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Population (year 2000): 79,641. Estimated population in July 2005: 86,313 (+8.4% change)
Males: 39,435 (49.5%), Females: 40,206 (50.5%)

Charleston County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 29.9 years
Median household income: $29,307 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,200 (year 2000)

North Charleston, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in North Charleston:

  • Black (49.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (43.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (6.9%), United States (6.7%), Irish (5.4%), English (5.4%), Italian (1.9%), French (1.8%).Charleston, South Carolina forum

Land area: 58.5 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in North Charleston

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Charleston city

  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

4.5% Foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.3% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -6,186 (-7.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (170.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (595.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC (2.6 miles Hanahan, SC Charleston, (7.0 miles Creek, SC Goose (7.7 miles SC (10.5 miles Ladson, Pleasant, SC Mount (12.5 miles SC (12.9 miles Lincolnville, SC Summerville, (14.2 miles Island, SC Sullivan's (14.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 149 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 1997: 177 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 1998: 155 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 1999: 218 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2000: 275 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2001: 339 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2002: 633 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2003: 864 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2004: 1559 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2005: 1537 buildings, average cost: $109,900

Latitude: 32.89 N, Longitude: 80.02 W

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (14.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +32,052 (+40.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,625 (46.0%)

Crime in North Charleston by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 16 12 6
    per 100,000 20.1 15.1 7.5
Rapes 103 96 65
    per 100,000 129.3 120.5 81.6
Robberies 441 417 408
    per 100,000 553.7 523.6 512.3
Assaults 794 811 807
    per 100,000 997.0 1018.3 1013.3
Burglaries 1,357 1,374 1,218
    per 100,000 1703.9 1725.2 1529.4
Thefts 4,891 4,428 4,346
    per 100,000 6141.3 5560.0 5457.0
Auto thefts 1,282 952 781
    per 100,000 1609.7 1195.4 980.7
931.0 862.8 800.3

Average climate in North Charleston, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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North Charleston-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/11/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the North Charleston city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1998, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Nehemiah Broughton - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Nov 4, 1982).

Main business address for: POLYMER GROUP INC (BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILS, MAN MADE FIBER & SILK).


Hospitals/medical centers near North Charleston:
  • TRIDENT MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF CHARLESTON (about 3 miles; N CHARLESTON, SC)
  • PALMETTO LOWCOUNTRY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (about 4 miles; CHARLESTON, SC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to North Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON AFB/INTL (about 2 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; ID: CHS)
  • BEAUFORT MCAS /MERRITT FIELD/ (about 57 miles; BEAUFORT, SC; ID: NBC)
  • HILTON HEAD (about 66 miles; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; ID: HXD)
Other public-use airports nearest to North Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON EXECUTIVE (about 13 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; ID: JZI)
  • EAST COOPER (about 18 miles; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; ID: 8S5)
  • BERKELEY COUNTY (about 21 miles; MONCKS CORNER, SC; ID: 50J)

Amtrak station near North Charleston:
  • 2 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
Other Government Administration 34 $100,989 $35,643 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 16 $52,146 $39,109 6 $4,765
Police Protection - Officers 266 $727,140 $32,803 0 $0
Police - Other 82 $177,992 $26,047 2 $1,587
Firefighters 206 $527,193 $30,710 0 $0
Streets and Highways 98 $220,508 $27,000 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 51 $110,992 $26,115 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 33 $84,774 $30,826 77 $60,323
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $17,282 $41,476 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 66 $202,884 $36,888 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $5,245 $20,980 1 $793
Financial Administration 18 $59,196 $39,464 0 $0
Totals for Government 878 $2,286,342 $31,248 86 $67,467
Colleges/Universities in North Charleston:
  • ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 285; Location: 5060 DORCHESTER RD; Private, for-profit)
  • LA PARISIENNE COSMETOLOGY INSTITUTE (Location: 3310 RIVERS AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 8 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; FT enrollment: 5,925)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 9 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (about 9 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; FT enrollment: 9,756)
  • CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 12 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; FT enrollment: 2,701)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,971)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 92 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,619)
Public high school in North Charleston:
  • YOUTHBUILD CHARLESTON CENTER (Students: 74; Location: 7555 NORTH SPARTAN BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle school in North Charleston:
  • ELEASE BUTLER IVY ACADEMY (Students: 84; Location: 7350 CROSS COUNTY ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)

Notable locations in North Charleston: Stark Industrial Park (A), Sixmile (B), Jenkins Orphanage (C), Pier R (D), Pier Q (E), Pier P (F), Pier N (G), Pier M (H), Pier L (I), Pier K (J), Pier J (K), Pier H (L), Pier G (M), Pier F (N), Pier D (O), Pier C (P), Pier B (Q), Pier A (R), Pepperdam Industrial Park (S), Sevenmile (T).

Shopping Centers: Liberty Mall Shopping Center (1), Oak Ridge Plaza Shopping Center (2), North Fiftytwo Square Shopping Center (3), North Charleston Shopping Center (4), Pine Haven Plaza Shopping Center (5), Brentwood Shopping Center (6), Pepperhill Square Shopping Center (7).

Churches in North Charleston include: Promised Land Church (A), Holmes Avenue Baptist Church (B), Pilgrim Baptist Church (C), Pentecostal Holiness Church (D), Park Circle Church (E), Calvary African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Canaan Baptist Church (G), Oak Grove Church (H).

Cemeteries: Carolina Memorial Gardens (1), Johnson Cemetery (2), Riverview Memorial Park (3), Oak Grove Cemetery (4), Sunset Memorial Cemetery (5).

Bluehouse Swamp (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spencer Branch (A), Filbin Creek (B), Federwitz Branch (C), Popperdam Creek (D), Goose Creek (E), Sawpit Creek (F), Noisette Creek (G), Brickyard Creek (H), McChune Branch (I).

Parks in North Charleston include: Woodahl Park (1), Bentley Park (2), Fellowship Road Park (3), Swamp Park (4), Liberty Hill Park (5), Park Circle (6), Danny Jones Park (7), Tillman Park (8), Hillsdale Park (9).


North Charleston compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in North Charleston:
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXTC (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • WTMA (1250 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMZ (910 AM; 1 kW; DORCHESTER TERR.-BRE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WAZS (980 AM; 1 kW; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WZJY (1480 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in North Charleston:
  • WALC (100.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWWZ (93.3 FM; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZL (103.5 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.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNI (106.3 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WSSP (94.3 FM; GOOSE CREEK, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRFQ (104.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W205BJ (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCL (91.5 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: CHAPEL HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH & BIBLE CO)
  • 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.)
  • WYFH (90.7 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W220CN (91.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around North Charleston:
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WJEA-LP (Channel 12; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJNI-LP (Channel 57; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WTBD-LP (Channel 22; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • W21BX (Channel 21; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJRB-LP (Channel 18; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RAUL INFANTE, JR.)
  • W26CF (Channel 26; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHD-LP (Channel 49; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: IZZO LIVING TRUST)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

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