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North Charleston SC

The City of North Charleston SC, incorporated in 1972 with a population of 21,000, is known as South Carolina’s “Boom Town”.  Since its incorporation, the town has enjoyed constant growth and now has more than tripled in population.  Its 73 square miles, lying in both Dorchester and Charleston counties, makes North Charleston the third largest municipality in South Carolina.  Travel into and around the city is easy due to its close proximity to the Charleston International Airport, and the network of major highways like Interstate Highways 26 and 526 and US Highways 78 and 52.

North Charleston Today

North Charleston SC is committed to economic success and provides a positive business climate.  Even in times of economic downturns in the national economy, major business (such as Boeing) and industry have chosen North Charleston for locating their companies, thus provideing many job opportunities for the residents of North Charleston.  The city has also been South Carolina’s retail sales leader for over fifteen straight years.

One of the greatest contributors to the overall economy in South Carolina is the tourism industry, and North Charleston has played a large part in attracting visitors.  The North Charleston Coliseum is home to the Stingrays, an East Coast Hockey League team.  The Convention Center Complex draws conventions, seminars, and tradeshows, and the Performing Arts Center brings in talent from around the world.  The city of North Charleston also offers world-class shopping facilities and restaurants.

Park Circle

In the last decade, Park Circle has gone from an up-and-coming neighborhood in North Charleston to a local destination. East Montague Avenue, one of the streets extending from the circle itself, includes a bustling strip filled with restaurants, breweries, eclectic mom ‘n’ pop shops and nightlife. This was North Charleston’s old “Main Street” and it certainly has a downtown feel, though without all the foot traffic and bustle you get on the Charleston Peninsula. It’s a neighborhood hangout, with outdoor recreation, abundant parking and family-friendly options. It’s also become a hot spot for festivals, food truck extravaganzas and holiday soirees.

North Charleston has a wide range of amenities in an atmosphere of prosperity and growth.  It offer its residents and visitors activities such as golf, fishing, tennis, nearby schools and daycare centers, fitness centers and jogging trails, playgrounds, plenty of shopping and dining.

North Charleston Schools
The North Charleston schools include 17 elementary, 5 middle, and 5 high schools which include magnet schools, a technical high school, a middle and high school specializing in performing and visual arts, a military magnet academy, and an academic high school.  These schools are part of the Dorchester County School District, District 2 and District 4 as well as Berkeley County Schools District, and the Charleston County School District.

North Charleston Real Estate
In 2019, over 1,400 homes sold in North Charleston, ranging in price from $650,000 for a  waterfront home, to $21,000 for a fixer upper.  

For more information regarding specific neighborhoods in the North Charleston area, contact Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.  Home sales include condominiums, investment properties, and fix and flips. Information provided by Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.

North Charleston Census Information

This information is for North Charleston inside 526, including, but not limited to Park Circle zip code 29405


Total population 29,620
Male population 15,597
Female population 14,023
Median age 35.60
Median age (male) 34.20
Median age (female) 37.80

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 12,407
Married 7,191
Separated 1,020
Widowed 1,484
Divorced 3,448

Population by age

Under 15 5,090
Age 15 to 24 3,577
Ages 25 to 44 9,438
Ages 45 to 64 7,237
Age 65 and over 4,278

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 24,470
Moved from abroad 27
Moved from a different state 551
Moved from the same county 3,489
Moved from the same state 745

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 20,070
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 5,827


White collar 9,990
Blue collar 3,702

Class of worker

Self employed 1,152
Private company 9,754
Not for profit company 749
Government workers 2,037


Total households 10,735
Family households 5,404
Non-family households 5,331
Households with children 2,195
Households without children 8,540
Average people per household 2.43

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 806
Some high school 12,154
Some college 5,371
Associate degree 1,672
Bachelors degree 3,423
Graduate degree 1,386


Average household income $59,519
Median household income $41,739
Median income under 25 $53,493
Median income 25-44 $52,319
Median income 45-64 $40,938
Median income over 65 $37,133

Housing occupancy

Housing units 12,883
Occupied housing units 10,735
Owner occupied units 4,678
Renter occupied units 6,057
Median housing costs per month $931
Median gross rent per month $967

Housing by year built

Year built median 1962
Built before 1939 573
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,378
Built between 1950 and 1959 3,087
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,370
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,380
Built between 1980 and 1989 505
Built between 1990 and 1999 521
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,022
Built after 2010 1,047

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 2,529
Houses without mortgage 2,149
Median value with mortgage $236,900
Median value without mortgage $100,800
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2021 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.