Charleston, SC
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Charleston, South Carolina Info Snack

Population
137,041
Unemployment
3.4%
Poverty
12.6%
Median Home
$349,000
Median Income
$72,071
Median Rent
$1,318

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

3,868
Total Crimes
2,771.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
18.12%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Charleston
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,868 2,771.1 3,251.8 2,346.0
Violent Crime 650 465.7 530.7 387.8
Murder 17 12.2 10.5 6.5
Robbery 100 71.6 59.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 479 343.2 420.3 279.7
Property Crime 3,218 2,305.5 2,721.1 1,958.2
Burglary 326 233.6 448.0 314.2
Larceny 2,439 1,747.4 1,991.0 1,398.0
Car Theft 453 324.5 282.1 246.0

Charleston, SC Cost Of Living

112
Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Charleston South Carolina National Average
Overall 112 93 100
Services 97 98 100
Groceries 106 105 100
Health 101 95 100
Housing 133 80 100
Transportation 96 94 100
Utilities 123 105 100

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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
2020 137,041 2.5%
2019 133,762 1.9%
2018 131,204 1.0%
2017 129,888 1.7%
2016 127,694 1.8%
2015 125,458 1.8%
2014 123,267 2.0%
2013 120,903 2.1%
2012 118,401 1.8%
2011 116,347 -

Race / Ethnicity in Charleston

White
71.4% (97,851)
African American
20.7% (28,389)
American Indian
0.1% (69)
Asian
2.1% (2,855)
Hawaiian
0.2% (241)
Other
0.3% (351)
Two Or More
1.7% (2,312)
Hispanic
3.6% (4,973)
Race Charleston SC USA
White 71.4% 63.4% 60.1%
African American 20.7% 26.3% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 2.1% 1.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.7% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 3.6% 5.8% 18.2%

Gender in Charleston

Female
53.1% (72,748)
Male
46.9% (64,292)
Gender Charleston SC USA
Female 53.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Charleston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (1,370)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (4,111)
High School / GED
17.0% (23,296)
Some College
16.0% (21,926)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (10,963)
Bachelor's Degree
34.0% (46,593)
Master's Degree
13.0% (17,815)
Professional Degree
5.0% (6,852)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (4,111)
Education Charleston SC USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 17.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 34.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Charleston, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
7.7% (1,049,132)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.6% (358,731)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.3% (1,000,040)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.3% (870,006)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.8% (1,485,692)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.0% (2,332,230)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.2% (1,674,636)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.7% (2,422,512)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.5% (1,033,806)
$200,000 or more
10.8% (1,477,310)
Income Charleston SC USA
Less than $10,000 7.7% 7.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.6% 4.8% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.3% 9.9% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.3% 10.2% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.8% 13.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.0% 18.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 12.4% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.7% 13.4% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.5% 5.2% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 10.8% 5.1% 8.3%

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