Charleston, South Carolina 

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Economy in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston has an unemployment rate of 2.8%. The US average is 3.9%.

Charleston has seen the job market increase by 0.7% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 35.9%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Charleston
- The Sales Tax Rate for Charleston is 8.9%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Charleston is 7.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Charleston
- The average income of a Charleston resident is $33,117 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Charleston resident is $52,971 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYCharleston, South CarolinaUnited States
  2.6%3.7%
  0.7%1.6%
  35.9%33.5%
  9.0%6.2%
  7.0%4.6%
  $38,126$31,177
  $61,367$57,652
  $90,161$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.6%1.3%
  0.1%0.6%
  4.3%6.2%
  5.9%10.4%
  2.0%2.7%
  10.0%11.6%
  3.4%4.1%
  0.6%0.9%
  2.8%2.1%
  3.2%4.7%
  2.7%1.9%
  9.8%6.7%
  0.0%0.1%
  3.6%4.3%
  10.7%9.3%
  15.7%13.8%
  3.6%2.2%
  12.0%7.4%
  4.7%4.9%
  4.4%4.8%
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    Reviews for Charleston    76 Reviews
    Charleston not so great anymore - 11/3/2019
    I have lived in Charleston for the last 10 years. The population growth, commercial development and high density housing builds are all out of control. The roads are not... Read More

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    If I Could Give It "ZERO" Stars, I Would - 10/8/2019
    For what it's worth, if I could give this place ZERO stars, I would!!!!!!!! I cannot understand why or how the people at the top/the bigwigs/those with money + power,... Read More

    Beautiful but Expensive - 7/1/2019
    I've lived in and around Charleston my entire life. There are some pros and cons to living here. It is truly beautiful with plenty to see, do, and eat. However, these... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
    29412, 29414, 29407, 29403, 29455, 29492, 29401, 29450, 29409, 29424, ... 10 more

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