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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 29,978
Male population 15,432
Female population 14,546
Median age 35.40
Median age (male) 34.00
Median age (female) 38.00

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

Never married 12,888
Married 7,334
Separated 1,032
Widowed 1,559
Divorced 2,900

Population by age

Under 15 5,297
Age 15 to 24 3,677
Ages 25 to 44 9,693
Ages 45 to 64 7,499
Age 65 and over 3,812

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 24,380
Moved from abroad 37
Moved from a different state 475
Moved from the same county 3,769
Moved from the same state 1,011

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 19,770
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 6,291


White collar 9,567
Blue collar 3,525

Class of worker

Self employed 1,067
Private company 9,600
Not for profit company 779
Government workers 1,646


Total households 10,329
Family households 5,630
Non-family households 4,699
Households with children 2,677
Households without children 7,652
Average people per household 2.54

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

No high school 942
Some high school 12,810
Some college 5,341
Associate degree 1,671
Bachelors degree 3,107
Graduate degree Not available


Average household income $59,028
Median household income $38,343
Median income under 25 $41,250
Median income 25-44 $43,507
Median income 45-64 $39,463
Median income over 65 $33,950

Housing occupancy

Housing units 12,393
Occupied housing units 10,329
Owner occupied units 4,404
Renter occupied units 5,925
Median housing costs per month $951
Median gross rent per month $945

Housing by year built

Year built median 1961
Built before 1939 719
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,198
Built between 1950 and 1959 3,116
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,048
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,222
Built between 1980 and 1989 548
Built between 1990 and 1999 545
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,014
Built after 2010 983

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 2,701
Houses without mortgage 1,703
Median value with mortgage $201,200
Median value without mortgage $104,400
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2020 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.