Latest Data (2016)
Population 134,385
Nationwide Rank 198

Quick Facts

Charleston, South Carolina is the 198th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Charleston, South Carolina is a city.

Charleston, South Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Charleston had its largest population ever.

Charleston, South Carolina is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 77% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Charleston, South Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
188 Orange, California 140,504 8.1%
189 Dayton, Ohio 140,489 -15.2%
190 Miramar, Florida 138,449 85.7%
191 Thornton, Colorado 136,703 64.1%
192 West Valley City, Utah 136,574 25.0%
193 Olathe, Kansas 135,473 44.3%
194 Hampton, Virginia 135,410 -7.5%
195 Warren, Michigan 135,125 -2.1%
196 Midland, Texas 134,610 41.6%
197 Waco, Texas 134,432 17.2%
198 Charleston, South Carolina 134,385 35.7%
199 Columbia, South Carolina 134,309 12.5%
200 Denton, Texas 133,808 59.9%
201 Carrollton, Texas 133,351 20.9%
202 Surprise, Arizona 132,677 310.1%
203 Roseville, California 132,671 63.1%
204 Sterling Heights, Michigan 132,427 6.2%
205 Murfreesboro, Tennessee 131,947 86.2%
206 Gainesville, Florida 131,591 16.4%
207 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 131,127 7.6%
208 Visalia, California 131,074 37.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In South Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
198 Charleston 134,385 35.7%
199 Columbia 134,309 12.5%
272 North Charleston 109,298 33.8%
393 Mount Pleasant 84,170 72.2%
480 Rock Hill 72,937 43.6%
528 Greenville 67,453 18.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 134,385 198
2015 132,609 199
2014 130,113 200
2013 127,999 200
2012 125,583 205
2011 123,282 209
2010 120,083 209
2009 115,638 218
2008 113,511 222
2007 111,682 224
2006 111,055 220
2005 109,786 220
2004 108,110 223
2003 104,520 227
2002 102,187 235
2001 100,186 245
2000 99,014 246
1990 90,620 230
1910 58,833 90
1900 55,807 68
1890 54,955 53
1880 49,984 36
1870 48,956 26
1860 40,522 22
1850 42,985 15
1840 29,261 10