Population Data

By the numbers:

  • 802,122: Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA Population
  • 30: Number of new residents moving to the region each day
  • 33: The Charleston region is the 33rd fastest growing metro area for the years 2010 to 2019

With 30 new residents each day, the Charleston region is experiencing rapid population growth. The region is the 74th largest among all U.S. metros. Population growth has contributed to the region’s labor force growing three (3) times the national average.


CHARLESTON REGION OVERVIEW

Total Population by Area:

(percent growth from 2010 to 2019)

  • Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA – 802,122 residents (↑20%)
    • Charleston County – 411,206 residents (↑18%)
      • City of Charleston – 136,208 residents (↑13%)*
      • City of North Charleston – 113,237 residents (↑16%)*
      • Town of Mount Pleasant – 89,338 residents (↑32)*
*City & Town Population Estimates as of 2018.

CHARLESTON COUNTY OVERVIEW*

Demographics by Age:

  • Population between 18-years and 64-years – 64%
  • Average age – 38 years

Demographics by Gender:

  • Female – 52%
  • Male – 48%

Demographics by Race:

  • White alone – 69%
  • Black or African American alone – 27%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone – 0.40%
  • Asian alone – 2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone – 0.10%
  • Two or More Races – 2%
  • Hispanic or Latino – 5%
  • White alone, not Hispanic or Latino – 65%

General Population Data:

  • Households (2014-2018) – 156,482 households
  • Persons-per-Household (2014-2018) – 2.45 people
  • High School Graduate or Higher, Percent of Persons Age 25+ years – 91.5%
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, Percent of Persons Age 25+ years – 42.8%
*Data taken from 2014-2018 American Community Survey