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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 2018, over 1,000 homes sold in North Charleston, ranging in price from $650,000 for a  waterfront home, to $18,000 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 29,626
Male population 14,888
Female population 14,738
Median age 35.30
Median age (male) 34.70
Median age (female) 36.10
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 12,525
Married 6,819
Separated 1,175
Widowed 1,630
Divorced 3,235
Population by age
Under 15 5,417
Age 15 to 24 4,017
Ages 25 to 44 8,702
Ages 45 to 64 7,818
Age 65 and over 3,672
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 22,349
Moved from abroad 27
Moved from a different state 410
Moved from the same county 5,234
Moved from the same state 1,227
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 18,489
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 7,213
White collar 9,529
Blue collar 2,787
Class of worker
Self employed 1,022
Private company 8,812
Not for profit company 747
Government workers 1,735
Total households 9,903
Family households 5,766
Non-family households 4,137
Households with children 2,881
Households without children 7,022
Average people per household 2.61
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 1,157
Some high school 12,530
Some college 5,320
Associate degree 1,572
Bachelors degree 2,606
Graduate degree 761
Average household income $49,034
Median household income $32,391
Median income under 25 $22,273
Median income 25-44 $36,441
Median income 45-64 $34,899
Median income over 65 $28,393
Housing occupancy
Housing units 11,933
Occupied housing units 9,903
Owner occupied units 4,071
Renter occupied units 5,832
Median housing costs per month $870
Median gross rent per month $869
Housing by year built
Year built median 1962
Built before 1939 716
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,111
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,675
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,458
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,237
Built between 1980 and 1989 638
Built between 1990 and 1999 590
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,060
Built after 2010 448
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 2,439
Houses without mortgage 1,632
Median value with mortgage $167,600
Median value without mortgage $93,700
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2017 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.