Work and Jobs in Charleston, South Carolina (SC) Detailed Stats
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Based on the data from 2000 / 2009 when the population of Charleston, South Carolina was 96,650 / 115,638

Most common industries

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Health care13.1%
(5,914)
6.2%
(1,385)
19.7%
(4,529)
Accommodation and food services12.2%
(5,513)
12.6%
(2,803)
11.8%
(2,710)
Educational services10.9%
(4,924)
7.2%
(1,608)
14.4%
(3,316)
Professional, scientific, and technical services7.3%
(3,293)
8.1%
(1,804)
6.5%
(1,489)
Construction6.2%
(2,818)
10.8%
(2,407)
1.8%
(411)
Public administration4.9%
(2,222)
5.3%
(1,176)
4.6%
(1,046)
Finance and insurance3.8%
(1,704)
3.4%
(762)
4.1%
(942)
Administrative and support and waste management services3.0%
(1,378)
3.7%
(815)
2.5%
(563)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation2.8%
(1,248)
3.1%
(695)
2.4%
(553)
Real estate and rental and leasing2.6%
(1,168)
2.5%
(567)
2.6%
(601)
Food and beverage stores2.2%
(981)
2.8%
(615)
1.6%
(366)
Social assistance1.7%
(786)
0.5%
(121)
2.9%
(665)
Department and other general merchandise stores1.6%
(718)
0.8%
(182)
2.3%
(536)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.5%
(696)
1.9%
(424)
1.2%
(272)
Personal and laundry services1.5%
(682)
0.7%
(151)
2.3%
(531)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers1.4%
(637)
2.1%
(461)
0.8%
(176)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers1.3%
(604)
2.0%
(449)
0.7%
(155)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores1.3%
(574)
0.6%
(143)
1.9%
(431)
Broadcasting and telecommunications1.1%
(516)
1.4%
(311)
0.9%
(205)
Repair and maintenance1.1%
(483)
1.6%
(362)
0.5%
(121)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores1.0%
(452)
0.7%
(164)
1.3%
(288)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries1.0%
(447)
1.2%
(267)
0.8%
(180)
Transportation equipment0.8%
(383)
1.2%
(269)
0.5%
(114)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.8%
(377)
1.1%
(246)
0.6%
(131)
Utilities0.8%
(376)
1.5%
(332)
0.2%
(44)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.8%
(358)
1.3%
(279)
0.3%
(79)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.8%
(357)
0.9%
(191)
0.7%
(166)
Truck transportation0.7%
(325)
1.3%
(286)
0.2%
(39)
Chemicals0.7%
(307)
0.8%
(184)
0.5%
(123)
Private households0.6%
(257)
0.1%
(14)
1.1%
(243)
Metal and metal products0.5%
(243)
0.9%
(210)
0.1%
(33)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.5%
(215)
0.7%
(148)
0.3%
(67)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.5%
(208)
0.2%
(51)
0.7%
(157)
Other direct selling establishments0.4%
(202)
0.3%
(62)
0.6%
(140)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.4%
(190)
0.6%
(139)
0.2%
(51)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.4%
(181)
0.5%
(113)
0.3%
(68)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services0.4%
(171)
0.4%
(81)
0.4%
(90)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.4%
(163)
0.7%
(152)
0.0%
(11)
Paper0.4%
(161)
0.4%
(95)
0.3%
(66)
Book stores and news dealers0.3%
(150)
0.2%
(52)
0.4%
(98)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.3%
(148)
0.6%
(123)
0.1%
(25)
Printing and related support activities0.3%
(143)
0.4%
(88)
0.2%
(55)
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores0.3%
(139)
0.2%
(36)
0.4%
(103)
U. S. Postal service0.3%
(134)
0.3%
(78)
0.2%
(56)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.3%
(133)
0.5%
(109)
0.1%
(24)
Food0.3%
(130)
0.4%
(83)
0.2%
(47)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.3%
(127)
0.3%
(57)
0.3%
(70)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.3%
(115)
0.1%
(24)
0.4%
(91)
Machinery0.3%
(114)
0.4%
(81)
0.1%
(33)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.2%
(109)
0.3%
(67)
0.2%
(42)
Computer and electronic products0.2%
(105)
0.3%
(70)
0.2%
(35)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(97)
0.3%
(67)
0.1%
(30)
Textile mills and textile products0.2%
(95)
0.2%
(38)
0.2%
(57)
Plastics and rubber products0.2%
(93)
0.2%
(45)
0.2%
(48)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.2%
(82)
0.3%
(61)
0.1%
(21)
Water transportation0.2%
(79)
0.1%
(31)
0.2%
(48)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.2%
(78)
0.3%
(63)
0.1%
(15)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.2%
(78)
0.2%
(40)
0.2%
(38)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.2%
(75)
0.3%
(59)
0.1%
(16)
Warehousing and storage0.2%
(69)
0.2%
(49)
0.1%
(20)
Air transportation0.1%
(61)
0.1%
(31)
0.1%
(30)
Gasoline stations0.1%
(61)
0.2%
(40)
0.1%
(21)
Retail florists0.1%
(57)
0.0%
(5)
0.2%
(52)
Music stores0.1%
(53)
0.1%
(33)
0.1%
(20)
Wood products0.1%
(44)
0.2%
(44)
0.0%
(0)
Rail transportation0.1%
(35)
0.2%
(35)
0.0%
(0)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(33)
0.1%
(33)
0.0%
(0)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.1%
(31)
0.1%
(31)
0.0%
(0)

Most common occupations

Most common occupations (%)

Most common occupations for males (%)

Most common occupations for females (%)

Most common occupations

Occupation

All

Males

Females

Other sales and related workers including supervisors5.0%
(2,279)
5.4%
(1,205)
4.7%
(1,074)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers4.3%
(1,965)
4.8%
(1,078)
3.9%
(887)
Retail sales workers except cashiers4.0%
(1,791)
3.5%
(777)
4.4%
(1,014)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations3.5%
(1,595)
3.5%
(784)
3.5%
(811)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers3.3%
(1,487)
0.9%
(211)
5.6%
(1,276)
Waiters and waitresses3.2%
(1,456)
2.9%
(638)
3.6%
(818)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors2.9%
(1,330)
1.9%
(433)
3.9%
(897)
Registered nurses2.9%
(1,298)
0.4%
(85)
5.3%
(1,213)
Secretaries and administrative assistants2.5%
(1,127)
0.3%
(62)
4.6%
(1,065)
Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors2.4%
(1,107)
2.8%
(629)
2.1%
(478)
Cooks and food preparation workers2.4%
(1,068)
2.9%
(641)
1.9%
(427)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing2.3%
(1,031)
3.2%
(707)
1.4%
(324)
Cashiers2.3%
(1,020)
1.6%
(347)
2.9%
(673)
Health technologists and technicians2.0%
(905)
0.3%
(66)
3.7%
(839)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives2.0%
(892)
0.8%
(181)
3.1%
(711)
Business operations specialists1.9%
(871)
1.6%
(360)
2.2%
(511)
Postsecondary teachers1.9%
(864)
2.4%
(527)
1.5%
(337)
Physicians and surgeons1.9%
(853)
2.7%
(594)
1.1%
(259)
Top executives1.9%
(840)
2.9%
(652)
0.8%
(188)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors1.8%
(800)
3.4%
(769)
0.1%
(31)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists1.6%
(745)
0.7%
(149)
2.6%
(596)
Computer specialists1.6%
(741)
2.4%
(530)
0.9%
(211)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers1.6%
(711)
1.8%
(399)
1.4%
(312)
Other production occupations including supervisors1.6%
(708)
1.9%
(432)
1.2%
(276)
Accountants and auditors1.4%
(652)
1.0%
(231)
1.8%
(421)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers1.3%
(601)
2.6%
(586)
0.1%
(15)
Customer service representatives1.2%
(560)
0.6%
(139)
1.8%
(421)
Engineers1.2%
(542)
2.1%
(472)
0.3%
(70)
Carpenters1.2%
(522)
2.2%
(494)
0.1%
(28)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides1.1%
(507)
0.3%
(71)
1.9%
(436)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers1.1%
(495)
1.0%
(224)
1.2%
(271)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers1.1%
(483)
1.2%
(264)
1.0%
(219)
Media and communication equipment workers1.1%
(481)
1.4%
(303)
0.8%
(178)
Lawyers1.0%
(475)
1.6%
(365)
0.5%
(110)
Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks1.0%
(474)
0.5%
(117)
1.6%
(357)
Financial managers1.0%
(469)
0.9%
(203)
1.2%
(266)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks1.0%
(443)
0.6%
(133)
1.3%
(310)
Operations specialties managers except financial managers1.0%
(439)
1.2%
(275)
0.7%
(164)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.9%
(414)
0.8%
(173)
1.0%
(241)
Laborers and material movers, hand0.9%
(413)
1.5%
(345)
0.3%
(68)
Other protective service workers including supervisors0.9%
(391)
1.2%
(275)
0.5%
(116)
Child care workers0.9%
(387)
0.0%
(7)
1.7%
(380)
Life and physical scientists0.8%
(384)
1.1%
(256)
0.6%
(128)
Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses0.8%
(379)
0.8%
(173)
0.9%
(206)
Art and design workers0.8%
(368)
0.7%
(146)
1.0%
(222)
Other financial specialists0.8%
(350)
1.0%
(217)
0.6%
(133)
Law enforcement workers including supervisors0.8%
(345)
1.2%
(274)
0.3%
(71)
Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations0.7%
(325)
0.3%
(72)
1.1%
(253)
Personal appearance workers0.7%
(300)
0.2%
(43)
1.1%
(257)
Painters and paperhangers0.7%
(298)
1.2%
(259)
0.2%
(39)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers0.6%
(291)
1.2%
(272)
0.1%
(19)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians0.6%
(285)
1.0%
(226)
0.3%
(59)
Legal support workers0.6%
(279)
0.2%
(48)
1.0%
(231)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers0.6%
(276)
0.8%
(179)
0.4%
(97)
Other healthcare support occupations0.6%
(270)
0.1%
(25)
1.1%
(245)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers0.6%
(270)
0.3%
(65)
0.9%
(205)
Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants0.6%
(262)
0.8%
(176)
0.4%
(86)
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers0.6%
(261)
1.2%
(261)
0.0%
(0)
Therapists0.6%
(257)
0.2%
(35)
1.0%
(222)
Secondary school teachers0.5%
(247)
0.3%
(75)
0.7%
(172)
Supervisors of construction and extraction workers0.5%
(241)
1.0%
(225)
0.1%
(16)
Electricians0.5%
(215)
1.0%
(215)
0.0%
(0)
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers0.5%
(213)
0.7%
(153)
0.3%
(60)
Construction laborers0.5%
(212)
1.0%
(212)
0.0%
(0)
Librarians, curators, and archivists0.5%
(211)
0.2%
(55)
0.7%
(156)
Metal workers and plastic workers0.4%
(200)
0.8%
(175)
0.1%
(25)
Religious workers0.4%
(188)
0.7%
(165)
0.1%
(23)
Other transportation workers0.4%
(160)
0.3%
(69)
0.4%
(91)
Social scientists and related workers0.3%
(152)
0.2%
(42)
0.5%
(110)
Agricultural workers including supervisors0.3%
(148)
0.4%
(82)
0.3%
(66)
Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand0.3%
(146)
0.6%
(140)
0.0%
(6)
Life, physical, and social science technicians0.3%
(136)
0.2%
(51)
0.4%
(85)
Printing workers0.3%
(136)
0.4%
(87)
0.2%
(49)
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters0.3%
(135)
0.6%
(129)
0.0%
(6)
Food processing workers0.3%
(134)
0.4%
(81)
0.2%
(53)
Assemblers and fabricators0.3%
(114)
0.3%
(64)
0.2%
(50)
Special education teachers0.2%
(92)
0.1%
(16)
0.3%
(76)
Plant and system operators0.2%
(88)
0.4%
(84)
0.0%
(4)
Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors0.2%
(83)
0.4%
(83)
0.0%
(0)
Motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers0.2%
(75)
0.2%
(51)
0.1%
(24)
Other construction workers and helpers0.2%
(73)
0.2%
(55)
0.1%
(18)
Rail and water transportation workers0.2%
(70)
0.3%
(70)
0.0%
(0)
Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers0.1%
(60)
0.2%
(52)
0.0%
(8)
Bus drivers0.1%
(56)
0.1%
(22)
0.1%
(34)
Communications equipment operators0.1%
(54)
0.0%
(0)
0.2%
(54)
Woodworkers0.1%
(50)
0.2%
(50)
0.0%
(0)
Air transportation workers0.1%
(41)
0.2%
(41)
0.0%
(0)
Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers0.1%
(33)
0.1%
(33)
0.0%
(0)

Unemployment in Charleston

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2012
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 18.2%Males
  • 13.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.0%Males
  • 12.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 16.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 9.5%Females
  • 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
Unemployment in 2013:
Charleston:

5.6%
South Carolina:

7.6%
Unemployment in 2012:
Charleston:

6.6%
South Carolina:

9.0%
Unemployment in 2011:
Charleston:

7.5%
South Carolina:

10.3%
Unemployment in 2010:
Charleston:

8.2%
South Carolina:

11.1%
Unemployment in 2009:
Charleston:

4.7%
South Carolina:

5.7%
Unemployment in 2008:
Charleston:

4.9%
South Carolina:

6.8%
Unemployment in 2007:
Charleston:

4.2%
South Carolina:

5.6%
Unemployment in 2006:
Charleston:

4.8%
South Carolina:

6.4%
Unemployment in 2005:
Charleston:

5.6%
South Carolina:

6.8%
Unemployment in 2004:
Charleston:

5.5%
South Carolina:

6.8%
Unemployment in 2003:
Charleston:

5.4%
South Carolina:

6.7%
Unemployment in 2002:
Charleston:

4.8%
South Carolina:

6.0%
Unemployment in 2001:
Charleston:

4.3%
South Carolina:

5.2%
Unemployment in 2000:
Charleston:

3.3%
South Carolina:

3.6%
Unemployment in 1999:
Charleston:

3.1%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Unemployment in 1998:
Charleston:

2.8%
South Carolina:

3.6%
Unemployment in 1997:
Charleston:

4.0%
South Carolina:

4.4%
Unemployment in 1996:
Charleston:

5.7%
South Carolina:

5.6%
Unemployment in 1995:
Charleston:

5.5%
South Carolina:

5.1%
Unemployment in 1994:
Charleston:

6.3%
South Carolina:

6.0%
Unemployment in 1993:
Charleston:

6.5%
South Carolina:

7.2%
Unemployment in 1992:
Charleston:

6.0%
South Carolina:

6.6%
Unemployment in 1991:
Charleston:

4.3%
South Carolina:

6.1%
Unemployment in 1990:
Charleston:

3.0%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Means of transportation to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2009 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

1.0% (589)
South Carolina:

3.3% (62,497)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Charleston:

0.7% (428)
South Carolina:

2.9% (54,288)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

2.2% (1,290)
South Carolina:

4.4% (82,086)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Charleston:

5.3% (3,141)
South Carolina:

8.2% (154,525)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

10.0% (5,952)
South Carolina:

11.0% (207,751)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Charleston:

16.6% (9,918)
South Carolina:

16.6% (312,069)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

13.9% (8,301)
South Carolina:

14.5% (274,206)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Charleston:

13.4% (7,962)
South Carolina:

10.9% (205,953)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

6.5% (3,896)
South Carolina:

4.7% (88,155)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

9.7% (5,770)
South Carolina:

5.2% (98,068)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

6.2% (3,688)
South Carolina:

2.8% (53,190)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

1.5% (865)
South Carolina:

1.0% (18,836)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Charleston:

7.0% (4,167)
South Carolina:

6.9% (129,456)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Charleston:

6.1% (3,631)
South Carolina:

7.6% (144,026)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

1.4% (641)
South Carolina:

2.9% (52,042)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Charleston:

1.0% (459)
South Carolina:

2.4% (44,320)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

1.9% (842)
South Carolina:

3.8% (68,753)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Charleston:

4.8% (2,150)
South Carolina:

8.4% (153,907)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

9.8% (4,416)
South Carolina:

11.5% (210,295)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Charleston:

14.3% (6,458)
South Carolina:

15.9% (289,937)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

16.4% (7,400)
South Carolina:

16.7% (305,268)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Charleston:

13.6% (6,115)
South Carolina:

10.4% (189,373)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

7.9% (3,571)
South Carolina:

4.5% (82,760)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

7.8% (3,524)
South Carolina:

4.6% (83,870)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

2.8% (1,256)
South Carolina:

1.8% (32,177)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Charleston:

1.4% (651)
South Carolina:

0.8% (15,242)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Charleston:

6.8% (3,043)
South Carolina:

6.4% (116,272)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Charleston:

7.3% (3,285)
South Carolina:

7.7% (140,518)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2009 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    1.6% (471)
    South Carolina:

    4.3% (41,338)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    1.0% (282)
    South Carolina:

    3.9% (37,754)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    3.2% (913)
    South Carolina:

    5.5% (53,096)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    5.7% (1,642)
    South Carolina:

    9.8% (94,684)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    10.9% (3,154)
    South Carolina:

    12.1% (116,642)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    17.1% (4,934)
    South Carolina:

    15.8% (153,096)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    15.3% (4,410)
    South Carolina:

    13.2% (127,609)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    13.7% (3,947)
    South Carolina:

    9.8% (94,691)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    4.6% (1,311)
    South Carolina:

    3.9% (37,698)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    8.7% (2,516)
    South Carolina:

    4.7% (45,749)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    7.0% (2,017)
    South Carolina:

    2.6% (25,441)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    1.8% (511)
    South Carolina:

    0.8% (7,962)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    4.1% (1,182)
    South Carolina:

    6.1% (59,087)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Charleston:

    5.3% (1,514)
    South Carolina:

    7.5% (72,069)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2009 (%) - Females

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    0.4% (118)
    South Carolina:

    2.3% (21,159)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    0.5% (146)
    South Carolina:

    1.8% (16,534)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    1.2% (377)
    South Carolina:

    3.2% (28,990)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    4.9% (1,499)
    South Carolina:

    6.5% (59,841)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    9.1% (2,798)
    South Carolina:

    9.9% (91,109)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    16.2% (4,984)
    South Carolina:

    17.3% (158,973)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    12.6% (3,891)
    South Carolina:

    16.0% (146,597)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    13.0% (4,015)
    South Carolina:

    12.1% (111,262)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    8.4% (2,585)
    South Carolina:

    5.5% (50,457)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    10.6% (3,254)
    South Carolina:

    5.7% (52,319)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    5.4% (1,671)
    South Carolina:

    3.0% (27,749)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    1.1% (354)
    South Carolina:

    1.2% (10,874)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    9.7% (2,985)
    South Carolina:

    7.7% (70,369)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Charleston:

    6.9% (2,117)
    South Carolina:

    7.8% (71,957)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.1%
Number of people working at home: 1,204 (2.7% of all workers)
Daytime population change due to commuting: +32,526 (+33.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 27,077 (60.2%)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Less than 30 minutes - public transportation:
Charleston:

47.7% (767)
South Carolina:

45.9% (7,105)
Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Charleston:

80.1% (33,813)
South Carolina:

68.9% (1,219,000)
30 to 44 minutes - public transportation:
Charleston:

32.5% (523)
South Carolina:

21.3% (3,292)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Charleston:

14.0% (5,901)
South Carolina:

18.9% (335,181)
45 to 59 minutes - public transportation:
Charleston:

12.3% (198)
South Carolina:

7.5% (1,163)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Charleston:

2.9% (1,203)
South Carolina:

6.4% (113,296)
60 or more minutes - public transportation:
Charleston:

7.4% (119)
South Carolina:

25.3% (3,908)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Charleston:

3.0% (1,287)
South Carolina:

5.8% (101,789)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2009 (%)

Working at home in 2009 - Charleston

Working at home in 2009 - South Carolina

Less than 5 minutes:
Charleston:

2.2% (2,140)
South Carolina:

3.4% (63,658)
5 to 9 minutes:
Charleston:

8.4% (8,108)
South Carolina:

10.8% (199,424)
10 to 14 minutes:
Charleston:

10.9% (10,586)
South Carolina:

15.4% (285,216)
15 to 19 minutes:
Charleston:

18.7% (18,129)
South Carolina:

17.7% (327,745)
20 to 24 minutes:
Charleston:

19.1% (18,511)
South Carolina:

16.5% (304,761)
25 to 29 minutes:
Charleston:

6.0% (5,850)
South Carolina:

6.1% (113,784)
30 to 34 minutes:
Charleston:

15.1% (14,633)
South Carolina:

13.3% (246,200)
35 to 39 minutes:
Charleston:

3.1% (3,039)
South Carolina:

2.8% (51,588)
40 to 44 minutes:
Charleston:

2.8% (2,685)
South Carolina:

2.6% (48,130)
45 to 59 minutes:
Charleston:

7.0% (6,813)
South Carolina:

6.5% (120,824)
60 to 89 minutes:
Charleston:

4.8% (4,613)
South Carolina:

3.1% (57,400)
90 or more minutes:
Charleston:

1.9% (1,807)
South Carolina:

1.7% (31,684)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000 (%)

Working at home in 2000 - Charleston

Working at home in 2000 - South Carolina

Less than 5 minutes:
Charleston:

3.4% (1,514)
South Carolina:

3.0% (53,890)
5 to 9 minutes:
Charleston:

11.7% (5,261)
South Carolina:

10.6% (193,658)
10 to 14 minutes:
Charleston:

18.8% (8,472)
South Carolina:

15.6% (284,615)
15 to 19 minutes:
Charleston:

21.2% (9,549)
South Carolina:

17.1% (311,394)
20 to 24 minutes:
Charleston:

16.3% (7,318)
South Carolina:

15.0% (274,138)
25 to 29 minutes:
Charleston:

5.5% (2,466)
South Carolina:

5.9% (108,410)
30 to 34 minutes:
Charleston:

11.5% (5,158)
South Carolina:

13.5% (246,792)
35 to 39 minutes:
Charleston:

1.3% (597)
South Carolina:

2.5% (44,712)
40 to 44 minutes:
Charleston:

1.5% (669)
South Carolina:

2.6% (46,969)
45 to 59 minutes:
Charleston:

3.1% (1,401)
South Carolina:

6.3% (114,459)
60 to 89 minutes:
Charleston:

1.6% (724)
South Carolina:

3.4% (61,532)
90 or more minutes:
Charleston:

1.5% (682)
South Carolina:

2.4% (44,165)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2009 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    3.0% (1,336)
    South Carolina:

    3.8% (36,397)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    8.8% (3,937)
    South Carolina:

    10.2% (96,907)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    10.2% (4,574)
    South Carolina:

    14.6% (138,983)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    22.6% (10,100)
    South Carolina:

    16.9% (161,197)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    16.9% (7,529)
    South Carolina:

    15.5% (147,846)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    4.9% (2,186)
    South Carolina:

    5.8% (55,618)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    13.8% (6,162)
    South Carolina:

    14.2% (134,664)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    3.3% (1,460)
    South Carolina:

    3.0% (28,444)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    2.2% (964)
    South Carolina:

    2.9% (27,826)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    7.7% (3,439)
    South Carolina:

    7.0% (66,278)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    3.9% (1,737)
    South Carolina:

    3.7% (34,900)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Charleston:

    2.8% (1,231)
    South Carolina:

    2.3% (22,270)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2009 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    1.5% (804)
    South Carolina:

    3.0% (27,261)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    8.0% (4,171)
    South Carolina:

    11.4% (102,517)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    11.5% (6,012)
    South Carolina:

    16.3% (146,233)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    15.4% (8,029)
    South Carolina:

    18.5% (166,548)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    21.0% (10,982)
    South Carolina:

    17.5% (156,915)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    7.0% (3,664)
    South Carolina:

    6.5% (58,166)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    16.2% (8,471)
    South Carolina:

    12.4% (111,536)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    3.0% (1,579)
    South Carolina:

    2.6% (23,144)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    3.3% (1,721)
    South Carolina:

    2.3% (20,304)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    6.5% (3,374)
    South Carolina:

    6.1% (54,546)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    5.5% (2,876)
    South Carolina:

    2.5% (22,500)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Charleston:

    1.1% (576)
    South Carolina:

    1.0% (9,414)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Charleston

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - South Carolina

Drove car alone:
Charleston:

80.9% (80,257)
South Carolina:

82.0% (1,580,073)
Carpooled:
Charleston:

9.1% (9,047)
South Carolina:

10.1% (193,979)
Bus or trolley bus:
Charleston:

2.5% (2,498)
South Carolina:

0.6% (10,645)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Charleston:

0.0% (10)
South Carolina:

0.0% (295)
Bicycle:
Charleston:

2.0% (1,952)
South Carolina:

0.3% (5,729)
Walked:
Charleston:

1.7% (1,681)
South Carolina:

1.9% (37,134)
Other means:
Charleston:

1.5% (1,479)
South Carolina:

1.2% (22,329)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Charleston

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - South Carolina

Drove car alone:
Charleston:

73.5% (33,064)
South Carolina:

79.4% (1,447,338)
Carpooled:
Charleston:

11.6% (5,244)
South Carolina:

14.0% (255,857)
Bus or trolley bus:
Charleston:

2.7% (1,223)
South Carolina:

0.6% (11,168)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Charleston:

0.0% (13)
South Carolina:

0.0% (285)
Subway or elevated:
Charleston:

0.0% (7)
South Carolina:

0.0% (291)
Ferryboat:
Charleston:

0.0% (7)
South Carolina:

0.0% (183)
Taxicab:
Charleston:

0.8% (357)
South Carolina:

0.2% (3,475)
Motorcycle:
Charleston:

0.1% (49)
South Carolina:

0.1% (2,103)
Bicycle:
Charleston:

1.2% (554)
South Carolina:

0.2% (3,874)
Walked:
Charleston:

6.6% (2,980)
South Carolina:

2.3% (42,567)
Other means:
Charleston:

0.7% (313)
South Carolina:

1.0% (17,527)

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Charleston (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - South Carolina (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Charleston:

    79.3% (36,128)
    South Carolina:

    80.2% (795,533)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Charleston:

    8.9% (4,033)
    South Carolina:

    11.0% (109,473)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Charleston:

    2.3% (1,059)
    South Carolina:

    0.5% (5,405)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Charleston:

    3.3% (1,518)
    South Carolina:

    0.4% (4,301)
    Walked - Males:
    Charleston:

    2.1% (975)
    South Carolina:

    2.2% (21,958)
    Other means - Males:
    Charleston:

    2.1% (942)
    South Carolina:

    1.4% (14,293)

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Charleston (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2009Travel time to work - South Carolina (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Charleston:

    82.3% (44,129)
    South Carolina:

    84.0% (784,540)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Charleston:

    9.4% (5,014)
    South Carolina:

    9.0% (84,506)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Charleston:

    2.7% (1,439)
    South Carolina:

    0.6% (5,240)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Females:
    Charleston:

    0.0% (10)
    South Carolina:

    0.0% (114)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Charleston:

    0.8% (434)
    South Carolina:

    0.2% (1,428)
    Walked - Females:
    Charleston:

    1.3% (706)
    South Carolina:

    1.6% (15,176)
    Other means - Females:
    Charleston:

    1.0% (537)
    South Carolina:

    0.9% (8,036)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy (%)

Drove alone:
Charleston:

86.3% (33,064)
South Carolina:

85.0% (1,447,338)
In 2 person carpool:
Charleston:

11.1% (4,241)
South Carolina:

11.0% (187,418)
In 3 person carpool:
Charleston:

1.9% (721)
South Carolina:

2.4% (40,124)
In 4 person carpool:
Charleston:

0.4% (171)
South Carolina:

0.9% (15,038)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Charleston:

0.2% (59)
South Carolina:

0.5% (8,470)
In 7+ person carpool:
Charleston:

0.1% (52)
South Carolina:

0.3% (4,807)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Charleston:

62.5% (28,277)
South Carolina:

70.4% (1,284,199)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Charleston:

3.5% (1,569)
South Carolina:

3.1% (56,628)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Charleston:

6.1% (2,746)
South Carolina:

4.6% (84,506)
Local government workers:
Charleston:

6.6% (2,990)
South Carolina:

5.4% (99,319)
State government workers:
Charleston:

12.1% (5,462)
South Carolina:

8.1% (147,384)
Federal government workers:
Charleston:

3.2% (1,427)
South Carolina:

2.4% (43,164)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Charleston:

5.9% (2,675)
South Carolina:

5.7% (104,649)
Unpaid family workers:
Charleston:

0.3% (120)
South Carolina:

0.3% (4,851)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Charleston:

66.1% (14,727)
South Carolina:

73.5% (702,345)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Charleston:

5.0% (1,113)
South Carolina:

4.4% (41,954)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Charleston:

4.8% (1,067)
South Carolina:

3.0% (28,252)
Local government workers - Males:
Charleston:

5.7% (1,270)
South Carolina:

4.2% (40,534)
State government workers - Males:
Charleston:

8.3% (1,848)
South Carolina:

5.1% (49,132)
Federal government workers - Males:
Charleston:

3.2% (720)
South Carolina:

2.4% (22,630)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Charleston:

6.8% (1,522)
South Carolina:

7.2% (68,656)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Charleston:

0.1% (28)
South Carolina:

0.2% (2,261)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Charleston:

59.0% (13,550)
South Carolina:

67.0% (581,854)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Charleston:

2.0% (456)
South Carolina:

1.7% (14,674)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Charleston:

7.3% (1,679)
South Carolina:

6.5% (56,254)
Local government workers - Females:
Charleston:

7.5% (1,720)
South Carolina:

6.8% (58,785)
State government workers - Females:
Charleston:

15.7% (3,614)
South Carolina:

11.3% (98,252)
Federal government workers - Females:
Charleston:

3.1% (707)
South Carolina:

2.4% (20,534)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Charleston:

5.0% (1,153)
South Carolina:

4.1% (35,993)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Charleston:

0.4% (92)
South Carolina:

0.3% (2,590)
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