North Charleston, SC

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2022 Population
115,755
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.8
0.297% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
8.73% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,534
12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$243,300
19.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
57,564
2.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, North Charleston, SC had a population of 116k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $58,534. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of North Charleston, SC grew from 114,542 to 115,755, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $52,264 to $58,534, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Charleston, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (37.3%), Other (Hispanic) (4.76%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.18%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%).

None of the households in North Charleston, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.2% of the residents in North Charleston, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Charleston, SC are Trident Technical College (2,581 degrees awarded in 2022), Charleston Southern University (800 degrees), and Miller-Motte College-Charleston (214 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in North Charleston, SC was $243,300, and the homeownership rate was 49.4%.

Most people in North Charleston, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in North Charleston, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

North Charleston, SC is home to a population of 116k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.5% of North Charleston, SC residents were born outside of the country (12.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.18 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (51k people) in North Charleston, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.51k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.2%
2022 Citizenship
92%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.2% of North Charleston, SC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in North Charleston, SC was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Charleston, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51k ± 2.02k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43.1k ± 2.05k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.51k ± 1.08k
10.3%
Hispanic Population
11.9k people

In 2022, there were 1.18 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (51k people) in North Charleston, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.51k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.3% of the people in North Charleston, SC are hispanic (11.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.2k people
11.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.2k people

As of 2022, 10.5% of North Charleston, SC residents (12.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Charleston, SC was 11.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,807 ± 667
  2. Vietnam
    1,857 ± 323
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,821 ± 375

North Charleston, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of North Charleston, SC employs 57.6k people. The largest industries in North Charleston, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,448 people), Retail Trade (6,868 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,867 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,752), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,620), and Manufacturing ($56,455).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

57.6k
2022 Value
± 2,303
2.42%
1 Year growth
± 5.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in North Charleston, SC grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 56.2k employees to 57.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Charleston, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,272 people), Management Occupations (5,976 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,323 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Charleston, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57.6k
2022 Value
± 2,303
2.42%
1 Year growth
± 5.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in North Charleston, SC grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 56.2k employees to 57.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Charleston, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,448 people), Retail Trade (6,868 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,867 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Charleston, SC, though some of these residents may live in North Charleston, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,233
Median earning men ± $2,344
$33,986
Median earning women ± $1,086

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,448), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($55,000), Information ($53,241), and Manufacturing ($50,179).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in North Charleston, SC awarded 3,849 degrees. The student population of North Charleston, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,803 male students and 10,058 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Charleston, SC are White (1,856 and 48.2%), followed by Black or African American (921 and 23.9%), Unknown (728 and 18.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (127 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in North Charleston, SC by number of degrees awarded are Trident Technical College (2,581 and 67.1%), Charleston Southern University (800 and 20.8%), and Miller-Motte College-Charleston (214 and 5.56%).

The most popular majors in North Charleston, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (517 and 13.4%), Pre-Nursing Studies (268 and 6.96%), and Registered Nursing (255 and 6.63%).

The median tuition cost in North Charleston, SC for private four year colleges is $29,490.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in North Charleston, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 15,861 (36.6% men and 63.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 15,861 students enrolled in North Charleston, SC, 36.6% men and 63.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,275 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 76 degrees awarded
  2. 468 degrees awarded
  3. 165 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in North Charleston, SC was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 76 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in North Charleston, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,581 degrees awarded
  2. 800 degrees awarded
  3. 214 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Trident Technical College with 2,581 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,375 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Charleston, SC, which is 0.556 times less than the 2,474 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,856 degrees mean that there were 2.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 921 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,490) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Charleston, SC was $243,300 in 2022, which is 0.863 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $203,100 to $243,300, a 19.8% increase. The homeownership rate in North Charleston, SC is 49.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in North Charleston, SC have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in North Charleston, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in North Charleston, SC is $58,534. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in North Charleston, SC was Census Tract 108.19 with a value of $123,167, followed by Census Tract 108.17 and Census Tract 35, with respective values of $94,926 and $93,556.

Property

$243,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,383
$22,694
Median Property Taxes
±$1,271

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Charleston, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

49.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.4% of the housing units in North Charleston, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 108.19
  2. Census Tract 108.17
  3. Census Tract 35

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Charleston, SC was Census Tract 108.19 with a value of $123,167, followed by Census Tract 108.17 and Census Tract 35, with respective values of $94,926 and $93,556.

The following map shows all of the places in North Charleston, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,534
Median Household Income
± $2,952
45.9k
Number of Households
± 2,034

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.9k households in North Charleston, SC grew to $58,534 from the previous year's value of $52,264.

The following chart displays the households in North Charleston, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for North Charleston, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.6%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in North Charleston, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (6.6%).

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Charleston, SC have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in North Charleston, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in North Charleston, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in North Charleston, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Charleston, SC (18.3k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Charleston, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.8% of the population of North Charleston, SC has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 7.36% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 5.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Charleston County, SC see 800 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% decrease from the previous year (809 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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800 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Charleston County, SC

Primary care physicians in Charleston County, SC see an average of 800 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% decrease from the previous year (809 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Charleston County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 25.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.2%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
16.7%
Medicaid
7.36%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
5.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Charleston, SC declined by 9.97% from 18% to 16.2%.

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