Charleston County, South Carolina Population 2018

Charleston County, South Carolina's estimated population is 401,438 with a growth rate of 5.45% 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
2017401,43820,7655.45%
2016380,673-15,897-4.01%
2016396,5707,2411.86%
2015389,3299,4172.48%
2014379,9127,9262.13%
2013371,9867,0651.94%
2012364,9217,4292.08%
2011357,4926,4691.84%
2010351,02355,98418.98%
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
White256,797
Black or African American107,455
Two or More Races7,343
Asian5,103
Some Other Race3,232
American Indian and Alaska Native610
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander133

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Charleston County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Charleston County, South Carolina Median Age

36.8


Total

35.6


Male

38.2


Female

Charleston County, South Carolina Adults

There are 303,777 adults, (55,198 of which are seniors) in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Charleston County, South Carolina Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

196,341

51.58%

Male

184,332

48.42%

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
Married79.7%20.3%
All60.5%39.5%
Male56.9%43.1%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Female44.6%55.4%

60.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charleston County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All150,9212.4460.5
Married62,7963.0379.7
Non Family62,3641.4146.4
Female19,7713.5644.6
Male5,9903.4156.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Charleston County, South Carolina Households

Charleston County, South Carolina Education

Charleston County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,2623.11%
9th to 12th Grade17,7416.67%
High School Graduate57,72621.70%
Some College51,39619.32%
Associates Degree21,4488.06%
Bachelors Degree70,58826.53%
Graduate Degree38,85814.61%

Charleston County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White179,161171,88893,391
Black69,43755,7359,853
Hispanic10,4686,6372,818
Asian3,9703,3752,290
Multiple Races3,1812,5151,058
Other Race1,7751,101314
Native American42335695
Islander10210250

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 islander people with a rate of 57.68%.

Charleston County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,709$42,159$31,576
Less Than High School$18,086$20,795$13,779
High School Grad$25,988$30,799$21,765
Some College$31,082$36,963$27,166
Bachelors Degree$47,667$58,513$40,129
Graduate Degree$60,759$79,593$51,637

$36,709

Average Earnings

$42,159

Average Male

$31,576

Average Female

Charleston County, South Carolina Language

Charleston County, South Carolina Language by Age

Charleston County, South Carolina Language

93.34% of Charleston County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.66% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.92% of the population.

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black103,53330,23729.21%
White235,45021,7489.24%
Hispanic18,4275,95532.32%
Multiple6,7171,45821.71%
Other3,1941,07433.63%
Asian4,93272914.78%
Native56911119.51%
Islander962121.88%

16.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.49%

Male Poverty Rate

17.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina is Other, with 33.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina is White, with 9.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.74%.

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.37%
High School16.10%
Some College11.37%
Bachelors or Greater5.21%

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.79%
Male Unemployed33.62%
Female Employed10.54%
Male Employed5.98%

Charleston County, South Carolina Income

Charleston County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,931$81,013
Families$72,836$101,722
Married Families$92,841$124,712
Non Families$36,952$49,963

Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status

Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by War

29,145

Number of Veterans

26,366

Male Veterans

2,779

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,612
First Gulf War6,464
Second Gulf War5,018
Korea2,487
World War II1,195

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 547,860
65 to 747,041
55 to 645,948
75+5,304
18 to 342,992

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White20,6439.84%
Black7,7969.67%
Hispanic6665.35%
2 or More3819.11%
Other1557.26%
Indian9918.71%
Asian711.66%

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

8.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston County, South Carolina Employment Status

Charleston County, South Carolina Employment by Age

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Charleston County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Charleston County, South Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990