Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area SC Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 767,613
Daytime Population: Workers 378,442
Daytime Population: Residents 389,549
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 767,991
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 751,738
Population in Familes 591,419
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,875
Population Density2 297
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $55,266
Average Household Income $75,909
Per Capita Income $30,067


Total Housing Units 341,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195,617 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 105,273 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 40,968 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $211,835
Average Home Value $295,351


Total Households 300,890
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 193,698
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.01% 1.98%
Households 2.04% 2.0%
Families 1.84% 1.89%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.59%