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Charleston County, South Carolina Facts

Facts
State South Carolina
Land area 916.1 square miles
Population Density 382.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 372,803
Population change 6.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.2%
Under 18 20.3%
65 and over 14.1%
Females 51.6%
White 67.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.2
Asian 1.6%
Two or more races 1.5%
Black or African American 29%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 88%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 39.4%
Veterans 31,268
Households and Housing
Households 143,717
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 80.4%
Median household income $50,792
The per capita income $30,158
Live below the poverty line. 18.2%
housing units 174,729
Multi-unit structures 29%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $236,100
Residents owning their homes. 60.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 38,458
Women-owned firms 27.3%
Asian-owned firms 1.3%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.4%
Black-owned firms 9.9%
Native American-owned firms 0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $6,320,992
Retail sales per capita $18,348
Manufacturers shipments $5,338,128
Merchant wholesaler sales $3,267,396