Charleston City PUMA, SC

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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Population
211,192
1.44% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
38.4

Poverty Rate
13%

Median Household Income
$64,675
5.29% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$288,700
6.53% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
108,643
0.562% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Charleston City PUMA, SC had a population of 211k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $64,675. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Charleston City PUMA, SC grew from 208,204 to 211,192, a 1.44% increase and its median household income grew from $61,423 to $64,675, a 5.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charleston City PUMA, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.89%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%). 4.41% of the households in Charleston City PUMA, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.2% of the residents in Charleston City PUMA, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC are College of Charleston (2,637 degrees awarded in 2019), Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1,043 degrees), and Medical University of South Carolina (1,007 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Charleston City PUMA, SC was $288,700, and the homeownership rate was 63.9%. Most people in Charleston City PUMA, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for South Carolina. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.7%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.34%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for South Carolina
54.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 76.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Charleston City PUMA, SC is home to a population of 211k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.82% of Charleston City PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (8.06k people).

In 2018, there were 2.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in Charleston City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Charleston City PUMA, SC are Spanish (3,490 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (803 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (669 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Charleston City PUMA, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    145k ± 1.62k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    53.2k ± 1.42k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.09k ± 772
3.29%
Hispanic Population
6.96k people

In 2018, there were 2.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in Charleston City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.29% of the people in Charleston City PUMA, SC are hispanic (6.96k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Charleston City PUMA, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,490 speakers (1.75%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    803 speakers (0.402%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    669 speakers (0.335%)

4.41% of Charleston City PUMA, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Charleston City PUMA, SC was Spanish. 1.75% of the overall population of Charleston City PUMA, SC are native Spanish speakers. 0.402% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.335% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8.06k people
3.63%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
7.52k people

As of 2018, 3.82% of Charleston City PUMA, SC residents (8.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 3.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Charleston City PUMA, SC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Charleston City PUMA, SC residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,090 ± 808 people
  2. India
    677 ± 638 people
  3. Germany
    534 ± 567 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,090 Charleston City PUMA, SC residents, followed by India with 677 and Germany with 534.

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Citizenship

98.2%
2018 Citizenship
98.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.2% of Charleston City PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,528 ± 511
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,905 ± 493
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,435 ± 383

Charleston City PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Charleston City PUMA, SC is $64,675. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $77,032, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $69,579 and $66,704.

Males in Charleston City PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,442. The income inequality in Charleston City PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Charleston City PUMA, SC employs 109k people. The largest industries in Charleston City PUMA, SC are Restaurants & Food Services (9,451 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (7,902 people), and Construction (6,538 people), and the highest paying industries are Water transportation ($181,056), Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing ($152,082), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($123,467).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,675
2018 value
± $1,562
5.29%
1 Year Growth
± 3.37%

Households in Charleston City PUMA, SC have a median annual income of $64,675, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,423 in 2017, which represents a 5.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$75,017
Average Male Salary in Charleston City PUMA, SC
± $8,711
$55,442
Average Female Salary in Charleston City PUMA, SC
± $6,423

In 2019, full-time male employees in Charleston City PUMA, SC made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Charleston City PUMA, SC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Charleston City PUMA, SC
  1. Asian
    $68,134 ± $49,176
  2. White
    $64,916 ± $6,023
  3. American Indian
    $64,564 ± $253,299

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Charleston City PUMA, SC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Charleston City PUMA, SC.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Charleston City PUMA, SC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.478
2019 Wage GINI in Charleston City PUMA, SC
0.481
2018 Wage GINI in Charleston City PUMA, SC

In 2019, the income inequality in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.681% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Charleston City PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Charleston City PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $77,032, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $69,579 and $66,704.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Charleston City PUMA, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charleston City PUMA, SC (26.6k out of 205k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    12,919 ± 953
  2. White
    12,687 ± 882
  3. Hispanic
    1,016 ± 286

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charleston City PUMA, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

109k
2019 Value
0.562%
1 Year growth
± 0.562%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Charleston City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 0.562%, from 108k employees to 109k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charleston City PUMA, SC, are Elementary & middle school teachers (3,039 people), Registered nurses (2,797 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,570 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (3,039 people), Registered nurses (2,797 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,570 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Charleston City PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes (8.57 times higher than expected), Ship & boat captains & operators (6.94 times), and Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors (6.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Surgeons ($314,131), Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations ($229,571), and Dentists ($186,847).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

109k
2019 Value
0.562%
1 Year growth
± 0.562%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Charleston City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 0.562%, from 108k employees to 109k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charleston City PUMA, SC, are Restaurants & Food Services (9,451 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (7,902 people), and Construction (6,538 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Charleston City PUMA, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Charleston City PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (9,451 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (7,902 people), and Construction (6,538 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Charleston City PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of Scenic & sightseeing transportation (9.17 times higher than expected), U. S Coast Guard (6.06 times), and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance (4.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Charleston City PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Water transportation ($181,056), Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing ($152,082), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($123,467).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $29B
  2. $25.7B
  3. $22.6B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Machinery with $29B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($25.7B) and Plastics/rubber ($22.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$252B
2018 Value in South Carolina
$524B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound South Carolina trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 108% to $524B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $29.3B
  2. $19.1B
  3. $9.21B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $29.3B, followed by Georgia with $19.1B and Louisiana and $9.21B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC awarded 4,907 degrees. The student population of Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC is skewed towards women, with 7,989 male students and 9,935 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC are White (3,782 and 78.2%), followed by Black or African American (440 and 9.09%), Hispanic or Latino (235 and 4.86%), and Two or More Races (140 and 2.89%).

The largest universities in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are College of Charleston (2,637 and 53.7%), Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1,043 and 21.3%), and Medical University of South Carolina (1,007 and 20.5%).

The most popular majors in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC are General Business Administration & Management (518 and 10.6%), Registered Nursing (239 and 4.87%), and Law (202 and 4.12%).

The median tuition costs in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $75 and $75 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 393 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 239 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 191 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 393 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,637 degrees awarded
  2. 1,043 degrees awarded
  3. 1,007 degrees awarded
$75
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Charleston with 2,637 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,001
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,906
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 2,001 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC, which is 0.689 times less than the 2,906 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,782 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    440 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    235 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Charleston (South & West) & Berkeley (South) Counties--Charleston City PUMA, SC was White students. These 3,782 degrees mean that there were 8.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 440 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charleston City PUMA, SC was $288,700 in 2018, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $271,000 to $288,700, a 6.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Charleston City PUMA, SC is 63.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charleston City PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Charleston City PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$288,700
2018 Median
± $5,079
$271,000
2017 Median
± $5,543

In 2018, the median property value in Charleston City PUMA, SC grew to to $288,700 from the previous year's value of $271,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Charleston City PUMA, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charleston City PUMA, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$64,675
Median Household Income
± $1,562
86k
Number of Households
± 2,017

In 2018, the median household income of the 86k households in Charleston City PUMA, SC grew to $64,675 from the previous year's value of $61,423.

The following chart displays the households in Charleston City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Charleston City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charleston City PUMA, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.9%
2018 Homeownership
63.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 63.9% of the housing units in Charleston City PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Charleston City PUMA, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charleston City PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Charleston City PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.13%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.66%)

In 2018, 78.5% of workers in Charleston City PUMA, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.13%) and those who worked at home (6.66%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Charleston City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charleston City PUMA, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Charleston City PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 9.43% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 2.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1494 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1767 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.4%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,494 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,494 patients per year. This represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for South Carolina.
$7,311
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Carolina
$4,235
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,491
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,298
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.06%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
9.43%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
2.02%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charleston City PUMA, SC declined by 22.4% from 11.7% to 9.06%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Charleston City PUMA, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 23.4% prevalence
  2. 22.3% prevalence
  3. 21.4% prevalence

Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 23.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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