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Berkeley County, South Carolina Facts

Facts
State South Carolina
Land area 1,098.9 square miles
Population Density 161.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 194,020
Population change 9.1%
Under 5 years of age 7%
Under 18 24.5%
65 and over 11.7%
Females 50%
White 69.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 6.1
Asian 2.5%
Two or more races 2.6%
Black or African American 25%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.3%
Veterans 20,705
Households and Housing
Households 65,392
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.9%
Median household income $52,427
The per capita income $24,165
Live below the poverty line. 14.4%
housing units 75,846
Multi-unit structures 15%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $150,400
Residents owning their homes. 70.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 12,070
Women-owned firms 28.3%
Asian-owned firms 2.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 13.4%
Native American-owned firms 0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,552,266
Retail sales per capita $9,497
Manufacturers shipments $5,527,306
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,766,505