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Overview
Population:120,903
Pop. Change:-7%
State: South Carolina
Metro Area: Charleston-North Charleston Metro Area
County: Charleston County
City:Charleston
Zip Code:29412, 29407, ... 9 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Charleston's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Charleston-North Charleston Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized coastal city complex  Location: On the Atlantic Coast North of Savannah and South of Myrtle Beach Elevation: 48 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Historic interestHot, humid summers
Cost of livingTourist impact
Pleasant wintersAir service

Interesting Facts about Charleston, South Carolina

As of 2014, Charleston's population is 120,903 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.29 percent.

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The median home cost in Charleston is $212,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston's cost of living is 9.20% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Charleston public schools spend $13,272 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 10 students per teacher in Charleston.

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The unemployment rate in Charleston is 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Charleston jobs have Increased by 0.65 percent.


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Map Of Charleston

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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Charleston's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes