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Charleston is the oldest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina and is currently the second largest city in the state. It was made the county seat of Charleston County in 1901 when Charleston County was created. The city's original name was Charles Towne in 1670, and it moved to its present location (Oyster Point) from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River (Albemarle Point) in 1680 ; it adopted its present name in 1783. In 1690, Charleston was the fifth largest city in North America, and remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Charleston is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area.

Charleston is known as The Holy City due to the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, particularly the numerous steeples which dot the city's skyline, and for the fact that it was one of the few cities in the original thirteen colonies to provide religious tolerance, albeit restricted to non-Catholics. Many Huguenots found their way to Charleston. Charleston was also one of the first colonial cities to allow Jews to practice their faith without restriction. Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, founded in 1749, is the fourth oldest Jewish congregation in the continental United States. Brith Sholom Beth Israel is the oldest Orthodox synagogue in the South, founded by Ashkenazi (German and Central European Jews) Jews in the mid-19th century.

The population was estimated to be 124,593 in 2009, making it the second most populous city in South Carolina, closely behind the state capital Columbia. Current trends put Charleston as the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina. The city is one of two principal cities of a metropolitan statistical area of 659,191, the second largest in the state and the 76th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.

The city of Charleston is located just south of the mid-point of South Carolina's coastline, at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Charleston Harbor lies between downtown Charleston and the Atlantic Ocean. Charleston's name is derived from Charles Towne, named after King Charles II of England.

America's most-published etiquette expert, Marjabelle Young Stewart, recognized Charleston 1995 as the "best-mannered" city in the U.S, a claim lent credibility by the fact that it has the first established Livability Court in the country.

Charleston Education
Because most of the city of Charleston is located in Charleston County, it is served by the Charleston County School District. Part of the city, however, is served by the Berkeley County School District in northern portions of the city, such as the Cainhoy Industrial District, Cainhoy Historical District and Daniel Island.

Charleston is also served by a large number of private schools, including Porter-Gaud School, Ashley Hall, Palmetto Christian Academy, First Baptist, Coastal Christian Preparatory School, Charleston Day, Trinity Montessori Christian School, Mason Preparatory School, Addlestone Hebrew Academy and Bishop England High School.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston Office of Education also operates out of the city and has several parochial schools and Bishop England High School, a diocesian high school within the city.

Public institutions of higher education in Charleston include the College of Charleston (the nation's 13th oldest university) and the Citadel (the state's military college). The city is home to a law school, the Charleston School of Law, as well as a medical school, the Medical University of South Carolina. Charleston is also home to the Roper Hospital School of Practical Nursing, and the city has a downtown campus for the region's technical school, Trident Technical College. Charleston is also the location for the only college in the country that offers bachelors degrees in the building arts, The American College of the Building Arts. The latest school to come to Charleston is the Art Institute of Charleston located downtown on North Market Street.

Charleston Economy
Charleston is a major tourist destination, with a considerable number of luxury hotels, hotel chains, inns, and bed and breakfasts and a large number of award-winning restaurants and quality shopping. The city has two shipping terminals, owned and operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority, which are part of the fourth largest container seaport on the East Coast and the eighth largest container seaport in North America in 2009. Charleston is becoming a prime location for information technology jobs and corporations, most notably Blackbaud, Modulant, CSS and Benefitfocus. Higher education is also an important sector in the local economy, with institutions such as the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and Charleston School of Law.

Charleston is also an important art destination, named a top 25 arts destination by AmericanStyle magazine.


Charleston SC Area Information

Charleston SC Community Characteristics and Facts
  • Total Crime Risk: 176.0 (100 = National Average)
  • Population: 109,057
  • Population Growth Since 2000: 12.84%
  • Annual Max Avg. Temperature: 76 F
  • Annual Min Avg. Temperature: 56 F
  • Male Median Age: 34.1 years
  • Female Median Age: 38.5 years
  • Median Household Income: $52,916
  • Highest Education Level Attained: High School 22.93%, Bachelors 22.08%, Grad School 12.68%

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2010 Population Growth and Population Statistics Charleston, SC South Carolina
Total Population 109,057 4,590,865
Square Miles 187.50 30,109.47
Population Density 581.60 152.50
Population Change Since 1990 15.75% 31.58%
Population Change Since 2000 12.84% 14.43%
Forecasted Population Change by 2014 5.54% 6.57%
Population Male 52,446 48.09% 2,253,265 49.08%
Population Female 56,611 51.91% 2,337,600 50.92%
Median Age 36.30 36.20

Charleston SC Population Growth and Population Statistics


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2010 Weather Summary Charleston, SC South Carolina
Weather Index 191 162
Annual Maximum Avg. Temperature 76.0 °F 74.0 °F
Annual Minimum Avg. Temperature 56.0 °F 51.0 °F
Annual Avg. Temperature 65.6 °F 62.8 °F
Annual Heating Degree Days (Tot Degrees < 65) 2,013 2,692
Annual Cooling Degree Days (Tot Degrees > 65) 2,266 1,895
Percent of Possible Sunshine 63 63
Mean Sky Cover (Sunrise to Sunset - Out of 10) 6 6
Mean Number of Days Clear (Out of 365 Days) 102 115
Mean Number of Days Rain (Out of 365 Days) 113 112
Mean Number of Days Snow (Out of 365 Days) 0 1
Avg. Annual Precipitation (Total Inches) 52.00" 51.00"
Avg. Annual Snowfall (Total Inches) 1.00" 3.00"

Charleston SC Weather, Forecast, Temperature and Precipitation


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Charleston SC Population by Age


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