Charleston County, South Carolina Population 2019

Charleston County, South Carolina's estimated population is 401,738 with a growth rate of 1.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Charleston County, South Carolina is the 3rd largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018405,9054,1671.04%
2017401,7384,9531.25%
2016396,7857,4861.92%
2015389,2999,4852.50%
2014379,8148,0902.18%
2013371,7247,0961.95%
2012364,6287,3132.05%
2011357,3156,3521.81%
2010350,96355,92418.95%
1990295,03918,0656.52%
1980276,97429,32411.84%
1970247,65031,26814.45%
1960216,38251,52631.26%
1950164,85643,75136.13%
1940121,10520,05519.85%
1930101,050-7,400-6.82%
1920108,45019,85622.41%
191088,5945880.67%
190088,00628,10346.91%
189059,903-42,897-41.73%
1880102,80013,93715.68%
187088,86318,76326.77%
186070,100-2,705-3.72%
185072,805-9,856-11.92%
184082,661-3,677-4.26%
183086,3386,1267.64%
182080,21217,03326.96%
181063,1795,6999.91%
180057,480-9,505-14.19%
179066,9850.00%

Charleston County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White263,042
Black or African American107,671
Two or More Races8,173
Asian5,206
Some Other Race3,010
American Indian and Alaska Native556
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander189

Charleston County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Charleston County, South Carolina Median Age

37.2


Total

35.8


Male

38.5


Female

Charleston County, South Carolina Adults

There are 310,133 adults, (58,018 of whom are seniors) in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Charleston County, South Carolina Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

199,993

51.56%

Male

187,854

48.44%

Charleston County, South Carolina Households and Families

Charleston County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Charleston County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All60.6%39.4%
Male54.9%45.1%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Female45.4%54.6%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All154,0492.4460.6
Married65,0653.0379.5
Non Family63,7981.446.4
Female19,8103.5945.4
Male5,3763.4754.9

3.12

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Charleston County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,7622.84%
9th to 12th Grade16,7786.15%
High School Graduate61,72722.61%
Some College50,65018.56%
Associates Degree21,7157.96%
Bachelors Degree72,78726.67%
Graduate Degree41,54815.22%

Charleston County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White184,399177,37298,122
Black70,38757,6939,968
Hispanic10,6936,9112,515
Asian4,0553,5542,451
Multiple Races3,6212,9991,298
Other Race1,7171,135368
Native American37633475
Islander13713736

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 60.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,710$45,526$32,900
Less Than High School$19,450$21,642$14,729
High School Grad$26,768$31,450$22,006
Some College$32,025$39,224$26,918
Bachelors Degree$50,156$61,078$41,375
Graduate Degree$64,043$82,869$54,064

$38,710

Average Earnings

$45,526

Average Male

$32,900

Average Female

Charleston County, South Carolina Language

Charleston County, South Carolina Language by Age

Charleston County, South Carolina Language

93.33% of Charleston County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.95% of the population.

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black103,94328,33927.26%
White240,88620,6208.56%
Hispanic18,9086,22532.92%
Multiple7,5411,76823.45%
Other2,97694931.89%
Asian5,03373114.52%
Native5299417.77%
Islander1494429.53%

15.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.91%

Male Poverty Rate

16.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 32.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina is White, with 8.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.40%
High School16.30%
Some College10.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.34%
Male Unemployed33.61%
Female Employed9.72%
Male Employed5.59%

Charleston County, South Carolina Income

Charleston County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,882$85,239
Families$78,022$107,568
Married Families$98,011$130,291
Non Families$37,988$51,919

Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status

Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Charleston County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Charleston County, South Carolina 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.

Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans

28,323

Number of Veterans

25,630

Male Veterans

2,693

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,407
First Gulf War6,424
Second Gulf War5,402
Korea2,383
World War II983

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White20,3319.47%
Black7,2228.91%
Hispanic6385.04%
2 or More3938.36%
Other1597.97%
Asian1252.83%
Indian9319.75%

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston County, South Carolina Employment Status

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Charleston County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Charleston 1201501343851423511.85%
North Charleston 976321092981166611.95%
Mount Pleasant67854841701631624.05%
Summerville 4260549323671815.77%
Goose Creek 3643442039560515.38%
James Island11216121669508.47%
Hollywood471450843707.85%
Isle of Palms413343952626.34%
Folly Beach261727821656.30%
Ravenel246526281636.61%
Lincolnville 1142197182972.59%
Sullivan's Island179119361458.10%
Seabrook Island171418661528.87%
Kiawah Island162617711458.92%
Awendaw12941384906.96%
Meggett12301327977.89%
McClellanville499543448.82%
Rockville13013775.38%
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