Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area

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Location of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area in South Carolina

The Charleston metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Charleston, South Carolina. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget designates the area as the Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies. The OMB defines the area as comprising Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, an area with 664,607 in the 2010 census (though a July 1, 2012 estimate placed the population at 697,439).[1] Principal cities include Charleston, North Charleston, and Summerville.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 549,033
2010 664,607 21.1%
Est. 2012 697,439 4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]
2012 Estimate[3]

As of the census of 2000, there were 549,033 people, 227,957 households, and 161,448 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 65.10% White, 30.80% African American, 0.41% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $40,345, and the median income for a family was $47,186. Males had a median income of $33,229 versus $24,118 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,037.

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  • [1] *** [See section 5 for definition and proper use of Metropolitan Statistical Area]

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