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Total population: 115,638 (Urban population: 111,848, Rural population: 3,790 (32 farm, 3,757 nonfarm))

Charleston,SC index of house prices


Houses: 44,143 (40,454 occupied: 20,935 owner occupied, 19,519 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

48%
State:

46%

Housing density: 455 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $230,257.


Median contract rent in 2009: $715 (lower quartile is $531, upper quartile is $911)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $823


Median gross rent in Charleston, SC in 2009: $854


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: $78,756


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,398


Median monthly housing costs: $1,006





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Charleston, South Carolina Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $272,000 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
Charleston:

$272,000
South Carolina:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $193,300 - $422,400

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $314,830
Here:

$314,830
State:

$217,639

Townhouses or other attached units: $293,435
Here:

$293,435
State:

$164,785

In 2-unit structures: $385,668
Here:

$385,668
State:

$197,041

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $353,683
Here:

$353,683
State:

$210,002

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,825
Here:

$126,825
State:

$191,373

Mobile homes: $40,096
Here:

$40,096
State:

$45,713

Median year house/condo built: 1983

Median year apartment built: 1977

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

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Charleston, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 612
  • 4 rooms: 1,105
  • 5 rooms: 3,442
  • 6 rooms: 5,301
  • 7 rooms: 4,634
  • 8 rooms: 2,956
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,794
  • 1 room: 771
  • 2 rooms: 2,047
  • 3 rooms: 3,982
  • 4 rooms: 6,211
  • 5 rooms: 3,471
  • 6 rooms: 1,769
  • 7 rooms: 791
  • 8 rooms: 291
  • 9 or more rooms: 186
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Charleston, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 544
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,389
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,783
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,166
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,025
  • no bedroom: 898
  • 1 bedroom: 5,791
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,657
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,471
  • 4 bedrooms: 591
  • 5+ bedrooms: 111
Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,316
  • 1 vehicle: 7,408
  • 2 vehicles: 8,991
  • 3 vehicles: 2,635
  • 4 vehicles: 489
  • 5+ vehicles: 96
  • no vehicle: 4,917
  • 1 vehicle: 9,043
  • 2 vehicles: 4,491
  • 3 vehicles: 886
  • 4 vehicles: 127
  • 5+ vehicles: 55

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,832
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,864
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,050
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,019
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,083
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,175
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,654
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,770
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,915

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Charleston, SC house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Charleston, SC:

  • Less than $10,000: 118
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 59
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 58
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 42
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 42
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 36
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 38
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 101
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 70
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 144
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 151
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 314
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 321
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1071
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 1519
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 1685
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 2106
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 3412
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 3711
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 4194
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 1658
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 2179
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 951
  • $1,000,000 or more: 1933
 


Charleston rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Charleston:

  • Less than $100: 89 people
  • $100 to $149: 187
  • $150 to $199: 223
  • $200 to $249: 703
  • $250 to $299: 407
  • $300 to $349: 250
  • $350 to $399: 391
  • $400 to $449: 406
  • $450 to $499: 376
  • $500 to $549: 643
  • $550 to $599: 585
  • $600 to $649: 836
  • $650 to $699: 1,121
  • $700 to $749: 1,258
  • $750 to $799: 1,378
  • $800 to $899: 2,915
  • $900 to $999: 2,617
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 2,943
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 1,922
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 1,156
  • $2,000 or more: 459
  • No cash rent: 1,032
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,126
  • 1990 to 1994: 575
  • 1985 to 1989: 408
  • 1980 to 1984: 371
  • 1975 to 1979: 209
  • 1970 to 1974: 169
  • 1970 to 1974: 163
  • 1965 to 1969: 389


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1514
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5261
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8472
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9549
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 7318
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2466
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 5158
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 597
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 669
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1401
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 724
  • 90 or more minutes: 682
 


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%)
 


Charleston, SC household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 6401
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 2869
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 2849
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 2737
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 2778
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 2501
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 2128
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 2276
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1498
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 3269
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 3455
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 3187
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1733
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 914
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 852
  • $200,000 or more: 1103
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 29799
 English: 7559
 German: 7069
 Irish: 6082
 United States or American: 5979
 Italian: 2496
 Scotch-Irish: 2470
 Scottish: 1985
 French (except Basque): 1574
 Subsaharan African:: 1233
 African: 1086
 Polish: 1085
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 55880
  • Northeast: 10166
  • Midwest: 6544
  • South: 17185
  • West: 2196

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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 4.9%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 3.8%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 14.7%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 9.9%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 14.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 4.7%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 6.2%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 15.8%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 12.3%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 6.7%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 6.3%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $56,778
  • Black householders: $29,012
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $31,772
  • Asian householders: $74,592
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $16,387
  • Some other race householders: $32,695
  • Two or more races householders: $28,634
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $37,934
Charleston household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Charleston household income for Black householders
Charleston household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Charleston household income for Asian householders
Charleston household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Charleston household income for Some other race householders
Charleston household income for Two or more races householders
Charleston household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Charleston marital status for males
Charleston marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $313,056
  • Black or African American householders: $170,937
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $301,608
  • Asian householders: $243,576
  • Some other race householders: $149,619
  • Two or more races householders: $230,351
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $268,644

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: $29,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Charleston:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charleston
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (51.8%)
  • Utility gas (46.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Electricity (67.3%)
  • Utility gas (30.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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