What is the current population of Charleston?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Charleston is 151,612. Charleston, South Carolina is the 174th largest city in the US.

Charleston Geography [top]

What county is Charleston, South Carolina in?

Parts of Charleston are located within Berkeley County and Charleston County.

What is the size of Charleston, South Carolina in square miles?

Charleston has an area of 109.0 square miles. Charleston is the 2nd largest city, by area, in South Carolina.

Charleston Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Charleston?

The current population of Charleston (151,612) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Charleston growing?

Charleston has grown 53.1% since the 2000. Charleston, South Carolina is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 82% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Charleston, South Carolina?

Charleston has a population density of 1,101.9 people per square mile.

Charleston Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Charleston, South Carolina?

The total voting age population of Charleston, South Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 109,383. The voting age population is 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

What percentage of Charleston, South Carolina residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.6% of the residents of Charleston are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Charleston, South Carolina?

The racial demographics of Charleston are 74.1% White, 21.7% Black, 1.9% Asian, 1.5% Two or more races, 0.6% Other, 0.1% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 3.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Charleston, South Carolina residents are below the poverty line?

In Charleston, 13.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 14.7%. On a per-household basis, 6.5% of families are below the poverty line in Charleston.

What percentage of Charleston, South Carolina residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 67.6% of Charleston residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Charleston, South Carolina residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 94.9% of Charleston residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 53.1% have a bachelor's degree and 19.3% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Charleston, South Carolina residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Charleston residents aged 5 and older, 5.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.2% speak an Asian language.

Charleston Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Charleston, South Carolina?

The unemployment rate in Charleston is 3.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Charleston, South Carolina residents work for the government?

In Charleston, 16.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Charleston, South Carolina?

The median household income in Charleston is $68,438.

Charleston Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Charleston, South Carolina?

In Charleston, 55.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Charleston, South Carolina?

Renters occupy 44.4% of housing units in Charleston.

What percentage of Charleston, South Carolina housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Charleston, 12.2% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Charleston, South Carolina housing units were built after 2000?

In Charleston, 32.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 20,900 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Charleston, South Carolina?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Charleston is $1,257.

What percentage of households in Charleston, South Carolina have broadband internet?

In Charleston, 79.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Charleston Population By Year

Population Graph For Charleston
Year Population Rank in US
2021 151,612 174
2020 150,903 178
2019 137,566 200
2018 136,208 201
2017 134,875 201
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
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

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
164 Murfreesboro, Tennessee 157,519 122.3%
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168 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,789 1.9%
169 Alexandria, Virginia 154,706 19.5%
170 Kansas City, Kansas 154,545 5.2%
171 Sunnyvale, California 152,258 15.4%
172 Hollywood, Florida 152,131 8.8%
173 Roseville, California 151,901 86.8%
174 Charleston, South Carolina 151,612 53.1%
175 Escondido, California 150,665 12.1%
176 Joliet, Illinois 150,372 38.9%
177 Jackson, Mississippi 149,761 -19.1%
178 Bellevue, Washington 149,440 32.8%
179 Surprise, Arizona 149,191 361.2%
180 Naperville, Illinois 149,104 15.2%
181 Pasadena, Texas 148,626 4.6%
182 Pomona, California 148,338 0.1%
183 Bridgeport, Connecticut 148,333 6.2%
184 Denton, Texas 148,146 77.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In South Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
174 Charleston 151,612 53.1%
201 Columbia 137,541 15.2%
241 North Charleston 117,472 43.8%
368 Mount Pleasant 92,398 89.0%

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