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Charleston
  • City in South Carolina

Report Card

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

editorial

Charleston is a city in South Carolina with a population of 135,257. Charleston is in Charleston County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Charleston offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Charleston there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Charleston and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Charleston are above average.

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About Charleston...
Population
135,257

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$330,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,257
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    261.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    36.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    68.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    211.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,688.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    359.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

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