Berkeley County SC Information


Berkeley County Subdivisions

Berkeley County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 215,638
Population in Households 212,031
Population in Familes 177,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,607
Population Density1 196
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $57,878
Average Household Income $74,920
Per Capita Income $27,953


Total Housing Units 88,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,707 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,983 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,206 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $175,705
Average Home Value $230,922


Total Households 79,690
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 56,612
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 2.36% 2.39%
Households 2.42% 2.43%
Families 2.24% 2.32%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.63%


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, 2018 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 Density # 12 76th
Diversity Index # 6 89th
Median Household Income # 5 91st
Per Capita Income # 10 80th

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