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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
North Charleston is a city in South Carolina with a population of 108,186. North Charleston is in Charleston County. Living in North Charleston offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North Charleston there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in North Charleston and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in North Charleston are above average.
About North Charleston...
Population
108,186

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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North Charleston Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    562.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    22.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    267.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    779.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,417.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    622.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

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Depending on the part of North Charleston, the safety can range from don't look out your padlock door at night to just making sure your car doors are locked. The nightlife is okay as there is not much going on other than concert events at the NCPAC or a few businesses/restaurants being open after 9pm. The public schools are decent but violence is not uncommon. Any good public school is hard to find in the area and schools like SOA and AMHS have their own quirks. Just hope you survive the system. But hey! 526 runs right through it. If need be just hop on the interstate to get to somewhere nicer!
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I enjoy living in North Charleston, South Carolina. This city has grown so much in the past few years. My children attend the public schools here and are on the honor roll. My oldest is in the STEM program. We currently have a new facility opening next month that will be focused on children, which is great. I wouldn't have to travel far to get my children assistance with their health. My family is heavily invested into North Charleston and we wouldn't change a thing.
It is an excellent City, right in the middle of everything! I am 15 minutes away from downtown, 20 minutes away from a beach, and right down the road from great shopping experiences.