North Charleston, SC Population

Population: 79,641. Estimated population in July 2020: 86,313 (+8.4% change)
Males: 39,435 (49.5%), Females: 40,206 (50.5%)

Charleston County

Zip codes: 29405, 29418, 29420.

Median resident age: 29.9 years
Median household income: $29,307
Median house value: $75,200

Races in North Charleston:

  • Black (49.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (43.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (6.9%), United States (6.7%), Irish (5.4%), English (5.4%), Italian (1.9%), French (1.8%).

Land area: 58.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in North Charleston

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Charleston city

  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

4.5% Foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.3% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -6,186 (-7.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near North Charleston:

  • TRIDENT MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF CHARLESTON (about 3 miles; N CHARLESTON, SC)
  • PALMETTO LOWCOUNTRY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (about 4 miles; CHARLESTON, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to North Charleston:

Other public-use airports nearest to North Charleston:

Amtrak station near North Charleston:

  • 2 miles: CHARLESTON (N. CHARLESTON, 4565 GAYNOR AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in North Charleston:

  • ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 285; Location: 5060 DORCHESTER RD; Private, for-profit)
  • LA PARISIENNE COSMETOLOGY INSTITUTE (Location: 3310 RIVERS AVE; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 8 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 9 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,162)
  • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (about 9 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 9,756)
  • CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 12 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,701)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 92 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)

Schools

Public high school in North Charleston:

  • YOUTHBUILD CHARLESTON CENTER (Students: 74; Location: 7555 NORTH SPARTAN BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in North Charleston:

  • ELEASE BUTLER IVY ACADEMY (Students: 84; Location: 7350 CROSS COUNTY ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)

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