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Charleston County, South Carolina (SC)


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County population in 2012: 365,162 (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: 389 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Charleston County: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (21.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (18.7%), Educational,health and social services (14.1%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Charleston County, South Carolina:


Median resident age:  35.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 169,871  (42.8%)
Females: 180,338  (57.2%)

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Charleston County,SC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Charleston County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,473 ($37,810 in 1999)
This county:

$46473
South Carolina:

$42442

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $710 (lower quartile is $555, upper quartile is $940)
This county:

$710
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $244,300 (it was $117,700 in 2000)
Charleston County:

$244,300
South Carolina:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,700 - $396,400

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $390,964
Here:

$390,964
State:

$217,639

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,632
Here:

$199,632
State:

$164,785

In 2-unit structures: $329,573
Here:

$329,573
State:

$197,041

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $360,169
Here:

$360,169
State:

$210,002

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $284,357
Here:

$284,357
State:

$191,373

Mobile homes: $83,716
Here:

$83,716
State:

$45,713

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $740,335
Here:

$740,335
State:

$45,615
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,603
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $457

Institutionalized population: 3,018

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):


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Health of residents in Charleston 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 3.6. This is about average.
77.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
83.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
70.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is more than average.
34.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

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 2009: $1,179 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $779 (0.4%)


Charleston County household income distribution in 2009 Charleston County home values distribution


Charleston County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.0%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.0%
Charleston County:

16.0%
South Carolina:

17.1%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 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, Ladson, Isle of Palms, Hollywood, Ravenel, Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, Seabrook Island.

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

2005 air pollution in Charleston County:

Carbon Monoxide: 1 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Lead: 0.00 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.085 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.077 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 48 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 33 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.charlestoncounty.org

Click to draw/clear Charleston County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Charleston County: The Beach (A), Walnut Grove Ranger Station (B), Buck Hall Recreation Area (C), Twin Pond Rifle Range (D), Halfway Creek Trail Camp (E), Elmwood Hunt Camp (F), Wedge Plantation (G), Castle Pinckney (H), Harrietta Plantation (I), Hampton Plantation (J), Seven Oaks (K), Sellkirk Plantation (L), Santo Sotille Ranch (M), Santee Gun Club (N), Mullet Hall (O), Runnymede Plantation (P), Prospect Plantation (Q), Peters Point Plantation (R), Oakland Plantation (S), New Cut Plantation (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charleston County include: Saint Andrews Church (A), Saint James Bethel Church (B), Saint James Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Saint Marks Church (E), Saint Marys Church (F), Saint Matthews Church (G), Saint Pauls Church (H), Salem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prices Cemetery (1), Hopewell Cemetery (2), Castle Cemetery (3), Parker Cemetery (4), Chaplin Cemetery (5), Hughes Cemetery (6), Wappetow Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Moccasin Pond (A), Fish Pond (B), Mayrants Reserve (C), Lower Summerhouse Pond (D), Upper Summerhouse Pond (E), Big Pond (F), Lake Awendaw (G), Greenway Plantation Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whooping Island Creek (A), Withey Wood Canal (B), Store Creek (C), Steamboat Creek (D), Westbank Creek (E), Whiteside Creek (F), Shingle Creek (G), Sandy Point Creek (H), Sand Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Charleston County include: Hampton Plantation State Park (1), Magnolia Gardens (2), Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (3), Gaud School Playground (4), Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge (5), Fort Sumter National Monument (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Sandy Point Beach (A), Folly Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Berkeley County , Colleton County , Dorchester County , Georgetown County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 25,683
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,124 (38% naturalized citizens)

Charleston County:

3.6%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


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:


Housing units in Charleston County with a mortgage: 43,623 (5,722 second mortgage, 6,156 home equity loan, 250 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,938

Here:

70.9% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.70%
Here42.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 132,346
Total congregations: 266

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents35,854 (27.1%)23,772 (18.0%)17,612 (13.3%)12,816 (9.7%)12,073 (9.1%)
Congregations55 (20.7%)19 (7.1%)38 (14.3%)26 (9.8%)23 (8.6%)
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewish Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents6,021 (4.5%)5,000 (3.8%)2,650 (2.0%)2,032 (1.5%)14,516 (11.0%)
Congregations13 (4.9%)3 (1.1%)3 (1.1%)5 (1.9%)81 (30.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Charleston County - Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Ladson, Isle of Palms

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 88
This county:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Charleston County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Charleston County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 140
This county:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 393
Charleston County:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.5%
South Carolina:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Charleston County:

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

Tornado activity:

Charleston County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 1.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 17 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/11/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charleston County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 65% 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 the 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 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
On 11/13/1990 at 15:22:13, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 2.1 mi) earthquake occurred 12.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Charleston County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 110,283 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 18,472 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,619 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 61 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 24 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 837 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 219 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 949 (1%)
  • Walked: 5,056 (4%)
  • Other means: 1,537 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,854 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $58,430.

10.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,436 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.12%
South Carolina average:

8.00%


0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($663 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.20%
South Carolina average:

0.15%

4.02% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($14,711 average AGI)
5.91% relocated from other states ($41,062 average AGI)
Charleston County:

5.91%
South Carolina average:

4.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Berkeley County, SC  1.38% ($32,650 average AGI)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.88% ($34,264)
from Richland County, SC  0.28% ($44,270)
from Greenville County, SC  0.18% ($54,407)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.17% ($82,192)
from Lexington County, SC  0.14% ($41,805)
from Beaufort County, SC  0.13% ($51,325)


9.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
South Carolina average:

6.88%


0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($737 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.20%
South Carolina average:

0.11%

4.77% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($18,685 average AGI)
4.62% relocated to other states ($21,814 average AGI)
Charleston County:

4.62%
South Carolina average:

3.21%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Berkeley County, SC  1.93% ($38,053 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.49% ($37,150)
to Richland County, SC  0.23% ($33,870)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.19% ($43,919)
to Greenville County, SC  0.16% ($39,053)
to Horry County, SC  0.10% ($41,000)
to Beaufort County, SC  0.10% ($46,983)

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

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 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 in Charleston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 44,638 (36,531 aged, 8,107 disabled)
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: 24476.84
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 483.840
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 71960.02

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1468.060
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 833.010
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.08

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.04
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99.59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.65

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: 339,878

Size of family households: 39,447 2-persons, 20,301 3-persons, 15,376 4-persons, 6,631 5-persons, 2,400 6-persons, 1,537 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 43,485 1-person, 11,557 2-persons, 2,477 3-persons, 774 4-persons, 197 5-persons, 72 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons.

93.6% of residents of Charleston County speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,020,289,000 ($12303 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:

6.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 38
  • 2 rooms: 353
  • 3 rooms: 2,356
  • 4 rooms: 5,370
  • 5 rooms: 14,542
  • 6 rooms: 19,046
  • 7 rooms: 15,283
  • 8 rooms: 9,782
  • 9+ rooms: 8,521
  • 1 room: 1,240
  • 2 rooms: 4,163
  • 3 rooms: 8,545
  • 4 rooms: 14,169
  • 5 rooms: 10,186
  • 6 rooms: 5,962
  • 7 rooms: 2,371
  • 8 rooms: 965
  • 9+ rooms: 434
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Charleston County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 176
  • 1 bedroom: 1,634
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,783
  • 3 bedrooms: 42,975
  • 4 bedrooms: 14,728
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,995
  • no bedroom: 1,480
  • 1 bedroom: 11,430
  • 2 bedrooms: 20,997
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,091
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,826
  • 5+ bedrooms: 211
Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,422
  • 1 vehicle: 23,969
  • 2 vehicles: 34,515
  • 3 vehicles: 9,588
  • 4 vehicles: 2,067
  • 5+ vehicles: 730
  • no vehicle: 10,226
  • 1 vehicle: 22,368
  • 2 vehicles: 12,478
  • 3 vehicles: 2,438
  • 4 vehicles: 314
  • 5+ vehicles: 211

51% of Charleston County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in South Carolina.

Charleston County:

50.6%
State average:

56.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $108,600


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 Charleston County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (61.9%)
  • Utility gas (29.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (68.7%)
  • Utility gas (27.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,135
Here:

15.0%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,545
Here:

15.4%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,597
Here:

21.9%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Charleston County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Charleston County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Charleston County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Charleston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Charleston County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Charleston County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
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
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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
ALDO1JoS. A. Bank2
AMF Bowling1Johnny Rockets1
AT&T6Jones New York7
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys2
Ace Hardware7Just Tires2
Aeropostale1KFC10
American Eagle Outfitters3Kincaid2
Ann Taylor4Kmart3
Apple Store1Kohl's1
Applebee's4La Quinta2
Arby's9Lane Bryant2
Ashley Furniture1Lane Furniture5
AutoZone7LensCrafters1
BMW1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Little Caesars Pizza6
Banana Republic3Lowe's5
Baskin-Robbins1MainStay1
Bath & Body Works3Marriott10
Bebe1Marshalls2
Bed Bath & Beyond2MasterBrand Cabinets13
Ben & Jerry's2McDonald's20
Best Western4Men's Wearhouse3
Blockbuster9Motel 62
Brooks Brothers1Motherhood Maternity2
Brookstone1New Balance8
Budget Car Rental2New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike24
Burger King16Office Depot2
CVS24Old Navy2
Cache2On The Border1
CarMax1Outback2
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse2
Catherines1Panera Bread2
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza7
Chick-Fil-A10Payless2
Chico's3Penske3
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Church's Chicken5Pier 1 Imports2
Clarion1Pizza Hut14
Clarks1Popeyes2
Cold Stone Creamery1Publix Super Markets10
Coldwater Creek1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Comfort Inn1Quality4
Comfort Suites3Quiznos4
Costco1RadioShack6
Cricket Wireless16Red Lobster1
Curves4Red Roof Inn1
DHL7Rite Aid11
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn2
Days Inn3Ruby Tuesday3
Decora Cabinetry2Rue211
Dennys1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts15SONIC Drive-In5
Econo Lodge2Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sears7
Ethan Allen1Shoe Carnival1
Express1Sleep Inn4
Extended Stay America2Sprint Nextel6
Famous Footwear1Staples3
FedEx100Starbucks15
Finish Line1Subway21
Firestone Complete Auto Care6T-Mobile21
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's1
Forever 211T.J.Maxx2
GNC8Taco Bell10
GameStop6Talbots5
Gap3Target2
Goodwill3The Athlete's Foot1
Gymboree2The Limited1
H&R Block18The Room Place3
Hardee's10Tire Kingdom3
Havertys Furniture1Toys"R"Us2
Haworth1Trader Joe's1
Hawthorn1True Value6
Holiday Inn8U-Haul22
Hollister Co.1UPS89
Home Depot1Urban Outfitters1
Homestead Studio Suites1Vans5
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless4
IHOP4Victoria's Secret3
IZOD1Waffle House8
InTown Suites2Walgreens9
J. Jill1Walmart7
J.Crew2Wet Seal1
JCPenney1Whole Foods Market1
Jimmy John's1YMCA1
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