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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 29,087
Male population 15,148
Female population 13,939
Median age 36.60
Median age (male) 34.90
Median age (female) 38.40

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

Never married 11,966
Married 7,469
Separated 991
Widowed 1,542
Divorced 3,154

Population by age

Under 15 4,956
Age 15 to 24 3,640
Ages 25 to 44 9,234
Ages 45 to 64 7,037
Age 65 and over 4,220

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 24,407
Moved from abroad 52
Moved from a different state 525
Moved from the same county 3,164
Moved from the same state 680

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 20,680
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 5,305


White collar 10,094
Blue collar 3,754

Class of worker

Self employed 1,310
Private company 9,670
Not for profit company 891
Government workers 1,977


Total households 11,156
Family households 5,756
Non-family households 5,400
Households with children 2,467
Households without children 8,689
Average people per household 2.34

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

No high school 839
Some high school 11,575
Some college 5,124
Associate degree 1,638
Bachelors degree 3,581
Graduate degree 1,523


Average household income $64,263
Median household income $44,256
Median income under 25 $53,355
Median income 25-44 $57,949
Median income 45-64 $46,961
Median income over 65 $36,721

Housing occupancy

Housing units 13,137
Occupied housing units 11,156
Owner occupied units 5,110
Renter occupied units 6,046
Median housing costs per month $969
Median gross rent per month $1,021

Housing by year built

Year built median 1962
Built before 1939 574
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,715
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,857
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,364
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,213
Built between 1980 and 1989 481
Built between 1990 and 1999 561
Built between 2000 and 2009 996
Built after 2010 1,376

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 2,784
Houses without mortgage 2,326
Median value with mortgage $268,400
Median value without mortgage $107,500
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.