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 Estimate, 2020
Berkeley County 235,987
Charleston County 417,981
Dorchester County 165,737
Charleston Metro Area819,705
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2021

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Population By Age & Race By County

Population DemographicsBerkeley CountyCharleston CountyDorchester County
Age
19 or younger26.8%22.5%27.4%
20-247.1%6.7%5.8%
25-3414.7%17.2%14.0%
35-5426.3%25.2%27.5%
55-6412.2%13.0%12.2%
65+12.9%15.4%13.1%
Median Age36.037.637.9
Race
White67.1%68.2%67.8%
Black or African-American23.8%27.3%25.4%
Asian2.3%1.4%1.9%
Other6.8%3.1%4.9%
Hispanic Origin
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)6.5%5.1%5.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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5 Largest Cities

CityWebsitePopulation Estimate, 2020
Charlestonhttp://www.charleston-sc.gov/139,714
North Charlestonhttp://www.northcharleston.org/118,752
Mount Pleasanthttp://www.tompsc.com/92,799
Summervillehttp://www.summervillesc.gov/53,301
Goose Creekhttps://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/44,972
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2021.

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