North Charleston, South Carolina Population 2022

122,297
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North Charleston is a city located in Berkeley County, Charleston County, and Dorchester County South Carolina. North Charleston has a 2020 population of 122,297. North Charleston is currently growing at a rate of 1.92% annually and its population has increased by 24.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 97,949 in 2010.

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 $1,084 per month, and the median house value is $184,600. 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 122,297 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 122,297.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 97,949.

North Charleston, South Carolina Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010667,4500.00%
2011681,26213,8122.03%
2012696,83915,5772.24%
2013711,27214,4332.03%
2014726,83615,5642.14%
2015745,18518,3492.46%
2016761,57816,3932.15%
2017775,53713,9591.80%
2018788,12212,5851.60%
2019802,12214,0001.75%
2020816,12214,0001.72%
2021830,12214,0001.69%

North Charleston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,03243.93%
Black or African American50,25644.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native2330.20%
Asian2,6762.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2340.21%
Some Other Race5,2154.58%
Two or More Races5,2344.60%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married66.1%33.9%
All46.9%53.1%
Non Family39.5%60.5%
Male37.3%62.7%
Female32.8%67.2%

46.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

North Charleston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,3722.546.9
Married14,0423.3666.1
Male1,5823.6837.3
Female7,2683.9332.8
Non Family20,4801.3239.5

3.45

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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North Charleston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4064.51%
9th to 12th Grade7,69410.19%
High School Graduate21,93529.04%
Some College15,48420.50%
Associates Degree8,06210.67%
Bachelors Degree13,16717.43%
Graduate Degree5,7837.66%
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North Charleston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,8411,417739
2+ Races2,6782,4471,029
White32,98830,98411,464
Black31,41825,8174,915
Hispanic7,2394,395919
Islander1326614
Other Race2,7731,244197
Native American1481276

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,369$38,990$28,313
Less Than 9th Grade$19,702$22,579$16,080
High School Graduate$26,745$32,229$22,639
Some College$34,293$39,544$29,552
Bachelors Degree$51,342$63,162$39,169
Graduate Degree$51,522$57,457$50,047

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native23311850.64%
Hispanic12,7503,91230.68%
Black47,89911,96924.99%
Islander2295724.89%
Multiple4,88995219.47%
White41,0504,50310.97%
Asian2,630973.69%
Other1,536NaN%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.41%
High School19.35%
Some College11.15%
Bachelors or Greater6.74%

North Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.04%
Male Unemployed40.02%
Female Employed11.42%
Female Unemployed37.22%

North Charleston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Charleston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,201$63,773
Families$60,492$74,859
Married Families$79,037-
Non Families$34,757$48,944
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,336
First Gulf War3,001
Vietnam2,076
Korea274
World War II36

North Charleston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,722
35 to 542,833
55 to 641,912
65 to 741,590
75+1,046

North Charleston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,96212.51%
Black3,3549.41%
Native American2514.45%
Asian773.48%
Other Race421.50%
2+ Races64321.69%
Hispanic2653.46%

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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19402,5000.00%
196023,50021,00011.86%
198062,47938,9795.01%
199070,2187,7391.17%
200079,6419,4231.27%
201097,94918,3082.09%
201199,8981,9491.99%
2012101,9942,0962.10%
2013104,0502,0562.02%
2014106,7542,7042.60%
2015108,5971,8431.73%
2016109,7381,1411.05%
2017110,8201,0820.99%
2018113,0772,2572.04%
2019115,3822,3052.04%
2020117,6872,3052.00%
2021119,9922,3051.96%
2022122,2972,3051.92%

North Charleston Population by Year