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Charleston County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 401,438 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 309,969 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 63,049
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 24,019
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 75,291
Renter-occupied apartments: 57,241 (it was 48,035 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

31%

Land area: 919 sq. mi.

Water area: 439.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 437 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Charleston County: 95.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.5%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Charleston County, SC (2017)
    • 258,68383.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 106,94234.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 20,5166.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9,1883.0%Two or more races
    • 4,8411.6%Asian alone
    • 8040.3%Some other race alone
    • 4640.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

37.8 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 194,811  (48.5%)
Females: 206,627  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Charleston County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,555 ($37,810 in 1999)
This county:

$60,555
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $938 (lower quartile is $685, upper quartile is $1,302)
This county:

$938
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $330,300 (it was $117,700 in 2000)
Charleston:

$330,300
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $200,700 - $517,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $462,389
Here:

$462,389
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $274,503
Here:

$274,503
State:

$192,420

In 2-unit structures: $419,697
Here:

$419,697
State:

$374,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $237,624
Here:

$237,624
State:

$209,659

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $482,976
Here:

$482,976
State:

$221,489

Mobile homes: $59,685
Here:

$59,685
State:

$70,687

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,698
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $510

Institutionalized population: 3,018

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

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 39
  • Robberies: 98
  • Assaults: 722
  • Burglaries: 817
  • Thefts: 1756
  • Auto thefts: 440

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 38
  • Robberies: 85
  • Assaults: 849
  • Burglaries: 745
  • Thefts: 1868
  • Auto thefts: 391
Charleston County, SC map from a distance

Health of residents in Charleston 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 3.5. This is about average.
75.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
73.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
66.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.
34.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2199 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 1998: 2252 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 1999: 3120 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2000: 2776 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2001: 2415 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2002: 3181 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2003: 3272 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2004: 4284 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2005: 4374 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2006: 3958 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2007: 2857 buildings, average cost: $220,600
  • 2008: 1761 buildings, average cost: $233,500
  • 2009: 1087 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2010: 1181 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2011: 1258 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2012: 1613 buildings, average cost: $253,400
  • 2013: 2071 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2014: 2088 buildings, average cost: $258,900
  • 2015: 2537 buildings, average cost: $258,900
  • 2016: 2570 buildings, average cost: $265,100
  • 2017: 2673 buildings, average cost: $289,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Charleston, SC residents
Average permit cost in Charleston, SC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,485 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,151 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Charleston, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Charleston, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Charleston, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.1%
Charleston County:

13.1%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.8% for American Indian residents, 28.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.1% for other race residents, 20.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.8 years old
(Males: 36.2 years old, Females: 39.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.4 years old, Black residents: 35.4 years old, American Indian residents: 52.6 years old, Asian residents: 36.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.3 years old, Other race residents: 28.7 years old)

Area name: Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charleston 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: Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, James Island, Ladson, Johns Island, Bear Swamp, Isle of Palms, Hollywood, Wadmalaw Island.

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

2018 air pollution in Charleston County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Georgetown County , Franklin County, Alabama , Lafayette County, Arkansas , Harrison County, Texas , Muscogee County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
South Carolina:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 25,683
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 42.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 22,487 (40.8% naturalized citizens)

Charleston County:

5.6%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,3002010 or later
  • 7,1452000 to 2009
  • 3,0991990 to 1999
  • 2,1051980 to 1989
  • 1,2141970 to 1979
  • 1,951Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

Charleston County marital status for males Charleston County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 108,467
  • One, attached: 9,798
  • Two: 6,019
  • 3 or 4: 13,357
  • 5 to 9: 13,714
  • 10 to 19: 8,672
  • 20 to 49: 7,243
  • 50 or more: 9,490
  • Mobile homes: 11,091

Housing units in Charleston County with a mortgage: 62,371 (2,212 second mortgage, 6,048 home equity loan, 301 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32,634

Here:

66.0% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Charleston County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant77,602223
Mainline Protestant47,209106
Black Protestant37,531103
Catholic26,00319
Other8,68824
Orthodox8502
None152,326-
Charleston 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: 88
Charleston County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This 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.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 393
This county:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Charleston County:

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Charleston County:

25.5%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Charleston County:

Average size of farms: 114 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,329
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $3130.83
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.48%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,999
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,954
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.68
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 453 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 121 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,618 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 365 acres

Earthquake activity:

Charleston 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 10.9 miles away from Charleston 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 18.1 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 28.2 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 161.9 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 10.5 miles away from Charleston County center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 26.9 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 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
  • South Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1299: September 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1299, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Charleston County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Charleston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 232,567 (82.8%)
  • Carpooled: 22,386 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,922 (0.7%)
  • Railroad: 26 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 143 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,797 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,489 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 4,292 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 15,361 (5.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (22%)
  • India (6%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Charleston County


  • American (23%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)

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

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

  • 5,044 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,446 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,391 people in nursing homes
  • 1,383 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 513 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 288 people in other group homes
  • 262 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 218 people in state prisons
  • 176 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 117 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 103 people in military ships
  • 87 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 73 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 59 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 53 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
  • 29 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 17 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 6 people in halfway houses
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 5,875 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,610 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,134 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 482 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 227 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 216 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 183 people in military ships
  • 174 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 168 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 69 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 56 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 38 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 31 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $82,896.

10.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($77,301 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.03%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($563 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.07%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

3.96% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($20,428 average AGI)
6.00% relocated from other states ($56,310 average AGI)
Charleston County:

6.00%
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 Berkeley County, SC  1.34% ($47,379 average AGI)
from Dorchester County, SC  1.15% ($48,749)
from Richland County, SC  0.23% ($96,422)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.19% ($95,747)
from Horry County, SC  0.15% ($41,622)
from Greenville County, SC  0.14% ($70,650)
from Beaufort County, SC  0.13% ($48,000)


8.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($740 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.11%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

4.30% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($22,255 average AGI)
4.50% relocated to other states ($30,359 average AGI)
Charleston County:

4.50%
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 Berkeley County, SC  1.80% ($48,320 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.33% ($39,941)
to Richland County, SC  0.19% ($42,032)
to Greenville County, SC  0.17% ($70,000)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.16% ($56,975)
to Lexington County, SC  0.08% ($48,402)
to Horry County, SC  0.08% ($45,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Charleston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Charleston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Charleston County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Charleston County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Charleston County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Charleston County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Charleston County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Charleston County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Charleston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 46,486 (38,159 aged, 8,327 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,466 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,805)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,417)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,804)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,715)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,577)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,570)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,434)
  • Congestive heart failure (824)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (735)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (721)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,477
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 484
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 71,960

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,468
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 833
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 102.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.8
  • Other - 26.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.6
  • Poisoning - 18.8
  • Suffocation - 18.8
  • Other - 11.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 401,438
  • In family households: 296,559 (42,259 male householders, 49,540 female householders)
    68,908 spouses, 105,161 children (97,685 natural, 3,576 adopted, 3,900 stepchildren), 6,311 grandchildren, 7,285 brothers or sisters, 3,111 parents, 7,338 other relatives, 6,646 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 93,149 (29,444 male householders (22,651 living alone)), 37,392 female householders (31,966 living alone)), 26,313 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,730

Size of family households: 48,239 2-persons, 22,120 3-persons, 14,309 4-persons, 5,456 5-persons, 892 6-persons, 783 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 54,617 1-person, 9,070 2-persons, 2,513 3-persons, 537 4-persons, 79 5-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

47,775 married couples with children.
23,308 single-parent households (4,273 men, 19,035 women).

93.0% of residents of Charleston speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,020,289,000 ($12,303 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,450,678,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $992,383,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $373,111,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,206,000
Federal grants: $566,551,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,235,567,000 ($639,074,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $846,471,000 ($625,894,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $115,810,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $110,966,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,694,895,000

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

Births: 24,704
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 14,603
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,395
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,252
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Charleston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.35 millions of gallons per day (97% from ground, 3% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.5

Year house built in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • 7,5032014 or later
  • 9,2052010 to 2013
  • 33,4932000 to 2009
  • 29,8101990 to 1999
  • 30,1461980 to 1989
  • 26,2781970 to 1979
  • 19,0221960 to 1969
  • 14,4191950 to 1959
  • 6,9611940 to 1949
  • 11,0141939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • 1581 room
  • 2002 rooms
  • 1,3633 rooms
  • 6,4524 rooms
  • 20,9835 rooms
  • 19,5656 rooms
  • 16,0907 rooms
  • 13,6268 rooms
  • 16,5689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • 1,3301 room
  • 2,4522 rooms
  • 15,3413 rooms
  • 17,3204 rooms
  • 14,7615 rooms
  • 7,0726 rooms
  • 2,9687 rooms
  • 1,3628 rooms
  • 1,0249+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • 158no bedroom
  • 5371 bedroom
  • 13,4152 bedrooms
  • 50,9973 bedrooms
  • 22,8174 bedrooms
  • 7,0815+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina
  • 1,471no bedroom
  • 10,5371 bedroom
  • 31,0352 bedrooms
  • 17,4023 bedrooms
  • 2,8804 bedrooms
  • 3055+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,453no vehicle
  • 25,5171 vehicle
  • 47,3072 vehicles
  • 14,8403 vehicles
  • 3,3264 vehicles
  • 1,5625+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,130no vehicle
  • 36,2101 vehicle
  • 16,3262 vehicles
  • 4,1143 vehicles
  • 8504 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

85.3% of Charleston County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in South Carolina.

Charleston County:

85.3%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 217,772
  • Other state: 156,804
  • Northeast: 47,132
  • Midwest: 31,245
  • South: 66,151
  • West: 12,276
Year householders moved into unit in Charleston County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charleston County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 71.7%Electricity
  • 24.3%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 88.1%Electricity
  • 10.5%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,920
Here:

11.4%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 772
Here:

4.9%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,340
Here:

10.4%
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

Charleston County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,694,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $28,350,000
    Other: $23,430,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,067,000
    Hospital Public: $3,686,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,279,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $38,619,000
    Libraries: $626,000
    Police Protection: $347,000
    Health - Other: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $46,267,000
    General - Other: $41,801,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $33,693,000
    Solid Waste Management: $26,760,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,879,000
    Financial Administration: $23,953,000
    Regular Highways: $20,358,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,163,000
    General Public Buildings: $15,985,000
    Health - Other: $15,865,000
    Libraries: $15,073,000
    Hospitals: $10,962,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,120,000
    Parking Facilities: $2,143,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,620,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,399,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,203,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,072,000
    Other: $4,578,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,871,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,125,000
    Natural Resources: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,218,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $14,702,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $14,607,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $6,666,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $5,056,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $1,380,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $24,789,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,920,000
    Highways: $353,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $684,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $676,990,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $151,808,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,663,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,180,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,594,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,577,000
    Rents: $854,000
    Sale of Property: $553,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,178,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,401,000
    Libraries: $1,680,000
    Police Protection: $1,678,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    Health - Other: $1,446,000
    General Public Building: $1,284,000
    Correctional Institutions: $432,000
    Hospitals: $93,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $226,994,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,562,000
    Highways: $14,009,000
    Other: $10,831,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,747,000
    Public Welfare: $388,000
  • Tax - Property: $142,718,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $126,554,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $52,922,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,909,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,181,000
    Other License: $2,210,000
    Public Utility License: $877,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $697,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $108,085,000

Charleston County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,694,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $28,350,000
    Other: $23,430,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,067,000
    Hospital Public: $3,686,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,279,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $38,619,000
    Libraries: $626,000
    Police Protection: $347,000
    Health - Other: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $46,267,000
    General - Other: $41,801,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $33,693,000
    Solid Waste Management: $26,760,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,879,000
    Financial Administration: $23,953,000
    Regular Highways: $20,358,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,163,000
    General Public Buildings: $15,985,000
    Health - Other: $15,865,000
    Libraries: $15,073,000
    Hospitals: $10,962,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,120,000
    Parking Facilities: $2,143,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,620,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,399,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,203,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,072,000
    Other: $4,578,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,871,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,125,000
    Natural Resources: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,218,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $14,702,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $14,607,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $6,666,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $5,056,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $1,380,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $24,789,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,920,000
    Highways: $353,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $684,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $676,990,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $151,808,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,663,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,180,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,594,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,577,000
    Rents: $854,000
    Sale of Property: $553,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,178,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,401,000
    Libraries: $1,680,000
    Police Protection: $1,678,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    Health - Other: $1,446,000
    General Public Building: $1,284,000
    Correctional Institutions: $432,000
    Hospitals: $93,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $226,994,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,562,000
    Highways: $14,009,000
    Other: $10,831,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,747,000
    Public Welfare: $388,000
  • Tax - Property: $142,718,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $126,554,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $52,922,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,909,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,181,000
    Other License: $2,210,000
    Public Utility License: $877,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $697,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $108,085,000

Charleston County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,694,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $28,350,000
    Other: $23,430,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,067,000
    Hospital Public: $3,686,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,279,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $38,619,000
    Libraries: $626,000
    Police Protection: $347,000
    Health - Other: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $46,267,000
    General - Other: $41,801,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $33,693,000
    Solid Waste Management: $26,760,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,879,000
    Financial Administration: $23,953,000
    Regular Highways: $20,358,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,163,000
    General Public Buildings: $15,985,000
    Health - Other: $15,865,000
    Libraries: $15,073,000
    Hospitals: $10,962,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,120,000
    Parking Facilities: $2,143,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,620,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,399,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,203,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,072,000
    Other: $4,578,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,871,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,125,000
    Natural Resources: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,218,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $14,702,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $14,607,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $6,666,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $5,056,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $1,380,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $24,789,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,920,000
    Highways: $353,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $684,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $676,990,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $151,808,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,663,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,180,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,594,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,577,000
    Rents: $854,000
    Sale of Property: $553,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,178,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,401,000
    Libraries: $1,680,000
    Police Protection: $1,678,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    Health - Other: $1,446,000
    General Public Building: $1,284,000
    Correctional Institutions: $432,000
    Hospitals: $93,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $226,994,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,562,000
    Highways: $14,009,000
    Other: $10,831,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,747,000
    Public Welfare: $388,000
  • Tax - Property: $142,718,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $126,554,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $52,922,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,909,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,181,000
    Other License: $2,210,000
    Public Utility License: $877,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $697,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $108,085,000

Charleston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,694,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $28,350,000
    Other: $23,430,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,067,000
    Hospital Public: $3,686,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,279,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $38,619,000
    Libraries: $626,000
    Police Protection: $347,000
    Health - Other: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $46,267,000
    General - Other: $41,801,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $33,693,000
    Solid Waste Management: $26,760,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,879,000
    Financial Administration: $23,953,000
    Regular Highways: $20,358,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,163,000
    General Public Buildings: $15,985,000
    Health - Other: $15,865,000
    Libraries: $15,073,000
    Hospitals: $10,962,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,120,000
    Parking Facilities: $2,143,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,620,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,399,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,203,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,072,000
    Other: $4,578,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,871,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,125,000
    Natural Resources: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,218,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $14,702,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $14,607,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $6,666,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $5,056,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $1,380,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $24,789,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,920,000
    Highways: $353,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $684,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $676,990,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $151,808,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,663,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,180,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,594,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,577,000
    Rents: $854,000
    Sale of Property: $553,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,178,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,401,000
    Libraries: $1,680,000
    Police Protection: $1,678,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    Health - Other: $1,446,000
    General Public Building: $1,284,000
    Correctional Institutions: $432,000
    Hospitals: $93,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $226,994,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,562,000
    Highways: $14,009,000
    Other: $10,831,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,747,000
    Public Welfare: $388,000
  • Tax - Property: $142,718,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $126,554,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $52,922,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,909,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,181,000
    Other License: $2,210,000
    Public Utility License: $877,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $697,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $108,085,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 7,265
  • Number of aged recipients: 765
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,500
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,251
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,332
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,682
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,763
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,079
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 77 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 ORIGINATED1,458$192,8222,447$300,9429,477$260,920292$121,02722$1,140,2732,035$359,49758$86,793
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED64$189,641160$301,438660$235,25925$150,4401$7,480,000147$288,32714$73,429
APPLICATIONS DENIED290$163,548483$265,6983,544$275,622189$95,1752$221,500677$364,98579$84,367
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN180$196,522403$286,4592,144$253,97945$129,1563$25,096,667389$319,90223$112,348
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS31$172,51688$330,716522$253,56318$143,1110$090$282,8114$140,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 71 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 ORIGINATED1,040$209,663375$222,472198$174,8282$133,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED333$245,036191$223,02668$212,6321$105,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED97$208,07257$249,80750$196,2000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN62$237,16134$236,88221$186,0001$55,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS26$235,26919$286,3688$261,0001$112,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Charleston, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Charleston, SC - Value
Most common first names in Charleston County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,03471.6 years
James1,99769.8 years
William1,98871.8 years
Mary1,84777.1 years
Robert1,25170.2 years
Charles93571.1 years
George91472.8 years
Joseph88472.1 years
Henry71072.1 years
Margaret70177.2 years
Most common last names in Charleston County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1,35970.9 years
Smith91573.0 years
Williams70371.3 years
Johnson70072.2 years
Simmons61471.3 years
Green55171.4 years
Jones52872.2 years
White47670.8 years
Jenkins43772.3 years
Washington42371.5 years
Businesses in Charleston County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1JCPenney1
AMF Bowling1Jimmy John's1
AT&T6JoS. A. Bank2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Johnny Rockets1
Ace Hardware8Jones New York7
Advance Auto Parts10Journeys2
Aeropostale1Just Tires2
American Eagle Outfitters3Justice1
Ann Taylor4KFC11
Apple Store1Kincaid2
Applebee's4Kmart3
Arby's9Kohl's1
Ashley Furniture1La Quinta2
Audi1Lane Bryant2
AutoZone7Lane Furniture5
BMW1LensCrafters1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Banana Republic3Little Caesars Pizza6
Barnes & Noble2Lowe's5
Baskin-Robbins1MainStay1
Bath & Body Works3Marriott10
Bebe1Marshalls2
Bed Bath & Beyond2MasterBrand Cabinets13
Ben & Jerry's2McDonald's22
Best Western5Men's Wearhouse3
Blockbuster9Motel 62
Brooks Brothers1Motherhood Maternity2
Brookstone1New Balance8
Budget Car Rental2New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike24
Burger King17Nissan1
CVS25Office Depot2
Cache2Old Navy2
CarMax1On The Border1
Casual Male XL1Outback2
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse2
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza7
Chick-Fil-A10Payless2
Chico's3Penske3
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Church's Chicken5Pier 1 Imports2
Circle K10Pizza Hut14
Clarion1Popeyes2
Clarks1Pottery Barn1
Cold Stone Creamery1Publix Super Markets10
Coldwater Creek1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Comfort Inn1Quality4
Comfort Suites3Quiznos4
Costco1RadioShack6
Cricket Wireless17Red Lobster1
Curves4Red Roof Inn1
DHL7Rite Aid11
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn2
Days Inn4Ruby Tuesday3
Decora Cabinetry2Rue211
Dennys1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In5
Dunkin Donuts15Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge2Sears7
Eddie Bauer1Shoe Carnival1
Ethan Allen1Skechers USA2
Express1Sleep Inn4
Extended Stay America2Sprint Nextel6
Famous Footwear1Staples3
FedEx102Starbucks15
Finish Line1Subway22
Firestone Complete Auto Care6T-Mobile21
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's1
Ford3T.J.Maxx2
Forever 211Taco Bell11
GNC8Talbots5
GameStop6Target2
Gap3The Athlete's Foot1
Goodwill3The Limited1
Gymboree2The Room Place3
H&R Block18Tire Kingdom3
Hardee's10Toyota1
Havertys Furniture1Toys"R"Us2
Haworth1Trader Joe's1
Hawthorn1True Value6
Hilton12U-Haul23
Holiday Inn8UPS92
Hollister Co.1Urban Outfitters1
Home Depot1Vans5
Homestead Studio Suites1Verizon Wireless4
Honda1Victoria's Secret3
Hyatt1Volkswagen2
Hyundai1Waffle House9
IHOP4Walgreens9
IZOD1Walmart7
InTown Suites2Wet Seal1
J. Jill1Whole Foods Market1
J.Crew2YMCA1

Charleston County on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"