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, 2016)


Total Population 739,086
Population in Households 722,943
Population in Familes 569,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,143
Population Density1 286
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 289,931
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 186,856
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 333,532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184,496 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 105,435 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 43,601 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $211,348
Average Home Value $295,602


Median Household Income $52,719
Average Household Income $72,334
Per Capita Income $28,706
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 1.85%
Households 1.76% 1.89%
Families 1.55% 1.77%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.