Living in Charleston, SC

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Charleston, South Carolina Info Snack

Population
135,257
Unemployment
3.4%
Poverty
13.2%
Median Home
$330,600
Median Income
$68,438
Median Rent
$1,257

Charleston SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
8

Charleston, SC Crime Report

3,640
Total Crimes
2,632.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
6.30%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Charleston
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,640 2,632.8 3,451.6 2,476.7
Violent Crime 516 373.2 511.3 366.7
Murder 8 5.8 9.0 5.0
Robbery 95 68.7 64.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 362 261.8 390.5 250.2
Property Crime 3,124 2,259.6 2,940.3 2,109.9
Burglary 292 211.2 533.4 340.5
Larceny 2,335 1,688.9 2,116.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 497 359.5 290.8 219.9

Charleston, SC Cost Of Living

111
Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Charleston South Carolina National Average
Overall 111 94 100
Services 98 102 100
Groceries 101 102 100
Health 96 95 100
Housing 135 80 100
Transportation 87 90 100
Utilities 121 107 100

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Rankings for Charleston in South Carolina

Map Of Charleston, SC

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Population over time in Charleston

Year Population % Change
2019 135,257 1.1%
2018 133,762 1.9%
2017 131,204 1.0%
2016 129,888 1.7%
2015 127,694 1.8%
2014 125,458 1.8%
2013 123,267 2.0%
2012 120,903 2.1%
2011 118,401 1.8%
2010 116,347 -

Race / Ethnicity in Charleston

White
71.5% (96,719)
African American
21.6% (29,198)
American Indian
0.1% (100)
Asian
1.9% (2,600)
Hawaiian
0.1% (198)
Other
0.1% (167)
Two Or More
1.4% (1,897)
Hispanic
3.2% (4,378)
Race Charleston SC USA
White 71.5% 63.7% 60.7%
African American 21.6% 26.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 1.9% 1.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.2% 5.7% 18.0%

Gender in Charleston

Female
52.8% (71,394)
Male
47.2% (63,863)
Gender Charleston SC USA
Female 52.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Charleston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (1,352)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (5,410)
High School / GED
18.0% (24,346)
Some College
16.0% (21,641)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (10,820)
Bachelor's Degree
34.0% (45,987)
Master's Degree
13.0% (17,583)
Professional Degree
4.0% (5,410)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (2,705)
Education Charleston SC USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 18.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 34.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Charleston, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
8.1% (1,094,369)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.1% (419,645)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.7% (1,042,579)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.0% (953,519)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.7% (1,441,169)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.0% (2,305,629)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.8% (1,725,773)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.4% (2,357,903)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.7% (912,861)
$200,000 or more
9.4% (1,272,246)
Income Charleston SC USA
Less than $10,000 8.1% 7.4% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.1% 5.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.7% 10.4% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.0% 10.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.7% 13.8% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.0% 18.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.8% 12.5% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.4% 12.7% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.7% 4.8% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 9.4% 4.6% 7.7%

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