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Overview

Introduction to North Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston county, is 171 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is conveniently located inside the Charleston - North Charleston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 79,641 people in North Charleston.

North Charleston History

North Charleston developed as a planned industrial community in the early 1900s. E.P. Burton Lumber Company was the first industry established in this area. The United States Navy Yard was completed in 1901. It was incorporated as a city on June 12, 1972. On July 3, 1976, North Charleston became the third largest city of South Carolina with 20 churches and a shopping mall with 62 stores.

North Charleston and nearby Attractions

  • Riverfront Park
  • Charleston Museum
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Museum
  • Slave Mart Museum
  • James Island County Park

Things To Do In North Charleston

North Charleston is home to a number of parks and open spaces including Danny Jones Park, Swamp Park, Woodahl Park, Hillsdale Park, Filbin Creek, Tillman Park, and Liberty Hill Park. One can also visit the Charleston Museum, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Children's Museum of the Low Country, and Citadel Archives & Museum. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Liberty Mall Shopping Cente, Northrivers Market Shopping Center, North Charleston Shopping Center, Brentwood Shopping Center, Otranto Plaza Shopping Center, and Pepperhill Square Shopping Center.

North Charleston Transportation

Charleston AFB/International Airport is near the city.

North Charleston Higher Education

Charleston Southern University and Trident Technical College are nearby.

People

Total Population 102,143
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 45,681
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.6%
Median Earnings25+ $28,098
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,080
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,998

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,701
% Above Poverty Level 76.1%
% Below Poverty Level 23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $883
Median House Value $142,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.4%
Irish 5.9%

North Charleston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 171 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Charleston
Metro Area Charleston - North Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 29404, 29405, 29406, 29418, 29420
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29410, 29415, 29419
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.854
Longitude -79.975

North Charleston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHARLESTON INTL AP
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station CHARLESTON CITY
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 57 F
Apr Temp 59 to 73 F
Jul Temp 77 to 89 F
Oct Temp 62 to 75 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station SULLIVANS ISLAND
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 72 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Charleston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Charleston Heights (29418)

Chas (29405, 29406, 29410, 29415, 29418, 29419, 29420)

Pinehaven (29405)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charleston 125,458 $76,030
Goose Creek 38,545 $66,280
Hanahan 18,999 $54,898
Isle of Palms 4,241 $108,576
Lincolnville 1,488 $40,500
Mount Pleasant 72,379 $100,295
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North Charleston High Schools

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FORT DORCHESTER HIGH
8500 LINCOLN BLVD.
843-760-4450
Serves 2,119 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

NORTH CHARLESTON HIGH SCHOOL
1087 EAST MONTAGUE
843-745-7140
A Title I School.
Serves 1,384 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

R B STALL HIGH SCHOOL
7749 PINEHURST ST
843-764-2200
Serves 1,023 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF ARTS
1600 SARANAC STREET
843-529-4990
A Magnet School.
Serves 829 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

GARRETT SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY
31 GORDON STREET
843-745-7126
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 716 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

MORNINGSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
1999 SINGLEY LANE
843-745-7122
A Title I School.
Serves 563 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL
1525 AVENUE B. SOUTH
843-724-7290
Serves 464 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

CHARLESTOWNE ACADEMY
1800 PEARLY LANE
843-746-1349
A Magnet School.
Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

YOUTHBUILD CHARLESTON CENTER
7555 NORTH SPARTAN BLVD
843-552-1474
A Charter School.
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

JAMES ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE
3236 LANDMARK DRIVE SUITE 117
843-552-9950

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