A medium-sized city in South Carolina, North Charleston has slightly less than 108,000 residents. Young professionals account for a higher percentage of the population here (19%) than nationally (15%), making it a great place to transition into adulthood, while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 35, are decidedly younger than most cities in South Carolina. By a narrow 55%-45% margin, renters are slightly more common than homeowners in North Charleston despite an average rent of $988/month, substantially higher than the state average of $907.
Among North Charleston residents over the age of 25, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in North Charleston: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 19% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. North Charleston workers bring in an average annual income of around $53K, less than the South Carolina average. North Charleston's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
North Charleston has an average commute time of about 25 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 43% of residents, while public transit is not extensively used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.