Charleston | SC | USA

County Profiles

The Charleston region’s incorporated cities and towns continue to flourish, creating a larger, more diverse workforce. Get a quick data snapshot of the Charleston region’s three counties, 27 cities, and 3,100 square miles.

Population By County

Charleston SC MSA CountyPopulation 2016
Berkeley County210,898
Charleston County396,484
Dorchester County153,773
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 4/2017

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Population By Age & Race By County

Population DemographicsBerkeley CountyCharleston CountyDorchester County
Age
19 or younger27.1%22.5%27.4%
20-247.1%6.6%6.1%
25-3414.3%17.3%13.4%
35-5426.4%25.2%28.0%
55-6412.1%13.1%12.2%
65+13.0%15.3%12.9%
Median Age36.437.136.3
Race
White67.2%68.4%67.1%
Black or African-American24.4%27.5%24.6%
Asian2.7%1.5%1.8%
Other5.7%2.6%6.5%
Hispanic Origin
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)6.3%5.0%5.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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5 Largest Cities

City (alphabetically)WebsitePopulation 2016
Charlestonhttp://www.charleston-sc.gov/134,385
Goose Creekhttp://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/42,039
Mount Pleasanthttp://www.tompsc.com/84,170
North Charlestonhttp://www.northcharleston.org/109,298
Summervillehttp://www.summervillesc.gov/49,323
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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