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Charleston,SC index of house prices

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

Houses: 65,690 (57,854 occupied: 32,746 owner occupied, 25,108 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

31%

Housing density: 677 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $693,152.

Median contract rent in 2016: $518 (lower quartile is $363, upper quartile is $657)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $937


Median gross rent in Charleston, SC in 2016: $614

Housing units in Charleston with a mortgage: 23,050 (321 second mortgage, 2,160 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,696

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $99,328

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $67,614

Median monthly housing costs: $1,263


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Charleston, South Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $297,700 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
Charleston:

$297,700
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $209,000 - $486,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $500,694
Here:

$500,694
State:

$236,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $289,605
Here:

$289,605
State:

$189,206

In 2-unit structures: $1,619,668
Here:

$1,619,668
State:

$386,010

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,241
Here:

$168,241
State:

$145,218

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $261,842
Here:

$261,842
State:

$218,084

Mobile homes: $139,683
Here:

$139,683
State:

$71,546
Median year house/condo built: 1988

Median year apartment built: 1981

Household type by relationship:

Households: 137,539
  • In family households: 88,953 (12,855 male householders, 15,369 female householders)
    21,456 spouses, 28,730 children (27,778 natural, 876 adopted, 76 stepchildren), 3,176 grandchildren, 1,731 brothers or sisters, 1,830 parents, 1,750 other relatives, 2,056 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42,802 (11,521 male householders (8,199 living alone)), 18,109 female householders (15,236 living alone)), 13,172 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,784

Size of family households: 15,070 2-persons, 6,613 3-persons, 4,550 4-persons, 1,259 5-persons, 654 6-persons, 78 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 23,435 1-person, 4,509 2-persons, 1,432 3-persons, 228 4-persons, 26 6-persons.

13,946 married couples with children.
5,705 single-parent households (119 men, 5,586 women).

94.8% of residents of Charleston speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 5,593 (4.1%)
(56.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 52no bedroom
  • 6501 bedroom
  • 4,9152 bedrooms
  • 17,0233 bedrooms
  • 8,6584 bedrooms
  • 1,4485+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

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

  • 880no bedroom
  • 6,2021 bedroom
  • 12,4552 bedrooms
  • 4,6523 bedrooms
  • 6474 bedrooms
  • 2725+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 731no vehicle
  • 12,4411 vehicle
  • 14,3372 vehicles
  • 4,1653 vehicles
  • 7124 vehicles
  • 3605+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

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

  • 3,427no vehicle
  • 13,7361 vehicle
  • 6,5292 vehicles
  • 1,2413 vehicles
  • 504 vehicles
  • 1255+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 521 room
  • 2132 rooms
  • 9953 rooms
  • 2,2644 rooms
  • 5,4235 rooms
  • 6,5626 rooms
  • 5,2407 rooms
  • 5,3858 rooms
  • 6,6129+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

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

  • 8581 room
  • 1,3312 rooms
  • 4,8003 rooms
  • 8,3494 rooms
  • 4,3105 rooms
  • 2,7076 rooms
  • 1,2117 rooms
  • 8838 rooms
  • 6599+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 7,021Less than $10,000
  • 2,539$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,425$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,960$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,098$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,532$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,344$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,380$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,236$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,400$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,932$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,595$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,679$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,003$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,048$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,662$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Charleston, SC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Charleston, SC
  • 68Less than $10,000
  • 35$15,000 to $19,999
  • 147$20,000 to $24,999
  • 41$35,000 to $39,999
  • 128$50,000 to $59,999
  • 47$60,000 to $69,999
  • 101$70,000 to $79,999
  • 728$80,000 to $89,999
  • 234$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,123$100,000 to $124,999
  • 485$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,923$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,215$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,078$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,214$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5,949$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,362$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4,216$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,660$750,000 to $999,999
  • 701$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 240$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,051$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Charleston, SC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Charleston, SC
  • 81Less than $100
  • 587$100 to $149
  • 417$150 to $199
  • 354$200 to $249
  • 344$250 to $299
  • 192$300 to $349
  • 648$350 to $399
  • 177$400 to $449
  • 818$450 to $499
  • 46$500 to $549
  • 680$550 to $599
  • 639$600 to $649
  • 834$650 to $699
  • 1,054$700 to $749
  • 1,637$750 to $799
  • 2,044$800 to $899
  • 1,913$900 to $999
  • 4,488$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,107$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,409$1,500 to $1,999
  • 424$2,000 to $2,499
  • 292$2,500 to $2,999
  • 102$3,000 to $3,499
  • 145$3,500 or more
  • 1,676No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,4092010 or later
  • 1,5132000 to 2009
  • 9851990 to 1999
  • 7791980 to 1989
  • 3781970 to 1979
  • 552Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Charleston commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 996
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,159
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9,427
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 14,986
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 12,540
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 5,121
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,922
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,105
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,060
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,438
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,164
  • 90 or more minutes: 798
Charleston, SC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.9%
Number of people working at home: 5,338 (7.1% of all workers)

Charleston mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 84,620 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 7,718 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,612 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 79 (0%)
  • Taxi: 649 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2,056 (2%)
  • Walked: 4,193 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 5,338 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 20,190
 Irish: 5,353
 German: 5,197
 English: 4,485
 Scottish: 2,080
 Italian: 2,035
 Scotch-Irish: 1,965
 European: 1,957
 Polish: 944
 French (except Basque): 880
 British: 586
 Welsh: 489
 Greek: 332
 Lebanese: 324
 Russian: 309
 African: 280
 Dutch: 244
 Eastern European: 234
 French Canadian: 233
 Swiss: 212
 Swedish: 205
 Portuguese: 200
 Norwegian: 157
 Egyptian: 151
 Romanian: 143
 Scandinavian: 127
 Northern European: 118
 Ukrainian: 114
 Hungarian: 112
 Danish: 105
 Canadian: 102
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 89
 Barbadian: 80
 Iranian: 77
 Armenian: 73
 Lithuanian: 67
 Haitian: 64
 Czech: 62
 Jamaican: 53
 South African: 45
 Yugoslavian: 41
 Croatian: 40
 Jordanian: 38
 Austrian: 37
 Sudanese: 36
 Belgian: 35
 Icelander: 29
 Bulgarian: 29
 Slovak: 28
 Latvian: 26
 Arab: 24
 Celtic: 23
 West Indian: 22
 Sierra Leonean: 19
 Australian: 19
 Finnish: 18
 Senegalese: 15
 Ghanaian: 14
 Ugandan: 13
 Czechoslovakian: 12
 Brazilian: 9
 Slavic: 8
 Israeli: 8
 Turkish: 4
 Iraqi: 4
 Nigerian: 3
 Cajun: 2

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

  • 10%India
  • 8%Mexico
  • 5%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 5%England
  • 5%Taiwan
  • 5%Canada
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

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

  • This state: 69,421
  • Other state: 61,284
  • Northeast: 17,034
  • Midwest: 14,005
  • South: 25,701
  • West: 4,544

84% of Charleston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in South Carolina.

Charleston:

83.8%
State average:

85.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 377
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 27
  • 5th and 6th grade: 28
  • 7th and 8th grade: 248
  • 9th grade: 54
  • 10th grade: 709
  • 11th grade: 1,227
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 161
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,794
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,270
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,717
  • Associate degree: 2,711
  • Bachelor's degree: 16,479
  • Master's degree: 4,902
  • Professional school degree: 2,920
  • Doctorate degree: 1,374

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 11
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 135
  • 5th and 6th grade: 51
  • 7th and 8th grade: 310
  • 9th grade: 190
  • 10th grade: 766
  • 11th grade: 1,056
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 383
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,498
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,368
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,978
  • Associate degree: 6,232
  • Bachelor's degree: 16,717
  • Master's degree: 6,615
  • Professional school degree: 1,887
  • Doctorate degree: 829

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 2.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.2%Males
  • 10.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.2%Males
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 25.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 6.2%Females
Charleston marital status for males
Charleston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,775
  • One, attached: 4,004
  • Two: 3,093
  • 3 or 4: 6,089
  • 5 to 9: 7,435
  • 10 to 19: 3,298
  • 20 to 49: 2,830
  • 50 or more: 3,683
  • Mobile homes: 483

Median worth of mobile homes: $107,657

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Charleston:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charleston
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (65.7%)
  • Utility gas (32.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (86.9%)
  • Utility gas (11.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,759
Here:

22.2%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,117
Here:

22.4%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,805
Here:

14.9%
South Carolina:

19.2%

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)