StatisticCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Population129,8885,148,714328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,19117391
Median age34.038.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1838%40%43%
Speak English95%93%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Charleston is 589% higher than South Carolina
  • The median age in Charleston is 12% lower than South Carolina
  • In Charleston 73.17% of the population is White
  • In Charleston 23.24% of the population is Black
  • In Charleston 1.56% of the population is Asian

Compare Charleston, SC Demographics

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      Charleston population breakdown by race

      RaceCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
      White73.17%67.27%73.35%
      Black23.24%27.35%12.63%
      Asian1.56%1.42%5.22%
      American Indian0.11%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.01%0.06%0.18%
      Mixed race1.66%2.07%3.06%
      Other race0.25%1.51%4.75%
      In Charleston, 2.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Charleston age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Charleston, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).