North Charleston employment information

IndexNorth CharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$19,820$24,222$28,555
Median household income$39,446$45,033$53,482
Median income owner occupied$54,235$55,527$68,142
Median income renter occupied$29,078$27,328$33,219
Median earnings male$26,912$31,966$36,116
Median earnings female$20,871$22,711$25,692
Unemployment rate7.8%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level23.9%18.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in North Charleston is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in North Charleston is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in North Charleston is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in North Charleston is 53% higher than the national average.

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North Charleston median earnings by income bracket

North Charleston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.6%0.6%
Manufacturing sector13.4%1.0%
Financial & insurance services0.5%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services12.9%14.4%
Public administration7.2%5.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.4%3.0%
Education, health & social services9.0%28.8%
Other30.4%36.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sullivan's Island, SC2,042$110,870107%
Folly Beach, SC2,679$90,56569%
Isle of Palms, SC4,241$79,03048%
Mount Pleasant, SC72,379$76,20242%
Goose Creek, SC38,545$62,10716%
North Charleston, SC102,143$39,44626%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Columbia, MD102,116$100,25287%
West Palm Beach, FL102,283$45,02716%
Boulder, CO102,002$58,0629%
Broken Arrow, OK101,917$66,25024%
El Cajon, CA101,582$45,95714%
North Charleston, SC102,143$39,44626%
Source: The North Charleston, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.