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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Charlestonwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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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.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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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.