In 2017, Charleston, SC had a population of 131k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $61,367. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Charleston, SC grew from 129,888 to 131,204, a 1.01% increase and its median household income grew from $57,603 to $61,367, a 6.53% increase.
The population of Charleston, SC is 72.1% White Alone, 21.9% Black or African American Alone, and 2.86% Hispanic or Latino. 4.62% of the people in Charleston, SC speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Charleston, SC are College of Charleston (2,857 degrees awarded in 2016), Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1,064 degrees), and Medical University of South Carolina (1,022 degrees).
The median property value in Charleston, SC is $286,200, and the homeownership rate is 54.4%. Most people in Charleston, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston, SC is 2 cars per household.