North Charleston, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 110,861 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.2%
Males: 54,237  (48.9%)
Females: 56,624  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29404, 29418, 29420, 29423.

North Charleston Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,265 (it was $29,307 in 2000)
North Charleston:

$39,265
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,575 (it was $14,361 in 2000)

North Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $179,600 (it was $64,500 in 2000)
North Charleston:

$179,600
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $185,115; detached houses: $198,686; townhouses or other attached units: $151,537; in 2-unit structures: $190,152; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,439; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $468,349; mobile homes: $59,993

Median gross rent in 2017: $983.

March 2019 cost of living index in North Charleston: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.1%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.6% for American Indian residents, 59.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in North Charleston, SC (2017)
    • 50,59345.2%Black alone
    • 42,20937.7%White alone
    • 11,85110.6%Hispanic
    • 3,9263.5%Two or more races
    • 2,0851.9%Asian alone
    • 4350.4%Other race alone
    • 1630.1%American Indian alone
    • 1000.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 43 registered sex offenders living in North Charleston, South Carolina as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in North Charleston is 2,570 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in North Charleston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
11
(12.9)
28
(31.9)
26
(29.4)
14
(15.1)
10
(10.4)
12
(12.1)
5
(5.1)
13
(12.9)
13
(12.6)
23
(21.8)
19
(17.4)
32
(29.0)
35
(31.4)
25
(22.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
82
(96.0)
81
(92.4)
92
(104.0)
69
(74.4)
55
(57.3)
51
(51.3)
35
(35.5)
61
(60.6)
56
(54.2)
80
(75.8)
90
(82.5)
89
(80.6)
74
(66.5)
77
(68.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
519
(607.6)
544
(620.6)
624
(705.6)
570
(614.6)
376
(391.7)
293
(294.6)
184
(186.6)
212
(210.6)
196
(189.7)
241
(228.2)
251
(230.2)
293
(265.2)
305
(274.0)
302
(267.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
861
(1,008)
828
(944.6)
819
(926.1)
722
(778.4)
552
(575.1)
495
(497.8)
429
(435.1)
451
(448.0)
428
(414.2)
428
(405.3)
442
(405.3)
579
(524.0)
612
(549.8)
635
(562.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,365
(1,598)
1,331
(1,518)
1,195
(1,351)
1,202
(1,296)
1,024
(1,067)
966
(971.4)
999
(1,013)
854
(848.3)
892
(863.3)
797
(754.8)
886
(812.5)
918
(830.8)
919
(825.7)
880
(779.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,033
(5,892)
5,040
(5,750)
4,660
(5,270)
4,721
(5,090)
4,510
(4,699)
4,469
(4,494)
4,092
(4,150)
4,363
(4,334)
4,409
(4,267)
4,441
(4,206)
4,382
(4,018)
4,655
(4,213)
4,687
(4,211)
4,985
(4,418)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
930
(1,089)
1,099
(1,254)
913
(1,032)
782
(843.1)
606
(631.4)
525
(527.9)
488
(494.9)
540
(536.4)
503
(486.8)
504
(477.3)
511
(468.6)
645
(583.8)
685
(615.4)
702
(622.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
32
(37.5)
21
(24.0)
34
(38.4)
20
(21.6)
22
(22.9)
20
(20.1)
19
(19.3)
17
(16.9)
21
(20.3)
13
(12.3)
16
(14.7)
16
(14.5)
18
(16.2)
20
(17.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)921.1949.5926.9791.5612.4543.1458.0502.7478.3513.0506.1580.1583.7572.8

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City-data.com crime index in North Charleston, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 389 (323 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (9.8%), Irish (4.7%), German (3.4%), English (3.1%), African (1.6%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 58.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,894 people per square mile   (low).

North Charleston, South Carolina map

8,757 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

7.8%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,352 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $818 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (167.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (561.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Hanahan, SC (1.6 miles ),
Bear Swamp, SC (2.3 miles ),
Charleston, SC (2.6 miles ),
Goose Creek, SC (2.8 miles ),
Ladson, SC (3.2 miles ),
Wando, SC (3.2 miles ),
Mount Pleasant, SC (3.3 miles ),
James Island, SC (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 32.89 N, Longitude: 80.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +47,439 (+42.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 29,648 (53.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

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

North Charleston tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 177 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 1998: 155 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 1999: 218 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2000: 275 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2001: 339 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2002: 633 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2003: 864 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2004: 1559 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2005: 1537 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2006: 1316 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2007: 971 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2008: 646 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2009: 421 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2010: 374 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2011: 300 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2012: 388 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2013: 427 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2014: 386 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2015: 483 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2016: 515 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2017: 629 buildings, average cost: $131,100
Number of permits per 10,000 North Charleston, SC residents
Average permit cost in North Charleston, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in North Charleston, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in North Charleston, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Construction laborers (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Customer service representatives (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)

Average climate in North Charleston, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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North 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 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0779
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.37. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.37
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 2.3 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 3.5 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 7.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.30
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 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00361
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

North Charleston-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/11/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the North Charleston city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1998, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North 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 7.5 miles away from North 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 12.8 miles away from North Charleston 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 33.6 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 158.2 miles away from the city 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 5.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from the city 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).
North Charleston topographic map

Main business address for: POLYMER GROUP INC (BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILS, MAN MADE FIBER & SILK).

Hospitals and medical centers in North Charleston:

  • HEALTHSOUTH OF CHARLESTON, INC (9181 MEDCOM ST)
  • HOSPICE OF CHARLESTON (3870 LEEDS AVE SUITE 101)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE (5965 CORE AVENUE, SUITE 603)
  • ROPER HOSPITAL NORTH INC (2750 SPEISSEGGER DR)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CHARLESTON (2675 LAKE PARK DRIVE)
  • CAROLINA HOME HEALTH CARE (4975 LACROSS RD, STE 101)
  • DHEC REGION 7 HOME HEALTH SERVICES (4050 BRIDGEVIEW DRIVE SUITE 600)
  • BAKER HOSPITAL LONG TERM CARE UNIT (2750 SPEISSEGGER DRIVE)

Amtrak station near North Charleston:

  • 2 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 North Charleston:

  • Southeastern Institute-Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 358; Location: 4600 Goer Dr, Ste 105; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southeasterninstitute.com)
  • Virginia College-Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 326; Location: 6185 Rivers Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vc.edu/charleston)
  • ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 256; Location: 2431 W Aviation Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Paul Mitchell The School-Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 242; Location: 4952 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 114; Private, for-profit; Website: charleston.paulmitchell.edu)
  • Centura College-North Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 182; Location: 8088 Rivers Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centuracollege.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Charleston:

  • Trident Technical College (about 3 miles; Charleston, SC; Full-time enrollment: 13,125)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 7 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,683)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 8 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 8 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • College of Charleston (about 9 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 10,974)
  • South Carolina State University (about 65 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 66 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)

Public high schools in North Charleston:

  • FORT DORCHESTER HIGH (Students: 2,242, Location: 8500 PATRIOT BOULEVARD, Grades: 9-12)
  • R. B. STALL HIGH (Students: 950, Location: 3625 ASHLEY PHOSPHATE ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • GARRETT ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY (Students: 730, Location: 2731 GORDON STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • NORTH CHARLESTON HIGH (Students: 619, Location: 1087 EAST MONTAGUE AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH (Students: 608, Location: 5109-A WEST ENTERPRISE STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • MILITARY MAGNET ACADEMY (Students: 490, Location: 2950 CARNER AVENUE, Grades: 6-12)
  • CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (Location: 5109-B WEST ENTERPRISE STREET, Grades: 6-12)
  • PALMETTO SCHOLARS ACADEMY (Location: 2415 AVENUE F, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in North Charleston:

  • NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 393, Location: 7800 NORTHSIDE DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • EAGLE MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 32, Location: 7154 CROSS COUNTY RD, Grades: 3-12, Boys only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in North Charleston:

Private elementary/middle school in North Charleston:

  • ST JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 59, Location: 3921 SAINT JOHNS AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in North Charleston

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in North Charleston: Sevenmile (A), Sixmile (B), Ashley Phosphate (C), Jenkins Orphanage (D), Live Oak Hall (E), Camp Gregg (F), Bry Hawke Industrial Park (G), Colony North Industrial Park (H), Ladson Station Industrial Park (I), Faber Place (J), International Commerce Park (K), Palmetto Commercial Center (L), Bentwood Plaza (M), Festival Center (N), North Pointe Plaza (O), Northwoods Point (P), Shipwatch Square (Q), US Air Force Moral Welfare and Recreation Services Golf Course (R), Stark Industrial Park (S), Cooper River Marina (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Pine Haven Plaza Shopping Center (1), Pepperhill Square Shopping Center (2), Otranto Plaza Shopping Center (3), Oak Ridge Plaza Shopping Center (4), Northwoods Merchant Plaza Shopping Center (5), Northwoods Mall Shopping Center (6), Northrivers Market Shopping Center (7), North Fiftytwo Square Shopping Center (8), North Charleston Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in North Charleston: POLYMER GROUP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in North Charleston include: Promised Land Church (A), Rhett Avenue Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Saint Peters Church (D), Aldersgate Church (E), Deer Park Church (F), Peace Lutheran Church (G), Ashley River Church of God (H), Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverview Memorial Park (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Carolina Memorial Gardens (3), Johnson Cemetery (4), Sunset Memorial Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Bluehouse Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spencer Branch (A), Sawpit Creek (B), Popperdam Creek (C), Noisette Creek (D), McChune Branch (E), Brickyard Creek (F), Filbin Creek (G), Federwitz Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in North Charleston include: Park Circle (1), Bentley Park (2), Midland Park (3), Liberty Hill Park (4), Hillsdale Park (5), Fellowship Road Park (6), Swamp Park (7), Danny Jones Park (8), Woodahl Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mims Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2681 Spruill Avenue) (1), Air Conditioned Kitchenettes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3387 Ashley Phosphate Road) (2), Craig's Amusements LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5700 Dorchester Road) (3), AAA Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1808 Meeting Street Road) (4), Beach Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4307 Rivers Avenue) (5), Holliday Amusement CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1808 Meeting Street Road) (6), Frankie's Fun Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5000 Ashley Phosphate Road) (7), Collins Entertainment Corporation (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7329 Spa Road) (8), Tourist Pack Marketing (2132 Dorchester Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Howard Johnson Inn Charleston (3640 Dorchester Road) (1), Econo Lodge North Charleston (4725 Saul White Boulevard) (2), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (7670 Northwoods Boulevard) (3), Comfort Inn Suites (7435 Northside Drive) (4), Four Seasons Environmental Inc (1050 Remount Road) (5), Chs/Arpt/Coliseum/ConvCtr Area (4620 Dorchester Road) (6), Hampton Inn Charleston North (7424 Northside Drive) (7), Howard Johnson Express (2512 Ashley Phosphate Road) (8), LA Quinta Inn - Airport Area (2499 La Quinta Lane) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Family Court Of Charleston County - Detention Home (Leeds Avenue) (1), North Charleston City - Municipal Court (2536 4th Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Carlos Dunlap - College football player, Nehemiah Broughton - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Nov 4, 1982), Mendel Jackson Davis - Politician.

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

2.5 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.3%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in North Charleston in 2010:

  • 1,610 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 956 people in college/university student housing
  • 477 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 283 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 168 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 34 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 34 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in North Charleston in 2000:

  • 1,446 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,263 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 508 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 457 people in nursing homes
  • 373 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 218 people in state prisons
  • 176 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 102 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 87 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 65 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in military ships
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 37 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 31 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 28 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in halfway houses
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Arena or stadium:
  • North Charleston Coliseum. Capacity: 13,295.

Banks with most branches in North Charleston (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brentwood Plaza Branch, Port City Branch, North Rivers Market Branch, North Village Branch, Dual Lanes Branch. 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
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Trident Branch, Rivers Avenue Branch, Oak Ridge Plaza Branch, Montague Branch, Ashley Phosphate 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Festival Centre Branch, Aviation Avenue Branch, North Charleston Branch, Northwoods 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
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Dorchester Rd Branch, Northwoods Mall Branch, University Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: 7400 Rivers Avenue, 7850 Rivers Avenue Branch, Center Pointe Drive Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • CresCom Bank: North Charleston Branch at 8485 Dorchester Road, branch established on 2006/10/03. Info updated 2011/12/16: Bank assets: $825.2 mil, Deposits: $627.6 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Carolina Financial Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Charles Towne Square Branch at 2701 Mall Drive, branch established on 1978/10/19. 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.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Sc North Charleston Branch at 4920 Centre Pointe Drive, branch established on 2009/07/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • SunTrust Bank: Coosaw Creek Branch at 8610 Dorchester Rd, branch established on 2007/10/29. 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.

For population 15 years and over in North Charleston:

Marital status in North Charleston, SC
  • Never married: 44.4%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in North Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
South Carolina average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for North 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
Charleston County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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
Charleston County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 393
This county:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Charleston County:

25.5%
State:

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

13.7%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.3%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.1%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
North Charleston:

19.3%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
North Charleston:

11.7%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
North Charleston:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.5%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
North Charleston:

54.6%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.6%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of North 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 340$1,493,020$52,6950$0
Firefighters 230$913,422$47,6570$0
Police - Other 76$253,733$40,0630$0
Streets and Highways 75$263,666$42,1870$0
Solid Waste Management 72$211,026$35,1715$10,389
Other and Unallocable 63$261,702$49,8480$0
Parks and Recreation 45$172,991$46,131137$140,773
Sewerage 44$140,437$38,3010$0
Other Government Administration 41$248,760$72,80811$20,841
Financial Administration 26$137,585$63,5010$0
Judicial and Legal 22$94,118$51,3374$14,508
Fire - Other 19$66,125$41,7630$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$6,860$82,3200$0
Totals for Government 1,054$4,263,445$48,540157$186,511

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $16,445,000 ($148.34)
    Regular Highways: $6,906,000 ($62.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $34,123,000 ($307.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,481,000 ($184.74)
    General - Other: $15,504,000 ($139.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,588,000 ($68.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,211,000 ($65.05)
    Central Staff Services: $6,613,000 ($59.65)
    General Public Buildings: $6,299,000 ($56.82)
    Regular Highways: $5,525,000 ($49.84)
    Financial Administration: $3,378,000 ($30.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,663,000 ($24.02)
    Parking Facilities: $801,000 ($7.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $549,000 ($4.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,027,000 ($54.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,213,000 ($19.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,053,000 ($18.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $551,000 ($4.97)
    Regular Highways: $152,000 ($1.37)
    General - Other: $102,000 ($0.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,011,000 ($469.16)

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

  • Charges - Other: $5,395,000 ($48.66)
    Parking Facilities: $696,000 ($6.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $479,000 ($4.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,032,000 ($9.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $549,000 ($4.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,906,000 ($62.29)
    General Local Government Support: $2,176,000 ($19.63)
    Other: $35,000 ($0.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,156,000 ($37.49)
    Sale of Property: $3,194,000 ($28.81)
    Rents: $2,625,000 ($23.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,678,000 ($15.14)
    Interest Earnings: $160,000 ($1.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,542,000 ($22.93)
    Other: $1,520,000 ($13.71)
  • Tax - Property: $57,042,000 ($514.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,692,000 ($222.73)
    Other Selective Sales: $12,681,000 ($114.39)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,759,000 ($106.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,677,000 ($87.29)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $277,000 ($2.50)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,010,000 ($1326.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,155,000 ($1183.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,855,000 ($143.02)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,490,000 ($58.54)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,870,000 ($52.95)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $620,000 ($5.59)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,250,000 ($164.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,547,000 ($591.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,809,000 ($70.44)

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 North Charleston, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Marriott5
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's6
Arby's4Motel 61
Banana Republic1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
CVS3Pac Sun1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A4Pizza Hut1
Chico's1Publix Super Markets1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Clarion1Quality2
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos2
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Cricket Wireless6Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen1Rooms To Go1
Decora Cabinetry1Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts5Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sheraton1
Express1Shoe Carnival1
Extended Stay America1Skechers USA1
FedEx16Sleep Inn2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel4
GNC1Starbucks2
GameStop3Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Gap1Subaru1
Gymboree1Suburban1
H&R Block4Subway11
Hardee's4T-Mobile3
Hilton5Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn6Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Homestead Studio Suites1The Room Place1
Honda1Tire Kingdom2
Hyundai1Toyota1
IZOD1Toys"R"Us2
InTown Suites2U-Haul3
J.Crew1UPS23
Jimmy Jazz1Vans2
Johnny Rockets1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys2Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Waffle House4
Kmart1Walgreens2
Levi Strauss & Co.1Walmart2
Little Caesars Pizza3Wingate1
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in North Charleston:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in North Charleston:

  • WWWZ (93.3 FM; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALC (100.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEZL (103.5 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.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNI (106.3 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSSP (94.3 FM; GOOSE CREEK, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRFQ (104.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W205BJ (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCL (91.5 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: CHAPEL HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH & BIBLE CO)
  • WYFH (90.7 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220CN (91.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WFCH (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Charleston:

  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WJEA-LP (Channel 12; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)
  • WJNI-LP (Channel 57; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WTBD-LP (Channel 22; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • 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)
  • W26CF (Channel 26; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of North Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 134Number of bridges
  • 6,299ft / 1,920mTotal length
  • $14,095,000Total costs
  • 4,206,512Total average daily traffic
  • 409,488Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,471,015Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in North Charleston, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 341960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 261980-1989
  • 271990-1999
  • 192000-2009
  • 122010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for North Charleston, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in North Charleston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 356 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in North Charleston, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 229 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in North Charleston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in North Charleston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 40 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 8 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 ORIGINATED629$156,607281$142,0731,078$155,70168$48,0483$334,720139$121,62417$70,523
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$156,22617$127,743134$141,3602$96,4550$021$111,7692$32,055
APPLICATIONS DENIED157$147,60267$127,007668$146,68156$53,0471$108,00087$106,79413$50,996
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN87$157,19940$165,154367$150,77013$88,5690$035$106,3020$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$140,84615$118,84986$160,5675$103,6420$012$108,8622$104,580

Detailed mortgage data for all 26 tracts in North Charleston, SC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 17 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED217$154,00489$149,91348$111,711
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED85$147,08253$157,92216$105,537
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$119,27417$135,38624$113,496
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$149,51110$146,2216$118,893
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$152,9734$137,2582$181,805
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in North Charleston, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in North Charleston, SC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 684. The highest number of fire incidents - 886 took place in 2013, and the least - 460 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in North Charleston, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.1%), and Outside Fires (36.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in North Charleston, SC
    • 4,66140.1%Structure Fires
    • 4,23036.4%Outside Fires
    • 2,43620.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3092.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Charleston, SC

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

  • Wingate by Wyndham Charleston Airport Coliseum, 4701 Saul White Blvd, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418 , Phone: (843) 554-7154, Fax: (843) 566-9299
  • The North Charleston Inn, 2934 W Montague Ave, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418 , Phone: (843) 744-8281, Fax: (843) 744-6230
  • Hawthorn Inn and Suites by Wyndham, 7645 Northwoods Blvd, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405 , Phone: (843) 572-5757, Fax: (843) 797-8529
  • Siesta Motor Lodge, 4044 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405 , Phone: (843) 747-3659
  • Quality Inn Coliseum, 5055 N Arco Ln, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418 , Phone: (843) 554-6485, Fax: (843) 566-9466
  • North Charleston Marriott, 4770 Goer Dr, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406 , Phone: (800) 228-9290, Fax: (843) 744-6108
  • Extended Stay America - Charleston - North Charleston, 5059 N Arco Ln, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418 , Phone: (843) 747-3787, Fax: (843) 747-3990
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn, 2512 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418 , Phone: (843) 797-6864, Fax: (843) 572-5153
  • 34 other hotels and motels
All 42 fire-safe hotels and motels in North Charleston, South Carolina
Most common first names in North Charleston, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James35769.4 years
John29370.2 years
Mary28374.5 years
William27170.6 years
Robert18466.6 years
George16169.3 years
Joseph16169.4 years
Charles13766.5 years
Henry11670.8 years
Willie10870.0 years
Most common last names in North Charleston, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown23067.3 years
Johnson14669.6 years
Smith14469.7 years
Williams14168.7 years
Jones11269.7 years
Green9669.5 years
White8768.8 years
Simmons8369.7 years
Davis7768.5 years
Wilson7571.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North Charleston, SC
  • 70.1%Electricity
  • 28.0%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North Charleston, SC
  • 88.7%Electricity
  • 10.0%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


North Charleston compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

North Charleston on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having professional degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 (29404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #36 (29404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
  • #39 (29404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #46 (29404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #62 (29404) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries"
  • #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+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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