North Charleston, South Carolina Population 2022

118,328
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North Charleston is a city located in Berkeley County, Charleston County, and Dorchester County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 118,328, it is the 3rd largest city in South Carolina and the 260th largest city in the United States. North Charleston is currently growing at a rate of 1.49% annually and its population has increased by 3.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 114,852 in 2020. Spanning over 81 miles, North Charleston has a population density of 1,527 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Charleston is $60,738 with a poverty rate of 19.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in North Charleston is 33 years, 31.5 years for males, and 33.8 years for females.

North Charleston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Charlestonwas:

  • Black or African American: 44.13%
  • White: 43.93%
  • Two or more races: 4.60%
  • Other race: 4.58%
  • Asian: 2.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.20%
The current population of North Charleston, South Carolina is 118,328 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 114,852.

North Charleston, South Carolina Population 2022

Population by Race

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North Charleston Population by Race

North Charleston Population Pyramid 2022

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North Charleston Median Age

33.2


Total

31.7


Male

34.2


Female

North Charleston Adults

There are 86,749 adults, (12,671 of whom are seniors) in North Charleston.

North Charleston Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

North Charleston Sex Ratio

Female

57,152

50.19%

Male

56,728

49.81%

North Charleston Population by Age

North Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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North Charleston Household Types

46.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

North Charleston Households and Families

3.45

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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North Charleston Households by Type

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North Charleston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.14%.

North Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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$33,369

Average Earnings

$38,990

Average Male

$28,313

Average Female

North Charleston Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Charleston Language by Age

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North Charleston Language

85.78% of North Charleston residents speak only English, while 14.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.09% of the population.

North Charleston Language

North Charleston Poverty by Race

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19.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.68%

Male Poverty Rate

21.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Charleston is Native, with 50.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Charleston is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.84%.

North Charleston Poverty

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North Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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North Charleston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Charleston Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

North Charleston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

North Charleston Married by Age and Sex

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North Charleston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

North Charleston Marital Status by Race

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North Charleston Marital Status

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9,103

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

North Charleston Veterans by War

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North Charleston Veterans by Age

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North Charleston Veterans by Race

North Charleston Veterans by Education

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12.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Charleston Veterans by Education

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67.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

North Charleston Employment by Age

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North Charleston Employment by Race

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North Charleston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.66%

Born in North Charleston

89.24%

Native Born

10.76%

Foreign Born

7.52%

Non Citizen

3.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.24% of North Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 54.66% having been born in South Carolina. 7.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

North Charleston Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

North Charleston Population by Year