Charleston employment information

IndexCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$33,117$24,222$28,555
Median household income$52,971$45,033$53,482
Median income owner occupied$82,923$55,527$68,142
Median income renter occupied$31,861$27,328$33,219
Median earnings male$35,663$31,966$36,116
Median earnings female$26,782$22,711$25,692
Unemployment rate4.9%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level19.0%18.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Charleston is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Charleston is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Charleston is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Charleston is 22% higher than the national average.

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Charleston median earnings by income bracket

Charleston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.3%1.0%
Manufacturing sector8.4%0.5%
Financial & insurance services2.6%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services13.3%11.7%
Public administration6.0%3.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%2.0%
Education, health & social services14.7%37.5%
Other38.7%34.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Kiawah Island, SC1,311$132,083147%
Sullivan's Island, SC2,042$110,870107%
Seabrook Island, SC1,711$96,25080%
Folly Beach, SC2,679$90,56569%
Isle of Palms, SC4,241$79,03048%
Charleston, SC125,458$52,9711%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Stamford, CT125,401$77,22144%
Simi Valley, CA125,699$89,59568%
Hartford, CT125,211$29,31345%
Coral Springs, FL125,150$66,27124%
Concord, CA125,017$67,12226%
Charleston, SC125,458$52,9711%
Source: The Charleston, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.