North Charleston employment information

IndexNorth CharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$21,176$25,521$29,829
Median household income$39,703$46,898$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,826$57,389$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,865$29,505$35,192
Median earnings male$27,355$32,196$36,919
Median earnings female$22,833$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level22.7%17.2%15.1%
The North Charleston, SC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in North Charleston is $21,176, which is 17% lower than than the South Carolina average and 29% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $39,703, which is 15% lower than than the South Carolina average and 28% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in North Charleston is 6%, which is 24% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in North Charleston is 23% which is 50% higher than than the national average.

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$26,466$39,703$79,406
City
$31,262$46,898$93,796
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in North Charleston is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in North Charleston is 28% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in North Charleston is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in North Charleston is 50% higher than the national average.

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North Charleston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.8%1.0%
Manufacturing sector13.0%0.6%
Financial & insurance services1.0%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%13.7%
Public administration7.4%5.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%3.7%
Education, health & social services9.1%29.1%
Other31.7%35.4%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sullivan's Island, SC2,049$118,214114%
Folly Beach, SC2,732$92,52967%
Isle of Palms, SC4,320$92,22267%
Mount Pleasant, SC77,907$83,49051%
James Island, SC11,844$68,56424%
North Charleston, SC106,113$39,70328%

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Pompano Beach, FL106,004$42,64123%
Pearland, TX106,238$96,95475%
Norwalk, CA106,360$61,05010%
Palm Bay, FL106,573$43,76521%
Everett, WA106,580$50,9338%
North Charleston, SC106,113$39,70328%
Source: The North Charleston, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).