The City of North Charleston is the 3rd largest city in South Carolina with a population of 108,794 as of July 1, 2016. North Charleston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for North Charleston is located at latitude 32.9178 and longitude -80.065 in Charleston County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Charleston (see map below) encompass a land area of 73.4 sq. miles and a water area of 3.46 sq. miles. Charleston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of North Charleston are located in Charleston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Dorchester County.
The City of North Charleston (GNIS ID: 2404391) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of North Charleston is located within North Charleston Division of Charleston County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Charleston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||104,883|
|Population in Familes||80,084|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||3,911|
|Average Household Size||2.54|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||47,187 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||19,052 (40.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||22,215 (47.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||5,920 (12.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$152,537|
|Average Home Value||$176,912|
|Median Household Income||$39,727|
|Average Household Income||$52,658|
|Per Capita Income||$20,503|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.67%|
|Per Capita Income||1.63%|
The table below compares North Charleston to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 3||99th|
|Population Density1||# 58||86th|
|Diversity Index2||# 18||96th|
|Median Household Income||# 167||58th|
|Per Capita Income||# 179||55th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.