Berkeley County SC Information


Berkeley County Subdivisions

Berkeley County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 200,613
Population in Households 197,017
Population in Familes 164,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,596
Population Density1 183
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 74,167
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 52,873
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83,839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52,245 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,922 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,672 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $167,040
Average Home Value $215,103


Median Household Income $53,028
Average Household Income $67,454
Per Capita Income $25,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.95% 2.1%
Households 2.03% 2.16%
Families 1.85% 2.05%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.


Berkeley County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berkeley County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 85th
Population Density1 # 12 76th
Diversity Index2 # 15 70th
Median Household Income # 5 91st
Per Capita Income # 9 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.