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 5 largest ethnic groups in Charleston, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.37%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%). N/A% 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 (2,574 degrees awarded in 2017), Medical University of South Carolina (1,051 degrees), and Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1,033 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.