Berkeley County SC Information

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Berkeley County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Berkeley County SC Housing Affordability Index is 158
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Berkeley County SC Wealth Index is 84
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 224,030
Population in Households 220,423
Population in Familes 183,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,607
Population Density 204
Diversity Index1 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,212
Average Household Income $80,900
Per Capita Income $29,988
Wealth Index3 84

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 92,383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,500 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,198 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,685 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $192,850
Housing Affordability Index2 158
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 82,698
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 58,807
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.53% 2.33%
Households 2.57% 2.36%
Families 2.42% 2.26%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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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, 2019 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 # 5 91st
Median Household Income # 7 87th
Per Capita Income # 8 85th

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