Berkeley County, South Carolina (SC)

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County population in 2012: 189,781 (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: 167 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Berkeley County: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.8%), Educational, health and social services (12.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Berkeley County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (63.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (24.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.0%)
  • Asian alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 88,729  (40.7%)
Females: 89,114  (59.3%)

Berkeley County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Berkeley County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,475 ($39,908 in 1999)

This county:

$50475
South Carolina:

$44163

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $804 (lower quartile is $578, upper quartile is $1,018)
This county:

$804
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,100 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Berkeley:

$152,100
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,900 - $229,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $211,900
Here:

$211,900
State:

$209,548

Townhouses or other attached units: $212,241
Here:

$212,241
State:

$171,462

In 2-unit structures: $195,312
Here:

$195,312
State:

$287,508

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,046
Here:

$146,046
State:

$221,248

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,878
Here:

$196,878
State:

$190,918

Mobile homes: $84,711
Here:

$84,711
State:

$71,666

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $170,672
Here:

$170,672
State:

$62,350
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,199
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $374

Institutionalized population: 1,347

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


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

Berkeley County, SC map from a distance

Health of residents in Berkeley County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is significantly worse than average.
71.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
64.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about 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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $832 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $572 (0.5%)

Berkeley County household income distribution in 2009 Berkeley County home values distribution Berkeley County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.3% for Black residents, 25.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.9% for American Indian residents, 35.1% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
Berkeley County:

15.9%
South Carolina:

18.6%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.3% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for American Indian residents, 32.3% for other race residents, 19.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 78 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 21 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

2005 air pollution in Berkeley County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.083 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.069 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Berkeley County: Richmond Plantation (A), Swamp Fox Ranger Station (B), The Tee (C), Tin Top Camp (D), Guillard Lake Scenic Area (E), Guilliard Lake Recreation Site (F), Francis Marion Seed Shelter Orchard (G), Rice Hope Plantation (H), Limerick plantation (I), Swamp Fox Trailhead (J), Huger Recreation Area (K), Santee Experimental Station (L), Witherbie Ranger Station (M), Boggy Head Rifle Range (N), Honey Hill Hunt Camp (O), Waterhorn Historical Area (P), Round Pond Trailhead (Q), Canal Picnic Area (R), Dean Hall (S), Cote Bas (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Berkeley County include: Poplar Hill Church (A), Providence Church (B), Redeemer Church (C), Saint James Church (D), Saint Matthews Church (E), Saint Pauls Church (F), Saint Thomas Church (G), Santee Church (H), Pilgrim Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Cemetery (1), Lifeland Cemetery (2), Rocks Cemetery (3), Grooms Cemetery (4), Grove Cemetery (5), Bluefield Cemetery (6), Belle Isle Plantation Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Couturier Lake (A), Wood Lake (B), Coingtee Lake (C), Solomon Lake (D), Flanders Hole (E), Guilliard Lake (F), Mattassee Lake (G), Raccoon Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fox Swamp (A), Crawl Creek (B), Dutart Creek (C), Foster Creek (D), French Quarter Creek (E), York Bottom Creek (F), Williams Branch (G), Stony Branch (H), Smith Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Berkeley County include: Huger Recreation Area (1), Cypress Gardens (2), Bushy Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Charleston County , Clarendon County , Dorchester County , Georgetown County , Orangeburg County , Williamsburg County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,897
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,443 (54% naturalized citizens)

Berkeley County:

3.1%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 855
  • 1990 to 1994: 687
  • 1985 to 1989: 550
  • 1980 to 1984: 355
  • 1975 to 1979: 423
  • 1970 to 1974: 487
  • 1970 to 1974: 343
  • 1965 to 1969: 743

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:


Housing units in Berkeley County with a mortgage: 19,143 (3,142 second mortgage, 1,549 home equity loan, 40 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,491

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Berkeley County

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

Tornado activity:

Berkeley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 11056759.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 26 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/10/1998, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 7 people and caused $5 million in damages.

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:


The number of natural disasters in Berkeley County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (28%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Berkeley County (%):

  • United States or American (16%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Berkeley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 51,883 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 8,950 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 169 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 29 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 54 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 32 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 84 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 175 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,162 (5%)
  • Other means: 584 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 861 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $49,970.

11.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.87%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($839 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

0.12%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

6.11% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($18,195 average AGI)
5.64% relocated from other states ($21,900 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

5.64%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Charleston County, SC  3.41% ($36,861 average AGI)
from Dorchester County, SC  1.63% ($33,147)
from Richland County, SC  0.13% ($28,301)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.12% ($30,089)
from Lexington County, SC  0.09% ($26,567)
from Colleton County, SC  0.09% ($26,877)
from Horry County, SC  0.08% ($36,196)


10.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,051 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.59%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($827 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

0.22%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

5.51% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($17,294 average AGI)
4.86% relocated to other states ($16,930 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

4.86%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Charleston County, SC  3.14% ($33,722 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.45% ($31,271)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.39% ($31,186)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.15% ($45,766)
to Richland County, SC  0.14% ($33,308)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.13% ($38,183)
to Orangeburg County, SC  0.11% ($33,070)

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 2013: 14.4

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 2013: 6.3

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 live births in Berkeley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 13,457 (10,303 aged, 3,154 disabled)
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: 1418.180
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 644.810
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.93

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: 174,101

Size of family households: 18,641 2-persons, 11,899 3-persons, 9,533 4-persons, 4,481 5-persons, 1,605 6-persons, 982 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,381 1-person, 3,097 2-persons, 492 3-persons, 218 4-persons, 63 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

25,402 married couples with children.
9,712 single-parent households (2,075 men, 7,637 women).

94.1% of residents of Berkeley County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $619,324,000 ($4138 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:

6.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,073
  • 2000 to 2004: 23,620
  • 1990 to 1999: 12,307
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,541
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,941
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,772
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,159
  • 1940 to 1949: 560
  • 1939 or earlier: 883
Rooms in houses/apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 347
  • 3 rooms: 1,427
  • 4 rooms: 3,023
  • 5 rooms: 8,440
  • 6 rooms: 9,857
  • 7 rooms: 7,275
  • 8 rooms: 4,136
  • 9+ rooms: 2,525
  • 1 room: 167
  • 2 rooms: 720
  • 3 rooms: 1,647
  • 4 rooms: 3,234
  • 5 rooms: 3,784
  • 6 rooms: 1,981
  • 7 rooms: 902
  • 8 rooms: 335
  • 9+ rooms: 110
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Berkeley County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 444
  • 1 bedroom: 573
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,259
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,801
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,753
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,212
  • no bedroom: 278
  • 1 bedroom: 1,715
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,146
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,520
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,165
  • 5+ bedrooms: 56
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,758
  • 1 vehicle: 10,085
  • 2 vehicles: 16,592
  • 3 vehicles: 6,498
  • 4 vehicles: 1,697
  • 5+ vehicles: 412
  • no vehicle: 1,563
  • 1 vehicle: 5,956
  • 2 vehicles: 4,391
  • 3 vehicles: 800
  • 4 vehicles: 159
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

54% of Berkeley County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in South Carolina.

Berkeley County:

53.6%
State average:

56.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Berkeley County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (77.8%)
  • Utility gas (10.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Electricity (81.6%)
  • Utility gas (11.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,591
Here:

8.3%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 646
Here:

7.2%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,172
Here:

19.4%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Berkeley County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $12,874,000
    Police Protection: $12,827,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,269,000
    Health - Other: $6,100,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,406,000
    Regular Highways: $5,020,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,838,000
    General - Other: $4,093,000
    Financial Administration: $2,519,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,433,000
    Libraries: $2,348,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,929,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,385,000
    Air Transportation: $530,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,998,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,136,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,095,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,182,000

Berkeley County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,224,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,139,000
    Parks and Recreation: $608,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,027,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $482,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,786,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,260,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,993,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,339,000
    All Other: $2,250,000
    Highways: $964,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,208,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,161,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,840,000
    Other Selective Sales: $592,000
    Other License: $177,000

Berkeley County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,218,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,780,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,635,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $134,857,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $129,107,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,197,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,750,000

Berkeley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,447,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,105,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $129,107,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Berkeley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Berkeley County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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