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Charleston, SC (South Carolina) Houses and Residents

Charleston,SC index of house prices

Total population: 130,113 (Urban population: 92,937, Rural population: 3,149 (27 farm, 3,122 nonfarm))

Houses: 44,143 (40,454 occupied: 29,929 owner occupied, 24,435 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

45%
State:

32%

Housing density: 455 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $389,089.

Median contract rent in 2013: $518 (lower quartile is $363, upper quartile is $657)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2013: $1,055


Median gross rent in Charleston, SC in 2013: $614

Housing units in Charleston with a mortgage: 13,439 (1,756 second mortgage, 1,939 home equity loan, 60 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,026

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $92,723

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,116

Median monthly housing costs: $1,124


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Charleston, South Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $241,500 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
Charleston:

$241,500
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $171,200 - $432,300
Median year house/condo built: 1987

Median year apartment built: 1980

Household type by relationship:

Households: 90,569
  • In family households: 65,748 (13,722 male householders, 8,433 female householders)
    15,059 spouses, 22,024 children (20,596 natural, 580 adopted, 848 stepchildren), 2,594 grandchildren, 1,100 brothers or sisters, 546 parents, 1,310 other relatives, 960 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,821 (7,872 male householders (5,393 living alone)), 10,523 female householders (8,351 living alone)), 6,426 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,517 (541 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 10,485 2-persons, 5,379 3-persons, 3,987 4-persons, 1,560 5-persons, 525 6-persons, 219 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,744 1-person, 3,446 2-persons, 862 3-persons, 262 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 48 6-persons.

9,826 married couples with children.
6,669 single-parent households (707 men, 5,962 women).

93.2% of residents of Charleston speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 3,410 (3.5%)
(41.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Charleston, South Carolina:

  • 28no bedroom
  • 5441 bedroom
  • 3,3892 bedrooms
  • 11,7833 bedrooms
  • 4,1664 bedrooms
  • 1,0255+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charleston, South Carolina:

  • 898no bedroom
  • 5,7911 bedroom
  • 8,6572 bedrooms
  • 3,4713 bedrooms
  • 5914 bedrooms
  • 1115+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,316no vehicle
  • 7,4081 vehicle
  • 8,9912 vehicles
  • 2,6353 vehicles
  • 4894 vehicles
  • 965+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston in renter-occupied apartments

  • 4,917no vehicle
  • 9,0431 vehicle
  • 4,4912 vehicles
  • 8863 vehicles
  • 1274 vehicles
  • 555+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Charleston, South Carolina:

  • 281 room
  • 632 rooms
  • 6123 rooms
  • 1,1054 rooms
  • 3,4425 rooms
  • 5,3016 rooms
  • 4,6347 rooms
  • 2,9568 rooms
  • 2,7949+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charleston, South Carolina:

  • 7711 room
  • 2,0472 rooms
  • 3,9823 rooms
  • 6,2114 rooms
  • 3,4715 rooms
  • 1,7696 rooms
  • 7917 rooms
  • 2918 rooms
  • 1869+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Charleston, SC household income distribution

  • Charleston, SC household income distribution
  • 6,401Less than $10,000
  • 2,869$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,849$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,737$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,778$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,501$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,128$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,276$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,498$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,269$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,455$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,187$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,733$100,000 to $124,999
  • 914$125,000 to $149,999
  • 852$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,103$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Charleston, SC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Charleston, SC
  • 423Less than $10,000
  • 69$10,000 to $14,999
  • 31$15,000 to $19,999
  • 25$25,000 to $29,999
  • 24$30,000 to $34,999
  • 165$35,000 to $39,999
  • 22$40,000 to $49,999
  • 119$50,000 to $59,999
  • 285$60,000 to $69,999
  • 130$70,000 to $79,999
  • 430$80,000 to $89,999
  • 350$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,061$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,426$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,439$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,103$175,000 to $199,999
  • 4,652$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,603$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,484$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,875$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,964$500,000 to $749,999
  • 441$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,808$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Charleston, SC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Charleston, SC
  • 273Less than $100
  • 223$100 to $149
  • 1,311$150 to $199
  • 58$200 to $249
  • 61$250 to $299
  • 27$300 to $349
  • 311$350 to $399
  • 302$400 to $449
  • 494$450 to $499
  • 441$500 to $549
  • 886$550 to $599
  • 1,279$600 to $649
  • 2,107$650 to $699
  • 1,516$700 to $749
  • 1,439$750 to $799
  • 3,209$800 to $899
  • 1,186$900 to $999
  • 3,008$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,923$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,653$1,500 to $1,999
  • 647$2,000 or more
  • 1,081No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,1261995 to March 2000
  • 5751990 to 1994
  • 4081985 to 1989
  • 3711980 to 1984
  • 2091975 to 1979
  • 1691970 to 1974
  • 1631965 to 1969
  • 389Before 1965
Charleston commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,514
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,261
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,472
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,549
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 7,318
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,466
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 5,158
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 597
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 669
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,401
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 724
  • 90 or more minutes: 682
Charleston, SC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.1%
Number of people working at home: 1,204 (2.7% of all workers)

Charleston mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 33,064 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 5,244 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,223 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 13 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 357 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 49 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 554 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,980 (7%)
  • Other means: 313 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,204 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 29,799
 English: 7,559
 German: 7,069
 Irish: 6,082
 United States or American: 5,979
 Italian: 2,496
 Scotch-Irish: 2,470
 Scottish: 1,985
 French (except Basque): 1,574
 Subsaharan African:: 1,233
 African: 1,086
 Polish: 1,085
 European: 763
 Russian: 671
 Greek: 670
 British: 549
 Dutch: 494
 Norwegian: 335
 Swedish: 334
 Welsh: 333
 Hungarian: 305
 French Canadian: 282
 Arab:: 281
 Eastern European: 199
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 168
 Lithuanian: 157
 Czech: 134
 Ukrainian: 123
 Belgian: 106
 Danish: 100
 Scandinavian: 94
 Swiss: 93
 Lebanese: 93
 Arab/Arabic: 93
 Austrian: 92
 Nigerian: 82
 Canadian: 82
 Latvian: 70
 Jamaican: 68
 Czechoslovakian: 58
 Finnish: 54
 South African: 54
 Croatian: 51
 Portuguese: 45
 Northern European: 44
 Celtic: 40
 Bulgarian: 38
 Egyptian: 37
 Slovak: 34
 Yugoslavian: 33
 Barbadian: 33
 West Indian: 33
 Romanian: 32
 Serbian: 32
 Palestinian: 29
 Iranian: 27
 Syrian: 22
 Albanian: 18
 Slovene: 18
 Armenian: 18
 Pennsylvania German: 14
 Israeli: 14
 Slavic: 14
 Cape Verdean: 11
 British West Indian: 11
 Brazilian: 9
 Haitian: 9
 Acadian/Cajun: 8
 Other Arab: 7
 Afghan: 7
 Bahamian: 7
 Dutch West Indian: 7
 Maltese: 7
 Cypriot: 6
 Australian: 6
 Alsatian: 5

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

  • 9%United Kingdom
  • 7%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Germany
  • 5%Mexico
  • 5%Canada
  • 5%India
  • 4%Russia

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

  • This state: 55,880
  • Northeast: 10,166
  • Midwest: 6,544
  • South: 17,185
  • West: 2,196

47% of Charleston residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in South Carolina.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 258
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 136
  • 5th and 6th grade: 362
  • 7th and 8th grade: 559
  • 9th grade: 582
  • 10th grade: 790
  • 11th grade: 746
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 995
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,035
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,355
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,880
  • Associate degree: 1,532
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,922
  • Master's degree: 1,898
  • Professional school degree: 1,534
  • Doctorate degree: 731

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 188
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 171
  • 5th and 6th grade: 469
  • 7th and 8th grade: 923
  • 9th grade: 570
  • 10th grade: 874
  • 11th grade: 1,012
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,176
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,895
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,658
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,214
  • Associate degree: 2,349
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,295
  • Master's degree: 2,959
  • Professional school degree: 844
  • Doctorate degree: 446

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 3.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.7%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 14.0%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 15.8%Males
  • 12.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 6.3%Females
Charleston marital status for males
Charleston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,290
  • One, attached: 2,037
  • Two: 3,168
  • 3 or 4: 4,101
  • 5 to 9: 5,090
  • 10 to 19: 3,138
  • 20 to 49: 1,286
  • 50 or more: 2,511
  • Mobile homes: 501
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $92,500

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Charleston:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 51.8%Electricity
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 67.3%Electricity
  • 30.4%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,565
Here:

17.8%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 908
Here:

21.0%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,185
Here:

18.6%
South Carolina:

20.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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)