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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.

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population106,113
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens9.4%
Employed Population 16+50,261
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married35.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,909
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,902
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,359

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,940
% Above Poverty Level77.3%
% Below Poverty Level22.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$909
Median House Value$144,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.4%
German6.2%
Irish5.8%
English4.6%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.5%
African1.2%
Polish1.1%
West Indian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Arab0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belizean0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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North Charleston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Charleston County, Dorchester County, Berkeley County
Standard Zip Codes29405, 29418, 29420, 29406, 29410
P.O. Box Zip Codes29415, 29419
Phone Area Codes843
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.86
Approximate Longitude-79.98

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)

StationCHARLESTON INTL AP
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationCHARLESTON CITY
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 57 F
Apr Temp59 to 73 F
Jul Temp77 to 89 F
Oct Temp62 to 75 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationSULLIVANS ISLAND
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 72 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 76 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charleston129,888$83,962
Goose Creek40,553$67,822
Hanahan20,710$66,429
Isle of Palms4,320$111,920
Lincolnville1,053$41,792
Mount Pleasant77,907$109,313

North Charleston Hospitals

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Charleston
(Proprietary)
9181 Medcom St
(843) 820-7762
Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health
(Proprietary)
2777 Speissegger Dr
(843) 747-5830

North Charleston Public Schools

Hunley Park Elementary
1000 Michigan Avenue
ZIP: 29404
(843) 767-5914
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Academic Magnet High
5109-a West Enterprise Street
ZIP: 29405
(843) 746-1300
High
Total Enrollment 644
Charleston School Of The Arts
5109-b West Enterprise Street
ZIP: 29405
(843) 529-4990
Other
Total Enrollment 1120
Chicora Elementary
3795 Spruill Avenue
ZIP: 29405
(843) 746-2210
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Edmund A. Burns Elementary
3750 Dorchester Road
ZIP: 29405
(843) 745-7113
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Garrett Academy Of Technology
2731 Gordon Street
ZIP: 29405
(843) 745-7126
High
Total Enrollment 694
Mary Ford Elementary
3180 Thomasina Mcperson Blvd
ZIP: 29405
(843) 745-7131
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Meeting Street Elementary At Brentwood
2685 Leeds Avenue
ZIP: 29405
(843) 735-7102
Primary
Total Enrollment 96
Military Magnet Academy
2950 Carner Avenue
ZIP: 29405
(843) 745-7102
Other
Total Enrollment 506
Morningside Middle
1999 Singley Lane
ZIP: 29405
(843) 745-2000
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary
1600 Saranac Street
ZIP: 29405
(843) 529-2831
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
North Charleston Elementary
4921 Durant Avenue
ZIP: 29405
(843) 745-7107
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
North Charleston High
1087 East Montague Avenue
ZIP: 29405
(843) 745-7140
High
Total Enrollment 465
Palmetto Scholars Academy
2415 Avenue F
ZIP: 29405
(843) 300-4119
Other
Total Enrollment 350
A. C. Corcoran Elementary
8585 Vistavia Road
ZIP: 29406
(843) 764-2218
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary
4542 Simms Street
ZIP: 29406
(843) 745-7105
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Matilda Dunston Elementary
1825 Remount Road
ZIP: 29406
(843) 745-7109
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Midland Park Primary
2415 Midland Park Road
ZIP: 29406
(843) 574-2183
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Jerry Zucker Middle School Of Science
6401 Dorchester Road
ZIP: 29418
(843) 767-8383
Middle
Total Enrollment 532
Lambs Elementary
6800 Dorchester Road
ZIP: 29418
(843) 767-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
R. B. Stall High
3625 Ashley Phosphate Road
ZIP: 29418
(843) 764-2200
High
Total Enrollment 1176
W. B. Goodwin Elementary
5501 Dorchester Road
ZIP: 29418
(843) 767-5911
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Eagle Nest Elementary
8640 River Oaks Drive
ZIP: 29420
(843) 695-2460
Primary
Total Enrollment 952
Fort Dorchester High
8500 Patriot Boulevard
ZIP: 29420
(843) 760-4450
High
Total Enrollment 2161
Northwoods Middle
7763 Northside Drive
ZIP: 29420
(843) 764-2212
Middle
Total Enrollment 974
Pepperhill Elementary
3300 Creola Road
ZIP: 29420
(843) 767-5905
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Pinehurst Elementary
7753 Northside Drive
ZIP: 29420
(843) 824-8728
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
River Oaks Middle
8642 River Oaks Drive
ZIP: 29420
(843) 695-2470
Middle
Total Enrollment 1004
Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary
8600 William Moultrie Drive
ZIP: 29420
(843) 760-9820
Primary
Total Enrollment 862

North Charleston Private Schools

St John Catholic School
3921 Saint Johns Ave
ZIP: 29405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Eagle Military Academy
7154 Cross County Rd
ZIP: 29418
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Northside Christian School
7800 Northside Dr
ZIP: 29420
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 329
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