
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 1,347

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 55
  • Robberies: 92
  • Assaults: 480
  • Burglaries: 1018
  • Thefts: 1763
  • Auto thefts: 475

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 41
  • Robberies: 60
  • Assaults: 432
  • Burglaries: 874
  • Thefts: 1673
  • Auto thefts: 301
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Health of residents in Berkeley County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
69.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
63.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 470 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1998: 531 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 1999: 682 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2000: 556 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2001: 720 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2002: 935 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2003: 1049 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2004: 1530 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2005: 1786 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2006: 1976 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2007: 1738 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2008: 1328 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2009: 1130 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2010: 1086 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2011: 870 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2012: 877 buildings, average cost: $236,600
  • 2013: 1099 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2014: 1262 buildings, average cost: $266,200
  • 2015: 1377 buildings, average cost: $274,700
  • 2016: 1445 buildings, average cost: $280,000
  • 2017: 1429 buildings, average cost: $274,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Berkeley, SC residents
Average permit cost in Berkeley, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,121 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $754 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Berkeley, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Berkeley, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Berkeley, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
Berkeley County:

11.6%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 19.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.8% for American Indian residents, 24.8% for other race residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.3 years old
(Males: 34.9 years old, Females: 37.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.7 years old, Black residents: 34.7 years old, American Indian residents: 40.9 years old, Asian residents: 44.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.1 years old, Other race residents: 25.0 years old)

Area name: Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Berkeley County is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $864 a month.

Cities in this county include: Goose Creek, Hanahan, Sangaree, Cross, Moncks Corner, Wando, Cordesville, Bonneau Beach, St. Stephen, Pinopolis.

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

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Neighboring counties: McCormick County , Cooke County, Texas , Wise County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Berkeley, SC
County total employment by year in Berkeley, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Berkeley, SC

Current college students: 6,897
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,709 (51.5% naturalized citizens)

Berkeley County:

5.8%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,7432010 or later
  • 3,1582000 to 2009
  • 2,1231990 to 1999
  • 9051980 to 1989
  • 9101970 to 1979
  • 1,086Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.1%

Berkeley County marital status for males Berkeley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 51,411
  • One, attached: 4,038
  • Two: 1,197
  • 3 or 4: 2,048
  • 5 to 9: 3,612
  • 10 to 19: 4,820
  • 20 to 49: 2,230
  • 50 or more: 677
  • Mobile homes: 13,763
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 130

Housing units in Berkeley County with a mortgage: 34,662 (880 second mortgage, 2,363 home equity loan, 37 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,792

Here:

68.0% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Berkeley County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,148126
Mainline Protestant10,34651
Catholic7,2444
Black Protestant6,38837
Other2,2157
None123,502-
Berkeley County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Berkeley County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Berkeley County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 69
This county:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Berkeley County:

11.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Berkeley County:

33.5%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Berkeley County:

Average size of farms: 143 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $65,241
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $3168.16
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,346
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.83%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,446
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.76
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.26%
Corn for grain: 2368 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 536 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 931 harvested acres
Vegetables: 56 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 129 acres

Earthquake activity:

Berkeley County-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 18.4 miles away from Berkeley County 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 9.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 153.5 miles away from the county 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 50.1 miles away from the county 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 13.4 miles away from Berkeley County center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Gaston, Incident Period: August 28, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1547: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1547, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Berkeley County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Berkeley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 52,331 (78.9%)
  • Carpooled: 6,189 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 192 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 519 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 219 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,664 (4.0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,452 (6.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (21%)
  • Philippines (20%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Brazil (5%)
  • Other Western Africa (4%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Berkeley County


  • American (14%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Berkeley County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 2,738 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,153 people in state prisons
  • 685 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 332 people in nursing homes
  • 233 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 79 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 69 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 58 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 49 people in other group homes
  • 23 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Berkeley County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 2,322 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 563 people in state prisons
  • 336 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 265 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 160 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,184.

16.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

16.43%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

0.10%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

10.74% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($33,734 average AGI)
5.59% relocated from other states ($24,605 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

5.59%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dorchester County, SC  5.80% ($54,101 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  3.83% ($48,320)
from Richland County, SC  0.14% ($58,320)
from Lexington County, SC  0.11% ($42,987)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.10% ($38,750)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.08% ($64,912)
from Horry County, SC  0.08% ($40,167)


11.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.18%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($605 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

0.16%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

6.03% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($24,598 average AGI)
4.99% relocated to other states ($21,584 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

4.99%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Charleston County, SC  3.09% ($47,379 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.82% ($41,441)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.43% ($27,926)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($47,886)
to San Diego County, CA  0.15% ($43,388)
to Richland County, SC  0.15% ($46,020)
to Orangeburg County, SC  0.13% ($39,477)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Berkeley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Berkeley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Berkeley County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Berkeley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,944 (14,253 aged, 4,691 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,511 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Berkeley County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,330)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,132)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (857)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (603)
  • Congestive heart failure (559)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (480)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (458)
  • Unspecified dementia (416)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (367)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (259)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,418
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 645
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 77.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.7
  • Other - 23.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.0
  • Suffocation - 25.9
  • Other - 17.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 217,937
  • In family households: 186,688 (27,066 male householders, 28,147 female householders)
    40,859 spouses, 69,122 children (65,266 natural, 1,345 adopted, 2,511 stepchildren), 4,888 grandchildren, 3,666 brothers or sisters, 4,434 parents, 4,304 other relatives, 4,202 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,093 (10,273 male householders (7,943 living alone)), 10,462 female householders (8,863 living alone)), 6,358 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,156

Size of family households: 24,019 2-persons, 14,387 3-persons, 10,799 4-persons, 4,325 5-persons, 1,308 6-persons, 375 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,806 1-person, 3,633 2-persons, 246 3-persons, 50 5-persons.

30,022 married couples with children.
17,103 single-parent households (2,358 men, 14,745 women).

91.8% of residents of Berkeley speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $619,324,000 ($4,138 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $97,325,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $339,518,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $97,158,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,650,000
Federal grants: $125,478,000
Federal procurement contracts: $18,074,000 ($15,340,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $37,446,000 ($16,644,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,778,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $115,096,000
Federal Government insurance: $444,390,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,202
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,092
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +721
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,416
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Berkeley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 65.46 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • 6,6352014 or later
  • 7,9232010 to 2013
  • 19,9742000 to 2009
  • 14,7571990 to 1999
  • 14,3921980 to 1989
  • 10,4411970 to 1979
  • 4,8741960 to 1969
  • 2,8251950 to 1959
  • 9871940 to 1949
  • 1,1181939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • 381 room
  • 1352 rooms
  • 6823 rooms
  • 4,9944 rooms
  • 8,9605 rooms
  • 11,3476 rooms
  • 9,7487 rooms
  • 7,6888 rooms
  • 7,8629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • 2951 room
  • 1,1592 rooms
  • 3,4853 rooms
  • 6,3594 rooms
  • 7,8535 rooms
  • 2,6076 rooms
  • 1,0287 rooms
  • 1,0288 rooms
  • 6809+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • 38no bedroom
  • 3441 bedroom
  • 4,8482 bedrooms
  • 28,9573 bedrooms
  • 14,1794 bedrooms
  • 3,0885+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina
  • 295no bedroom
  • 3,1021 bedroom
  • 9,0312 bedrooms
  • 9,8223 bedrooms
  • 2,0894 bedrooms
  • 1555+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,298no vehicle
  • 11,8721 vehicle
  • 23,1482 vehicles
  • 11,4303 vehicles
  • 2,9464 vehicles
  • 7605+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,634no vehicle
  • 12,1001 vehicle
  • 8,1042 vehicles
  • 2,1153 vehicles
  • 5284 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

83.1% of Berkeley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in South Carolina.

Berkeley County:

83.1%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 101,052
  • Other state: 100,823
  • Northeast: 30,378
  • Midwest: 18,159
  • South: 41,360
  • West: 10,926
Year householders moved into unit in Berkeley County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Berkeley County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 81.2%Electricity
  • 15.1%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 92.2%Electricity
  • 5.3%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,620
Here:

11.1%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,368
Here:

10.9%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,355
Here:

22.8%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Berkeley County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,408,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,957,000
    Other: $4,355,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $68,517,000
    Regular Highways: $1,076,000
    Sewerage: $676,000
    Air Transportation: $416,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,308,000
    Police Protection: $15,325,000
    Financial Administration: $13,677,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,467,000
    Water Utilities: $11,092,000
    Sewerage: $11,092,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,458,000
    Health - Other: $6,784,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,724,000
    Libraries: $3,493,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,016,000
    Parks and Recreation: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $755,000
    Air Transportation: $296,000
    Regular Highways: $121,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,952,000
    Air Transportation: $275,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,797,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Other Higher Education: $375,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,240,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,300,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,200,000,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,345,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,039,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,931,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,625,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $18,380,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,485,000
    Interest Earnings: $932,000
    Sale of Property: $175,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $13,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,515,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,408,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,295,167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $115,143,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,481,000
    Highways: $1,095,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $25,750,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,734,000
    Other License: $3,393,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,303,000

Berkeley County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,408,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,957,000
    Other: $4,355,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $68,517,000
    Regular Highways: $1,076,000
    Sewerage: $676,000
    Air Transportation: $416,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,308,000
    Police Protection: $15,325,000
    Financial Administration: $13,677,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,467,000
    Water Utilities: $11,092,000
    Sewerage: $11,092,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,458,000
    Health - Other: $6,784,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,724,000
    Libraries: $3,493,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,016,000
    Parks and Recreation: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $755,000
    Air Transportation: $296,000
    Regular Highways: $121,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,952,000
    Air Transportation: $275,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,797,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Other Higher Education: $375,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,240,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,300,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,200,000,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,345,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,039,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,931,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,625,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $18,380,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,485,000
    Interest Earnings: $932,000
    Sale of Property: $175,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $13,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,515,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,408,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,295,167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $115,143,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,481,000
    Highways: $1,095,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $25,750,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,734,000
    Other License: $3,393,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,303,000

Berkeley County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,408,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,957,000
    Other: $4,355,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $68,517,000
    Regular Highways: $1,076,000
    Sewerage: $676,000
    Air Transportation: $416,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,308,000
    Police Protection: $15,325,000
    Financial Administration: $13,677,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,467,000
    Water Utilities: $11,092,000
    Sewerage: $11,092,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,458,000
    Health - Other: $6,784,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,724,000
    Libraries: $3,493,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,016,000
    Parks and Recreation: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $755,000
    Air Transportation: $296,000
    Regular Highways: $121,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,952,000
    Air Transportation: $275,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,797,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Other Higher Education: $375,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,240,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,300,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,200,000,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,345,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,039,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,931,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,625,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $18,380,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,485,000
    Interest Earnings: $932,000
    Sale of Property: $175,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $13,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,515,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,408,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,295,167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $115,143,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,481,000
    Highways: $1,095,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $25,750,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,734,000
    Other License: $3,393,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,303,000

Berkeley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,408,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,957,000
    Other: $4,355,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $68,517,000
    Regular Highways: $1,076,000
    Sewerage: $676,000
    Air Transportation: $416,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,308,000
    Police Protection: $15,325,000
    Financial Administration: $13,677,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,467,000
    Water Utilities: $11,092,000
    Sewerage: $11,092,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,458,000
    Health - Other: $6,784,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,724,000
    Libraries: $3,493,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,016,000
    Parks and Recreation: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $755,000
    Air Transportation: $296,000
    Regular Highways: $121,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,952,000
    Air Transportation: $275,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,797,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Other Higher Education: $375,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,240,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,300,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,200,000,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,345,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,039,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,931,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,625,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $18,380,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,485,000
    Interest Earnings: $932,000
    Sale of Property: $175,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $13,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,515,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,408,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,295,167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $115,143,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,481,000
    Highways: $1,095,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $25,750,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,734,000
    Other License: $3,393,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,303,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,954
  • Number of aged recipients: 325
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,629
  • Number of recipients under 18: 514
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,808
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 632
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,111
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,270
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full 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 ORIGINATED1,286$163,006780$185,8283,492$186,588372$27,5564$1,645,000354$153,379268$54,683
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED61$158,59067$139,119312$171,67315$267,3330$025$172,00041$61,707
APPLICATIONS DENIED281$160,509243$154,1361,664$191,696123$45,1462$2,212,500118$171,500186$65,081
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN159$163,434119$212,563984$188,21827$96,1482$13,344,50064$159,29740$90,700
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS32$160,18834$279,971250$186,4923$91,3330$08$235,62520$69,550
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED594$176,513235$175,66491$158,2753$138,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED216$190,569105$186,25732$178,6882$91,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$204,59419$161,36811$261,5451$98,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$154,25014$190,7866$153,0002$89,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$196,7506$158,1677$193,5710$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berkeley, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berkeley, SC - Value
Most common first names in Berkeley County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James51869.0 years
William44970.2 years
John42669.8 years
Mary38374.4 years
Robert31867.4 years
Charles23469.7 years
George18571.9 years
Henry16073.9 years
Joseph15972.2 years
Thomas15470.5 years
Most common last names in Berkeley County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown22073.3 years
Smith21873.3 years
Williams18871.7 years
Johnson15370.0 years
Davis12572.1 years
Wright11569.6 years
Jones11573.3 years
Simmons11470.2 years
Wilson10568.8 years
Clark9067.4 years
Businesses in Berkeley County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lowe's2
Advance Auto Parts4Marriott2
Aeropostale1Marshalls1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's3McDonald's7
Arby's4Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone3Motherhood Maternity1
Barnes & Noble1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike15
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster3OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy1
Burger King4Olive Garden1
CVS6Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A3Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske2
Church's Chicken2PetSmart1
Circle K2Pier 1 Imports2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut5
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Comfort Suites1Publix Super Markets1
Cracker Barrel2Quiznos1
Cricket Wireless3RadioShack2
Curves2Ramada1
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Rooms To Go1
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts3Ryan's Grill2
Econo Lodge2SAS Shoes1
Express1SONIC Drive-In5
FedEx26Sears4
Finish Line1Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sheraton1
Foot Locker1Shoe Carnival2
Ford2Sleep Inn1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Spencer Gifts1
GNC3Sprint Nextel4
GameStop5Staples1
Gymboree1Starbucks3
H&R Block6Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Hardee's5Subaru1
Havertys Furniture1Suburban1
Hilton2Subway12
Holiday Inn6T-Mobile5
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot2Taco Bell4
Honda1Target2
Hot Topic1The Room Place1
Hyatt1Tire Kingdom2
Hyundai1Toyota1
IHOP2Toys"R"Us1
InTown Suites2True Value2
JCPenney1U-Haul10
Jones New York4UPS27
Journeys1Vans1
KFC5Verizon Wireless3
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Waffle House5
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens4
Lane Bryant1Walmart3
LensCrafters1Wingate1
Little Caesars Pizza3YMCA2

Berkeley County on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"