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Population (year 2000): 96,650. Estimated population in July 2005: 106,712 (+10.4% change)
Males: 45,758 (47.3%), Females: 50,892 (52.7%)

Charleston County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 33.2 years
Median household income: $35,295 (year 2000)
Median house value: $139,700 (year 2000)

Charleston, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Charleston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (62.3%)
  • Black (34.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (10.8%), German (10.6%), Irish (9.1%), United States (6.2%), Scottish (3.3%), Italian (3.2%).

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Elevation: 118 feet

Land area: 97.0 square miles

Charleston,

For population 25 years and over in Charleston

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charleston city

  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

3.5% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,355 (+7.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (177.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (599.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Charleston, SC (7.0 miles North SC (8.9 miles Hanahan, Beach, SC Folly (9.1 miles Pleasant, SC Mount (10.0 miles Island, SC Sullivan's (10.3 miles Creek, SC Goose (14.6 miles Island, SC Kiawah (14.6 miles of Palms, SC Isle (15.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 443 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1997: 642 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 1998: 574 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 1999: 717 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2000: 790 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2001: 782 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2002: 1053 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2003: 1003 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2004: 1122 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2005: 1176 buildings, average cost: $162,200

Latitude: 32.79 N, Longitude: 79.99 W

Area code: 843


Detailed articles:
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Charleston, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.9%), Retail trade (12.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +32,526 (+33.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 27,077 (60.2%)


 

Crime in Charleston by Year

Type 1999 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 13 15 9
    per 100,000 2.1 13.5 15.5 9.3
Rapes 51 37 33 51
    per 100,000 52.8 38.3 34.1 52.8
Robberies 247 259 245 244
    per 100,000 255.6 268.0 253.5 252.5
Assaults 576 541 586 742
    per 100,000 596.0 559.8 606.3 767.7
Burglaries 962 1,021 888 928
    per 100,000 995.3 1056.4 918.8 960.2
Thefts 4,455 4,254 3,572 4,007
    per 100,000 4609.4 4401.4 3695.8 4145.9
Auto thefts 586 872 562 506
    per 100,000 606.3 902.2 581.5 523.5
521.6 543.3 485.2 534.6


Average climate in Charleston, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/11/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Charleston city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Robert Jordan - (born 1948), author, Anthony Johnson - NBA player (Indiana Pacers, born: Oct 2, 1974), Arthur L. Bristol - (1886-1942), Navy admiral, Courtney Brown - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Feb 14, 1978), Dexter Coakley - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Oct 20, 1972), Josh Powell - NBA player (Dallas Mavericks, born: Jan 25, 1983), Kwame Brown - NBA player (Los Angeles Lakers, born: Mar 10, 1982), Lance Legree - 2005 NFL player (New York Jets, born: Dec 22, 1977), Langston Moore - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Jul 17, 1981), Laron Profit - NBA player (Los Angeles Lakers, born: Aug 5, 1977).


Main business address for: BLACKBAUD INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), GTA-IB, LLC (HOTELS & MOTELS), FIRST FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC /DE/ (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Charleston:
  • BON SECOURS-ST FRANCIS XAVIER HOSPITAL (2095 HENRY TECKLENBURG DRIVE)
  • CHARLESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (326 CALHOUN ST)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (169 ASHLEY AV)
  • PALMETTO LOWCOUNTRY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (2777 SPEISSEGGER DRIVE)
  • ROPER HOSPITAL (316 CALHOUN ST)
  • SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA (326 CALHOUN STREET THIRD FLOOR)
  • TRIDENT MEDICAL CENTER (9330 MEDICAL PLAZA DR)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON AFB/INTL (about 8 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; ID: CHS)
  • BEAUFORT MCAS /MERRITT FIELD/ (about 56 miles; BEAUFORT, SC; ID: NBC)
  • HILTON HEAD (about 63 miles; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; ID: HXD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON EXECUTIVE (about 7 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; ID: JZI)
  • EAST COOPER (about 17 miles; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; ID: 8S5)
  • SUMMERVILLE (about 27 miles; SUMMERVILLE, SC; ID: DYB)

Amtrak station near Charleston:
  • 6 miles: CHARLESTON (N. CHARLESTON, 4565 GAYNOR AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 73 $178,052 $29,268 0 $0
Other Government Administration 105 $370,573 $42,351 5 $2,394
Judicial and Legal 33 $76,731 $27,902 1 $1,084
Police Protection - Officers 351 $1,276,867 $43,653 0 $0
Police - Other 132 $311,082 $28,280 3 $3,150
Solid Waste Management 107 $207,902 $23,316 0 $0
Health 5 $7,776 $18,662 0 $0
Correction 8 $16,971 $25,456 0 $0
Fire - Other 12 $31,078 $31,078 0 $0
Firefighters 224 $716,074 $38,361 0 $0
Financial Administration 72 $221,827 $36,971 4 $10,534
Other and Unallocable 132 $322,008 $29,273 4 $3,020
Water Supply 415 $1,434,127 $41,468 7 $17,078
Natural Resources 8 $30,972 $46,458 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11 $38,001 $41,455 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 226 $475,649 $25,255 92 $49,977
Sewerage 55 $109,427 $23,874 0 $0
Totals for Government 1969 $5,825,117 $35,500 116 $87,237


Colleges/Universities in Charleston:
  • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (Full-time enrollment: 9,756; Location: 66 GEORGE ST; Public; Website: www.cofc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 5,925; Location: 7000 Rivers Avenue; Public; Website: www.tridenttech.org)
  • CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (FT enrollment: 2,701; Location: 171 MOULTRIE ST; Public; Website: www.citadel.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 2,191; Location: 9200 UNIVERSITY BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.csuniv.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (FT enrollment: 2,162; Location: 171 ASHLEY AVE; Public; Website: www.musc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY-CHARLESTON (FT enrollment: 1,335; Location: 701 EAST BAY ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jwusc.edu)
  • BETA TECH (FT enrollment: 130; Location: 8088 RIVERS AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • CHARLESTON COSMETOLOGY INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 105; Location: 8484 DORCHESTER RD; Private, for-profit)
Public high schools in Charleston:
  • WEST ASHLEY HIGH (Students: 2,191; Location: WILLIAM KENNERTY DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JAMES ISLAND CHARTER HIGH (Students: 1,550; Location: 1000 FORT JOHNSON ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BURKE HIGH (Students: 701; Location: 244 PRESIDENT ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SEPTIMA P. CLARK CORPORATE ACADEMY (Students: 114; Location: 1929 GRIMBALL ROAD; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Charleston:
  • BISHOP ENGLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 892; Location: 363 SEVEN FARMS DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • PORTER-GAUD SCHOOL (Students: 838; Location: 300 ALBEMARLE POINT; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • ASHLEY HALL (Students: 621; Location: 172 RUTLEDGE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SCH (Students: 577; Location: 48 MEETING STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NORTHWOOD ACADEMY (Students: 238; Location: PO BOX 63215; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • EVANGEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 2957 SAVANNAH HIGHWAY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • PALMETTO ACADEMY (Students: 19; Location: 913 WAPPOO RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Charleston:
  • SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 926; Location: 2741 CLOVER STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WEST ASHLEY MIDDLE (Students: 802; Location: 776 WILLIAM KENNERTY DRI; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WEST ASHLEY INTERMEDIATE (Students: 762; Location: 721 WAPPOO ROAD; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 751; Location: 1225 ORANGE BRANCH; Grades: PK - 04)
  • JAMES ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 733; Location: 1484 CAMP ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • C E WILLIAMS MIDDLE FOR CREATIVE & SCIEN (Students: 688; Location: 640 BUTTE STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • ST ANDREWS SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE (Students: 687; Location: 30 CHADWICK DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ALICE BIRNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 635; Location: 7750 PINEHURST ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • STILES POINT ELEMENTARY (Students: 600; Location: 883 MIKELL DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HARBOR VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 588; Location: 1576 HARBOR VIEW RD; Grades: PK - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Charleston:
  • NORTHWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 8717 RIVERS AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 7 SAINT TERESA DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MASON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 56 HALSEY BOULEVARD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • O QUINN SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 1567 HARBOR VIEW RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NATIVITY ELEM SCH (Students: 311; Location: 1061 FOLLY ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE CHARLESTON CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 212; Location: 888 KING ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHARLESTON DAY SCHOOL (Students: 186; Location: 15 ARCHDALE STREET; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • JAMES ISLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 15 CROSSCREEK DRIVE; Grades: KG - 4)
  • WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN PRESC (Students: 155; Location: 1157 SAM RITTENBERG BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NEW ISREAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: 69 SIMONS ST; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,176,176; Location: 68 CALHOUN STREET; 1,038,980 books; 24,868 audio materials; 37,391 video materials; 2,320 serial subscriptions)
 

Charleston compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMA (1250 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXTC (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • WQNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMZ (910 AM; 1 kW; DORCHESTER TERR.-BRE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZJY (1480 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WAZS (980 AM; 1 kW; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:
  • WALC (100.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSSX-FM (95.1 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLY (102.5 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEZL (103.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W205BJ (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WRFQ (104.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWWZ (93.3 FM; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYBB (98.1 FM; FOLLY BEACH, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WCOO (105.5 FM; KIAWAH ISLAND, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS II OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220CN (91.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSSP (94.3 FM; GOOSE CREEK, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFCH (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNI (106.3 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYFH (90.7 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charleston:
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJEA-LP (Channel 12; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W21BX (Channel 21; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJRB-LP (Channel 18; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RAUL INFANTE, JR.)
  • WCHD-LP (Channel 49; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: IZZO LIVING TRUST)
  • WJNI-LP (Channel 57; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WTBD-LP (Channel 22; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W26CF (Channel 26; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

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