Berkeley County SC Information


Berkeley County Subdivisions

Berkeley County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 192,399
Population in Households 188,817
Population in Familes 157,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,582
Population Density1 175
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 71,740
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 51,267
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,515 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,225 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,936 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $188,149
Average Home Value $227,148


Median Household Income $50,796
Average Household Income $62,350
Per Capita Income $23,397
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.87% 2.2%
Households 2.19% 2.32%
Families 1.99% 2.2%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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, 2014 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 # 14 72nd
Median Household Income # 5 91st
Per Capita Income # 11 78th

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