Charleston, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 134,875 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.5%
Males: 66,402  (49.2%)
Females: 68,473  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29401, 29403, 29405, 29407, 29409, 29412, 29414, 29424, 29445, 29450, 29455, 29464, 29487, 29492.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,364 (it was $35,295 in 2000)
Charleston:

$63,364
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $41,299 (it was $22,414 in 2000)

Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $344,600 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
Charleston:

$344,600
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $464,670; detached houses: $475,680; townhouses or other attached units: $379,831; in 2-unit structures: $596,638; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $248,615; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $592,352; mobile homes: $44,873

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,236.

March 2019 cost of living index in Charleston: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.7%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.9% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Charleston, SC (2017)
    • 98,75072.7%White alone
    • 28,65921.1%Black alone
    • 3,9402.9%Hispanic
    • 2,4371.8%Two or more races
    • 1,9131.4%Asian alone
    • 1600.1%Other race alone
    • 1280.09%American Indian alone
    • 90.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Charleston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, South Carolina as of February 16, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charleston is 1,828 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Charleston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
10
(9.4)
23
(21.2)
15
(13.7)
14
(12.5)
9
(7.9)
10
(8.5)
11
(9.1)
12
(9.7)
7
(5.5)
8
(6.2)
16
(12.1)
11
(8.1)
6
(4.4)
10
(7.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
49
(46.1)
45
(41.5)
56
(51.2)
60
(53.7)
31
(27.3)
18
(15.3)
30
(24.7)
19
(15.3)
29
(22.8)
25
(19.3)
43
(32.4)
44
(32.6)
50
(36.5)
57
(41.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
290
(272.8)
245
(226.1)
269
(245.9)
288
(258.0)
218
(191.8)
151
(128.5)
162
(133.4)
104
(84.0)
72
(56.6)
70
(53.9)
91
(68.6)
107
(79.2)
100
(73.1)
89
(64.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
654
(615.2)
647
(597.0)
569
(520.2)
438
(392.3)
337
(296.4)
250
(212.7)
195
(160.5)
161
(130.0)
123
(96.7)
167
(128.6)
192
(144.8)
246
(182.0)
232
(169.5)
259
(188.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
810
(761.9)
707
(652.4)
746
(682.0)
724
(648.5)
566
(497.9)
601
(511.3)
527
(433.8)
374
(302.0)
305
(239.8)
350
(269.5)
474
(357.5)
417
(308.5)
399
(291.6)
360
(262.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,464
(3,258)
3,108
(2,868)
3,056
(2,794)
3,399
(3,044)
3,152
(2,773)
3,150
(2,680)
2,957
(2,434)
2,764
(2,232)
2,725
(2,142)
2,442
(1,880)
2,477
(1,868)
2,681
(1,984)
2,442
(1,785)
2,163
(1,578)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
482
(453.4)
543
(501.1)
444
(405.9)
412
(369.0)
273
(240.1)
229
(194.8)
270
(222.3)
235
(189.7)
162
(127.4)
179
(137.8)
284
(214.2)
261
(193.1)
303
(221.4)
325
(237.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(10.3)
17
(15.7)
11
(10.1)
19
(17.0)
11
(9.7)
3
(2.6)
6
(4.9)
6
(4.8)
2
(1.6)
6
(4.6)
3
(2.3)
8
(5.9)
12
(8.8)
8
(5.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)480.5463.4438.2420.6319.4268.9255.5208.4178.2174.7216.5218.9203.3205.6

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City-data.com crime index in Charleston, SC

Crime rate in Charleston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 514 (410 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (28.9%), Irish (6.8%), German (6.1%), English (6.0%), Italian (2.4%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 118 feet

Land area: 97.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,391 people per square mile   (low).

Charleston, South Carolina map

5,473 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

4.0%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,666 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,483 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (174.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (566.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

James Island, SC (2.1 miles ),
Bear Swamp, SC (2.4 miles ),
North Charleston, SC (2.6 miles ),
Johns Island, SC (2.8 miles ),
Mount Pleasant, SC (2.9 miles ),
Sullivan's Island, SC (3.0 miles ),
Hanahan, SC (3.0 miles ),
Folly Beach, SC (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 32.79 N, Longitude: 79.99 W

Charleston nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The Big Sweet Grass Basket, Palmetto City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +41,476 (+29.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 45,408 (60.3%)

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Charleston, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Charleston, SC in 2017
Charleston satellite photo by USGS

Charleston tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 642 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 1998: 574 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 1999: 717 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2000: 790 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2001: 782 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2002: 1053 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2003: 1003 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2004: 1122 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2005: 1176 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2006: 888 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2007: 878 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2008: 508 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2009: 399 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2010: 400 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2011: 392 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2012: 477 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2013: 576 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2014: 600 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2015: 651 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2016: 692 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2017: 766 buildings, average cost: $158,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Charleston, SC residents
Average permit cost in Charleston, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Charleston, SC
Historical housing units in Charleston, SC

Population change in the 1990s: +6,355 (+7.0%).
Most common industries in Charleston, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (20.6%)
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Charleston, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (2.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (3.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.9%)
  • Engineers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.1%)
  • Art and design workers (2.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (2.5%)

Average climate in Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.1. This is better than average.

City:

61.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0779. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0779
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.77
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.369. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.369
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.45
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 0.00361. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00361
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/11/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Charleston city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 12.0 miles away from Charleston 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 19.5 miles away from the city 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 26.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from Charleston 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 11.9 miles away from Charleston center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from Charleston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charleston County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charleston topographic map

Main business address for: BLACKBAUD INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), GTA-IB, LLC (HOTELS & MOTELS), FIRST FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC /DE/ (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Charleston:

  • A CARING HEART HOSPICE (6296 RIVERS AVENUE # 307)
  • BON SECOURS-ST FRANCIS XAVIER HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2095 HENRY TECKLENBURG DRIVE)
  • CAMP ICF/MR (1251 CAMP ROAD)
  • CHARLESTON VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, provides emergency services, 109 BEE STREET)
  • DILLS BLUFF COMM. RES. (926 DILLS BLUFF)
  • MUSC MEDICAL CENTER (Government - State, provides emergency services, 169 ASHLEY AVE)
  • PALMETTO LOWCOUNTRY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (2777 SPEISSEGGER DRIVE)
  • ROPER HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 316 CALHOUN ST)
  • SOUTHERN CARE CHARLESTON (2070 NORTHBROOK BLVD, SUITE B 1)
  • SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA (326 CALHOUN ST 3RD FLOOR)
  • TRIDENT MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 9330 MEDICAL PLAZA DR)

Airports and heliports located in Charleston:

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Amtrak station near Charleston:

  • 7 miles: CHARLESTON (N. CHARLESTON, 4565 GAYNOR AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Charleston:

  • Trident Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 13,125; Location: 7000 Rivers Avenue; Public; Website: www.tridenttech.edu)
  • College of Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 10,974; Location: 66 George St; Public; Website: www.cofc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (Full-time enrollment: 3,683; Location: 171 Moultrie St; Public; Website: www.citadel.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Charleston Southern University (Full-time enrollment: 3,012; Location: 9200 University Blvd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.csuniv.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (Full-time enrollment: 2,138; Location: 179 Ashley Ave; Public; Website: www.musc.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Miller-Motte Technical College-North Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 732; Location: 8085 Rivers Ave., Ste E; Private, for-profit; Website: miller-motte.edu)
  • The Art Institute of Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 684; Location: 24 N. Market St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/charleston)
  • Charleston Cosmetology Institute (Full-time enrollment: 122; Location: 8484 Dorchester Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.charlestoncosmetology.com)
  • Lacy Cosmetology School-West Ashley (Full-time enrollment: 17; Location: 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lacyschools.com)
  • Charleston School of Law (Location: 81 Mary Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.charlestonlaw.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Public high schools in Charleston:

  • WEST ASHLEY HIGH (Students: 1,889, Location: 4060 WEST WILDCAT BOULEVARD, Grades: 9-12)
  • BURKE HIGH (Students: 605, Location: 244 PRESIDENT STREET, Grades: 7-12)
  • CHARLESTON CHARTER SCHOOL FOR MATH AND SCIENCE (Students: 361, Location: 1002 KING STREET, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)
  • GREGG MATHIS CHARTER HIGH (YOUTHBUILD) (Location: 2872 AZALEA DRIVE, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • JAMES ISLAND CHARTER HIGH (Location: 1000 FT. JOHNSON ROAD, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • PATTISON'S ACADEMY FOR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION (Location: 2014 BEES FERRY ROAD, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Charleston:

  • PORTER-GAUD SCHOOL (Students: 903, Location: 300 ALBEMARLE RD, Grades: 1-12)
  • ASHLEY HALL SCHOOL (Students: 665, Location: 172 RUTLEDGE AVE, Grades: PK-12, Girls only)
  • FIRST BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 471, Location: 48 MEETING ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • CATHEDRAL ACADEMY (Students: 298, Location: 3790 ASHLEY PHOSPHATE RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • JAMES ISLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 168, Location: 15 CROSSCREEK DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • RIVERPOINTE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 125, Location: 2508 ASHLEY RIVER RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • CAPERS PREPARATORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 64, Location: 1941 BEES FERRY RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • PALMETTO ACADEMY (Students: 14, Location: 913 WAPPOO RD, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 346, Location: 7 SAINT TERESA DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • MASON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 328, Location: 56 HALSEY BLVD, Grades: 1-8)
  • CHARLESTON DAY SCHOOL (Students: 216, Location: 15 ARCHDALE ST, Grades: 1-8)
  • THE CHARLESTON CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 183, Location: 888-A KING ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ADDLESTONE HEBREW ACADEMY (Students: 165, Location: 1639 RAOUL WALLENBERG BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • NATIVITY SCHOOL (Students: 115, Location: 1125 PITTSFORD CIR, Grades: PK-8)
  • OWENS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 72, Location: 3377 RIDGEWAY ST, Grades: PK-1)
  • THE COOPER SCHOOL (Students: 65, Location: 723 SAINT ANDREWS BLVD, Grades: KG-5)
  • CHARLESTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 64, Location: 2234 PLAINVIEW RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • NEW ISRAEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 45, Location: 69 SIMONS ST, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Charleston

Library in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $15,421,126; Location: 68 CALHOUN STREET; 1,137,451 books; 44,511 audio materials; 102,919 video materials; 48 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 2,308 print serial subscriptions; 96 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under FM Radio Stations: change WCSQ to WIHB (all other info on that listing is correct). Add under FM radio statons: WXST, 99.7 FM, Hollywood, SC, Owner Apex Broadcasting, Inc.
  • Charleston WOMENS RUGBY CLUB: Experienced and non-experienced rugby players interested in joining the Hurricanes WRFC to learn the game of rugby and compete against other city teams should visit www.charlestonwomensrugby.org.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charleston: Johns Island Community Center (A), Atlantic Center Industrial Park at Daniel Island (B), Charleston Regional Business Center (C), Island Plaza (D), Whitehall Plantation (E), Westwood Plaza (F), Vanderhorst Row (G), Charleston Golf Course (H), Clemson College Experiment Farm (I), Stono Marina (J), Shadowmoss Golf Club (K), Charleston City Marina (L), Charleston Maritime Center (M), The Harborage at Ashley Marina (N), Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (O), North Charleston Sewer District (P), Old Slave Mart (Q), Venning Landing (R), Harding Landing (S), United State Department of Agriculture (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Ashley Landing Shopping Center (1), Westwood Plaza Shopping Center (2), West Ashley Shoppes Shopping Center (3), Village Square Shopping Center (4), The Quadrangle Shopping Center (5), South Windermere Shopping Center (6), Shoppers Port Shopping Center (7), Saint Andrews Shopping Center (8), Rainbow Market Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Charleston include: BLACKBAUD INC (A), GTA-IB, LLC (B), FIRST FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC /DE/ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charleston include: Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (A), Saint James Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Saint Peters Church (D), Saint Phillips Church (E), Springfield Church (F), Washington Church (G), Faith Church (H), Saint Andrews Parish United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Adverse Cemetery (1), Saint Lawrence Cemetery (2), Live Oak Memorial Gardens (3), Magnolia Cemetery (4), Brown Cemetery (5), McDowell Cemetery (6), Nelliefield Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Colonial Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolfpit Run (A), Simpson Creek (B), Shipyard Creek (C), Secessionville Creek (D), Seaside Creek (E), Schooner Creek (F), Sandy Bay (G), Wappoo Creek (H), Pennys Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Charleston include: Charleston Historic District (1), Charles Towne Landing (2), Mall Playground (3), Cannon Park (4), Stephen Washington Park (5), Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site (6), Marion Square (7), Martins Park (8), Johnson Hagood Memorial Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Nathaniel Russell House (Museums; 51 Meeting Street) (1), Drayton Hall A National Trust Historic Site (Museums; 3380 Ashley River Road) (2), Charleston Museum (360 Meeting Street) (3), Edmondston-Alston House (Museums; 21 East Battery Street) (4), Aiken-Rhett House Museum (48 Elizabeth Street) (5), Gibbes Museum of Art (135 Meeting Street) (6), Historic Charleston Foundation - Headquarters (Museums; 40 East Bay Street) (7), Avery Research Center (Museums; 125 Bull Street) (8), Confederate Museum (188 Meeting Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: French Quarter Inn (166 Church Street) (1), Fulton Lane Inn (202 King Street) (2), Budget Inn (6155 Fain Boulevard) (3), Anchorage Inn - Charleston (26 Vendue Range) (4), Kings Courtyard Inn (198 King Street) (5), Courtyard Charleston North (2415 Mall Drive) (6), Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview (301 Savannah Highway) (7), Evergreen Motel (1909 Savannah Highway) (8), Andrew Pinckney Inn (40 Pinckney Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Ruemelin Amy US District Court Reporter (85 Broad Street) (1), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (170 Meeting Street) (2), Charleston County - Security- Judicial Center- After Hours (100 Broad) (3), Charleston County - Clerk of Court (100 Broad Street) (4), Charleston County - Family Court Judges- Bridges Judy C Judge (100 Broad Street) (5), Charleston County - Probate Court- Marriage License (100 Broad Street) (6), Charleston County - Bond Hearing Court- Bond Hearing County Jail- Baldwin Priscilla B J (3841 Leeds Avenue) (7), Charleston County - Family Court Judges- Segars Andrews Francis (100 Broad Street) (8), Charleston County - Family Court Judges- CATE Joceylyn B Judge (100 Broad Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Rob Miller (South Carolina politician) - Soilder, Octavius Catto - Educator, André Bauer - Politician, Andy Dick - Comedian, Angelina Grimké - Abolitionist, Joe Wilson (U.S. politician) - Republican House Representative, James F. Byrnes - Politician, Mo Brooks - Politician, Eric Massa - Politician, Ernest Hollings - Politician.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charleston that have no violations reported:

  • CHARLESTON WATER SYSTEM (1010001) (Population served: 214,367, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.4%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Charleston in 2010:

  • 4,915 people in college/university student housing
  • 291 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 183 people in military ships
  • 158 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 150 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)

People in group quarters in Charleston in 2000:

  • 3,781 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 911 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 438 people in nursing homes
  • 198 people in other group homes
  • 61 people in military ships
  • 42 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 37 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 17 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with most branches in Charleston (2011 data):

  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: 12 branches. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Island Plaza Branch, 200 Meeting Street Branch, Folly Road Branch, Savannah Highway, Westwood Plaza Branch, Ashley Crossing Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Marion Square Branch, Folly Road Branch, West Of The Ashley Branch, East Bay Street, Charleston Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Sam Rittenberg Branch, East Bay Branch, Bees Ferry Bi-Lo Branch, James Island Bi-Lo Branch, Daniel Island Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Synovus Bank: West Ashley Branch, James Island Branch, Meeting Street Branch, Bishop Gadsden Branch, Bishop Gadsden Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • TD Bank, National Association: East Bay Drive Through Branch, Charleston Main Branch, Citadel Mall Branch, James Island Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • CresCom Bank: Crescom Bank, Charleston Branch, James Island Branch, West Ashley Branch. Info updated 2011/12/16: Bank assets: $825.2 mil, Deposits: $627.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Carolina Financial Corporation
  • SouthCoast Community Bank: Charleston Branch, Savannah Highway Branch, Dorchester Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $425.3 mil, Deposits: $318.7 mil, headquarters in Mount Pleasant, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Southcoast Financial Corporation
  • 11 other banks with 21 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Charleston:

Marital status in Charleston, SC
  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Charleston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Charleston, SC (based on Charleston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant77,602223
Mainline Protestant47,209106
Black Protestant37,531103
Catholic26,00319
Other8,68824
Orthodox8502
None152,326-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 88
Here:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This 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:
Charleston County:

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Charleston County:

25.5%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Charleston County:

13.7%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.5%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Charleston:

50.9%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Charleston:

18.5%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Charleston:

10.7%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Charleston:

33.4%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Charleston:

58.8%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.8%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Charleston, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 429$2,105,310$58,8900$0
Water Supply 413$1,990,337$57,8313$10,841
Firefighters 323$1,587,025$58,9610$0
Parks and Recreation 178$595,942$40,176127$129,724
Police - Other 99$340,703$41,2972$5,974
Financial Administration 81$352,209$52,1794$10,854
Solid Waste Management 73$229,280$37,6900$0
Streets and Highways 71$217,839$36,8181$959
Other Government Administration 69$294,179$51,1626$9,176
Other and Unallocable 48$168,290$42,0730$0
Sewerage 38$94,740$29,9180$0
Judicial and Legal 34$150,308$53,0500$0
Fire - Other 15$63,249$50,5991$2,170
Natural Resources 11$29,293$31,9560$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 9$42,014$56,0190$0
Water Transport and Terminals 5$14,056$33,7340$0
Totals for Government 1,896$8,274,774$52,372144$169,698

Charleston government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $30,132,000 ($223.41)
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,581,000 ($115.52)
    Parking Facilities: $243,000 ($1.80)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $54,425,000 ($403.52)
    Police Protection: $45,715,000 ($338.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,967,000 ($199.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,168,000 ($119.87)
    Parking Facilities: $10,804,000 ($80.10)
    General - Other: $10,388,000 ($77.02)
    Financial Administration: $8,606,000 ($63.81)
    Regular Highways: $7,628,000 ($56.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,812,000 ($43.09)
    Central Staff Services: $4,364,000 ($32.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,764,000 ($27.91)
    Electric Utilities: $3,573,000 ($26.49)
    Sewerage: $3,099,000 ($22.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,318,000 ($17.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,734,000 ($12.86)
    Public Welfare - Other: $518,000 ($3.84)
    General Public Buildings: $139,000 ($1.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,904,000 ($28.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,095,000 ($8.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $7,124,000 ($52.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $138,161,000 ($1024.36)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,609,000 ($167.63)

Charleston government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $21,770,000 ($161.41)
    Sewerage: $7,237,000 ($53.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,845,000 ($43.34)
    Other: $3,419,000 ($25.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,217,000 ($9.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,931,000 ($29.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,827,000 ($20.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,794,000 ($87.44)
    Special Assessments: $7,432,000 ($55.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,903,000 ($14.11)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,119,000 ($8.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $386,000 ($2.86)
    Sale of Property: $160,000 ($1.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $116,836,000 ($866.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,267,000 ($39.05)
  • Tax - Property: $72,067,000 ($534.32)
    Public Utility License: $40,909,000 ($303.31)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,725,000 ($131.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,900,000 ($110.47)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,158,000 ($97.56)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,876,000 ($58.39)

Charleston government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $317,047,000 ($2350.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,674,000 ($1272.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,373,000 ($1077.84)

Charleston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,934,000 ($244.18)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $173,964,000 ($1289.82)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,246,000 ($387.37)

10.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($77,301 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.03%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($563 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.07%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Berkeley County, SC  1.34% ($47,379 average AGI)
from Dorchester County, SC  1.15% ($48,749)
from Richland County, SC  0.23% ($96,422)


8.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($740 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.11%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Berkeley County, SC  1.80% ($48,320 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.33% ($39,941)
to Richland County, SC  0.19% ($42,032)
Businesses in Charleston, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1J.Crew1
AMF Bowling1JCPenney1
AT&T2Jimmy Jazz1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Jimmy John's1
Advance Auto Parts4JoS. A. Bank1
Aeropostale1Jones New York3
American Eagle Outfitters1Journeys1
Ann Taylor2Juicy Couture1
Apple Store1Just Tires1
Applebee's2Justice1
Arby's4KFC7
Audi1Kmart1
AutoZone1La Quinta2
BMW1Lane Furniture2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1LensCrafters2
Banana Republic1Little Caesars Pizza2
Barnes & Noble2Lowe's2
Bath & Body Works1Marriott5
Bebe1Marshalls1
Bed Bath & Beyond1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Ben & Jerry's1McDonald's7
Best Western3Men's Wearhouse3
Blockbuster3Motel 61
Brooks Brothers1Motherhood Maternity1
Brookstone1New Balance4
Budget Car Rental2New York & Co1
Burger King4Nike21
Burlington Coat Factory1Nissan1
CVS8Office Depot1
Cache1Outback1
CarMax1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread2
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza4
Charlotte Russe1Payless3
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A6PetSmart1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut7
Church's Chicken3Popeyes2
Circle K6Pottery Barn1
Clarks1Publix Super Markets2
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos2
Comfort Inn1RadioShack4
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Costco1Red Lobster1
Cricket Wireless4Rite Aid6
Curves2Ruby Tuesday2
DHL4Rue211
Days Inn1Ryan's Grill1
Deb1SAS Shoes1
Decora Cabinetry1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza3Sears4
Dunkin Donuts5Shoe Carnival1
Econo Lodge1Skechers USA1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx56Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks8
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Subway1
Foot Locker1T-Mobile7
Ford1Taco Bell4
Forever 211Talbots2
GNC4Target1
GameStop4The Limited1
Gap1The Room Place1
Goodwill1Tire Kingdom1
H&R Block5Toyota1
Hardee's3Toys"R"Us1
Havertys Furniture2True Value3
Haworth1U-Haul7
Hawthorn1UPS49
Hilton5Urban Outfitters1
Holiday Inn4Vans4
Hollister Co.1Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot2Victoria's Secret2
Honda1Waffle House2
Hyatt2Walgreens2
Hyundai1Walmart2
IHOP1Wet Seal1
InTown Suites2YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMA (1250 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXTC (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • WQSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • WQNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMZ (910 AM; 1 kW; DORCHESTER TERR.-BRE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZJY (1480 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WAZS (980 AM; 1 kW; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WALC (100.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSSX-FM (95.1 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLY (102.5 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEZL (103.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W205BJ (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WRFQ (104.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWWZ (93.3 FM; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WYBB (98.1 FM; FOLLY BEACH, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WCOO (105.5 FM; KIAWAH ISLAND, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS II OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220CN (91.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFCH (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSP (94.3 FM; GOOSE CREEK, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNI (106.3 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYFH (90.7 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charleston:

  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJEA-LP (Channel 12; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W21BX (Channel 21; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJRB-LP (Channel 18; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RAUL INFANTE, JR.)
  • WCHD-LP (Channel 49; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: IZZO LIVING TRUST)
  • WJNI-LP (Channel 57; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WTBD-LP (Channel 22; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W26CF (Channel 26; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Charleston: Charles Q. Williams, Daniel Augustus Joseph Sullivan, George Huber Wheeler, Ralph H. Johnson, William A. Moffett.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 149Number of bridges
  • 9,767ft / 2,977mTotal length
  • $71,642,000Total costs
  • 2,831,236Total average daily traffic
  • 207,014Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Charleston, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 311960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 211980-1989
  • 441990-1999
  • 302000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charleston, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Charleston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 496 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Charleston, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 167 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 110 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 605 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Charleston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Charleston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 104 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full and 16 partial 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 ORIGINATED474$193,575758$255,4102,752$241,37790$133,62118$1,235,001516$275,4373$104,520
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$193,87447$287,930201$224,73212$199,1521$7,480,00038$235,6032$34,495
APPLICATIONS DENIED71$156,783194$250,5751,081$281,52454$83,1370$0218$365,43014$71,146
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN59$192,823127$248,895655$236,96319$151,5160$0111$219,8661$127,770
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$176,91629$256,602176$258,1765$111,6720$028$233,5061$173,740

Detailed mortgage data for all 41 tracts in Charleston, SC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 25 full and 15 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED344$209,547126$225,55967$171,873
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED102$228,37371$234,90429$201,977
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$242,27614$239,06917$239,498
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$214,73412$178,9504$193,013
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$227,5956$249,0082$470,045
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Charleston, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Charleston, SC - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 141
  • Hazardous Condition: 74
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in Charleston, SC

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charleston, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, South Carolina:

  • La Quinta Inn, 2499 Ln Quinta Ln, Charleston, South Carolina 29420 , Phone: (843) 797-8181, Fax: (843) 569-1608
  • Comfort Inn Riverview, 144 Bee St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401 , Phone: (843) 577-2224, Fax: (843) 577-9001
  • Days Inn Historic District, 155 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401 , Phone: (843) 722-8411, Fax: (843) 723-5361
  • Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown-Ashley River, 250 Spring St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403 , Phone: (843) 722-4000, Fax: (843) 805-8086
  • Town And Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, South Carolina 29407 , Phone: (843) 571-1000, Fax: (843) 766-9444
  • Hampton Inn Historic Charleston, 345 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403 , Phone: (843) 723-4000, Fax: (843) 722-3725
  • Indigo Inn, 1 Maiden Ln, Charleston, South Carolina 29401 , Phone: (843) 577-5900, Fax: (843) 577-0378
  • Radisson Hotel Charleston Airport, 5991 Rivers Ave, Charleston, South Carolina 29406 , Phone: (843) 744-2501, Fax: (843) 744-2501
  • 45 other hotels and motels
All 53 fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, South Carolina
Most common first names in Charleston, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1,18971.8 years
John1,15471.5 years
James1,08469.7 years
Mary1,08177.6 years
Robert68070.0 years
Charles54371.6 years
George53273.3 years
Joseph49172.6 years
Henry41971.7 years
Margaret39977.0 years
Most common last names in Charleston, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown76571.3 years
Smith53073.5 years
Williams42271.6 years
Johnson41272.1 years
Simmons37071.6 years
Green31071.1 years
Jones30072.5 years
Washington27171.5 years
White25970.5 years
Jenkins24472.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charleston, SC
  • 63.3%Electricity
  • 35.5%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charleston, SC
  • 82.9%Electricity
  • 15.6%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Charleston compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
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  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
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  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
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  • #19 (29401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #75 (29401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #94 (29464) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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