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Charleston County
  • County in South Carolina

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A+
  5. Diversity
    grade A minus
  6. Jobs
    grade B+
  7. Weather
    grade B+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B

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Charleston County is located in South Carolina with a population of 407,543. Charleston County is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. In Charleston County, most residents own their homes. In Charleston County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Charleston County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Charleston County are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,228
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Charleston County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    282.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    42.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    125.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    443.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,423.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    317.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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