North Charleston, South Carolina Population 2019

North Charleston, South Carolina's estimated population is 113,237 according to the most recent United States census estimates. North Charleston, South Carolina is the 3rd largest city in South Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1536.26 people/mi² (593.15 people/km²).

The overall median age is 32.5 years, 31.6 years for males, and 33.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.53 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in North Charleston, South Carolina is $39,944, while the mean household income is $53,933.

North Charleston Sc Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Charleston Sc was:

  • Black or African American: 47.25%
  • White: 45.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.27%
  • Asian: 2.05%
  • Other race: 1.87%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%

How Many People Live in North Charleston, South Carolina?

113,237
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018113,2372,3052.08%
2017110,9321,0730.98%
2016109,8591,1621.07%
2015108,6971,8651.75%
2014106,8322,7362.63%
2013104,0962,0822.04%
2012102,0142,1192.12%
201199,8951,9562.00%
201097,93918,2982.09%
200079,6419,4231.27%
199070,2187,7391.17%
198062,47938,9795.01%
196023,50021,00011.86%
19402,5000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018787,64312,5541.59%
2017775,08913,6071.76%
2016761,48216,2942.14%
2015745,18818,3512.46%
2014726,83715,5712.14%
2013711,26614,4712.03%
2012696,79515,6212.24%
2011681,17413,7342.02%
2010667,4400.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American51,117
White49,005
Two or More Races3,533
Asian2,220
Some Other Race2,018
American Indian and Alaska Native193
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100

North Charleston Sc Population Pyramid 2019

North Charleston Sc Median Age

32.5


Total

31.6


Male

33.4


Female

North Charleston Sc Adults

There are 81,925 adults, (10,747 of whom are seniors) in North Charleston Sc.

North Charleston Sc Age Dependency

52

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

North Charleston Sc Sex Ratio

Female

55,061

50.89%

Male

53,125

49.11%

North Charleston Sc Households and Families

North Charleston Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

North Charleston Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.2%36.8%
All44.5%55.5%
Male41.5%58.5%
Non Family37.1%62.9%
Female28.1%71.9%

44.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All40,5772.5344.5
Non Family17,1461.3237.1
Married13,8263.2763.2
Female7,9083.6628.1
Male1,6973.5441.5

3.34

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

North Charleston Sc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4294.89%
9th to 12th Grade8,15511.62%
High School Graduate21,21130.22%
Some College14,92321.26%
Associates Degree6,9679.93%
Bachelors Degree10,96515.62%
Graduate Degree4,5316.46%

North Charleston Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black31,40625,2004,310
White30,04127,9869,724
Hispanic6,2493,450731
Asian1,5391,212544
Other Race1,201686138
Multiple Races1,154883304
Native American1349913
Islander5252

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,706$32,441$25,941
Less Than High School$19,777$21,566$14,451
High School Grad$25,138$29,303$20,075
Some College$30,628$35,732$27,493
Bachelors Degree$41,868$53,762$35,684
Graduate Degree$52,858$61,766$46,957

$29,706

Average Earnings

$32,441

Average Male

$25,941

Average Female

North Charleston Sc Language

North Charleston Sc Language by Age

North Charleston Sc Language

88.25% of North Charleston Sc residents speak only English, while 11.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.65% of the population.

North Charleston Sc Poverty

North Charleston Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black48,44715,03831.04%
White38,4484,00510.42%
Hispanic10,9283,62233.14%
Multiple3,32260018.06%
Other1,98856128.22%
Asian2,18728012.80%
Islander643859.38%
Native1892211.64%

22.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.55%

Male Poverty Rate

24.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Charleston Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Charleston Sc is Islander, with 59.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Charleston Sc is White, with 10.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.28%
High School22.23%
Some College12.68%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.02%
Male Unemployed36.08%
Female Employed14.06%
Male Employed8.71%

North Charleston Sc Income

North Charleston Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,944$53,933
Families$50,863$64,217
Married Families$69,482$83,479
Non Families$29,043$38,164

North Charleston Sc Marital Status

North Charleston Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.3%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

North Charleston Sc Married by Age and Sex

North Charleston Sc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

North Charleston Sc Marital Status by Race

North Charleston Sc Veterans

8,818

Number of Veterans

7,474

Male Veterans

1,344

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War2,810
Second Gulf War2,526
Vietnam2,311
Korea363
World War II102

North Charleston Sc Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,99613.02%
Black3,4899.50%
Hispanic2773.77%
2 or More1107.05%
Asian915.63%
Other886.26%
Indian4425.14%

North Charleston Sc Veterans by Education

11.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Charleston Sc Employment Status

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

North Charleston Sc Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.58%

Born in South Carolina

92.12%

Native Born

7.88%

Foreign Born

5.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.12% of North Charleston Sc residents were born in the United States, with 58.58% having been born in South Carolina. 5.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.