Charleston Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Charleston Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
46,536

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.3%
5 - 17:
13.3%
18 - 24:
8.9%
25 - 34:
12.2%
35 - 54:
25.8%
55 - 64:
15.2%
Over 65 Years:
19.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
3.8%
3.8%
High School Graduates
91.9%
91.9%
College Graduated
39.3%
39.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Charleston
$35,412
$35,412
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Charleston
$43,344
$43,344
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
20.9%

Employment Industries in Charleston

 
Healthcare
20.7%
20.7%
Retail
10.7%
10.7%
Public Service
9.8%
9.8%
Accommodation
9.8%
9.8%
Education
9.4%
9.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
7.7%
7.7%
Other
6.1%
6.1%
Manufacturing
4.9%
4.9%
Finance
4.8%
4.8%
Administration
3.6%
3.6%
Construction
3.1%
3.1%
Transportation
2.2%
2.2%
Information Technology
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
77.3%
77.3%
Black or African American
15.6%
15.6%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.7%
3.7%
Asian
2.1%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
1.0%
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
12.8%
12.8%
English
10.9%
10.9%
Irish
9.9%
9.9%
Italian
3.4%
3.4%
Scots-Irish
2.8%
2.8%
European
2.2%
2.2%
Scottish
2.1%
2.1%
Polish
1.7%
1.7%
French
1.6%
1.6%
Lebanese
1.3%
1.3%
African
1.3%
1.3%
Dutch
1.3%
1.3%
Welsh
0.8%
0.8%
Hungarian
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.7%
0.7%
Syrian
0.5%
0.5%
Jamaican
0.4%
0.4%
Swedish
0.3%
0.3%
Norwegian
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
95.5%
95.5%
Spanish
1.0%
1.0%
Arabic
0.9%
0.9%
Langs. of India
0.8%
0.8%
Other Asian languages
0.4%
0.4%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Urdu
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Chinese
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Native American languages
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Pacific Island languages
0.0%
0.0%
Vietnamese
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Charleston Residents:
3.9%