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Economy in Charleston, South Carolina

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EconomyCharleston, SCUnited States
Unemployment Rate3.70%6.30%
Recent Job Growth0.65%1.18%
Future Job Growth37.60%36.10%
Sales Taxes8.50%6.00%
Income Taxes7.00%4.72%
Income per Cap.$31,554$28,051
Household Income$50,873$53,046
Family Median Income$71,129$64,585
Income Less Than 15K16.51%12.61%
Income between 15K and 20K5.47%5.33%
Income between 20K and 30K10.06%10.57%
Income between 30K and 40K7.97%9.90%
Income between 40K and 50K9.28%8.95%
Income between 50K and 60K7.76%8.08%
Income between 60K and 75K9.18%10.09%
Income between 75K and 100K12.31%12.25%
Income between 100K and 150K11.42%12.82%
Income between 150K and 200K4.42%4.78%
Income greater than 200K5.62%4.64%
Management, business, finance15.16%14.36%
Engineering, computers, science5.90%5.24%
Community, social services1.99%1.66%
Education, library6.55%6.10%
Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment2.79%1.88%
Healthcare practitioners and technology9.09%5.49%
Healthcare support2.24%2.47%
Firefighters, law enforcement2.17%2.24%
Food preparation, serving7.81%5.61%
Building maintenance3.49%3.97%
Personal care4.41%3.54%
Sales, office, administrative support24.24%24.89%
Farming, fishing, forestry0.17%0.73%
Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair5.27%8.56%
Production, transportation, material moving6.60%12.10%

The unemployment rate in Charleston, SC, is 3.70%, with job growth of 0.65%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.60%.

Charleston, SC Taxes

Charleston, SC,sales tax rate is 8.50%. Income tax is 7.00%.

Charleston, SC Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $31,554, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $50,873.

Charleston Economy SperlingViews

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