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Charleston County, South Carolina

4045 Bridge View
Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 958-4030
Fax: (843) 958-4035
www.charlestoncounty.org

On the southeastern border of SC; original district; organized Mar 12, 1785 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Charles II (1630-85), king of Great Britian, with whose help the American colonies grew vigorously

Area (sq mi):: 1358.11 (land 918.51; water 439.61) Population per square mile: 359.70
Population 2005: 330,368 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 6.60%; 1990-2000 5.10% Population 2000: 309,969 (White 60.80%; Black or African American 34.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 1.10%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 34.50
Income 2000: per capita $21,393; median household $37,810; Population below poverty level: 16.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,722-$30,951
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 22.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Charleston County seat (104,883)
  • North Charleston (84,271)
  • Mount Pleasant (56,350)
  • Hanahan (13,376)

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