Charleston Demographics

Medical Research South provides exceptional service to the entire Charleston metro area, which is comprised of three counties – Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester.

Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and friendly people, the Charleston area has been named both Top U.S. City and Top Destination in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Charleston area led the state in population gains last year, and grew faster than most U.S. cities, according to the Census Bureau. Charleston’s population growth is seen as an economic positive for the region, and particularly for the recovering real estate market.

The demographic information below comes from the 2010 USA Census Year Charleston Co. Berkeley Co. Dorchester Co. Total Charleston MA 2010 350,209 177,843 136,555 664,607 2011 Est. 357,704 183,525 140,892 682,121* * Growth of 3% The combination of unequaled beauty, warm hospitality, and unique public spaces provide a wonderful backdrop for those who work, live and visit Charleston. Diversity in age, race and economy is evident in the Charleston Metropolitan Area There is a good diversity in age – with both young people and families making Charleston home, as well as Charleston being ranked as a top city for retirees by AARP. Race diversity is seen in the Census numbers – with good populations of White, African American and Hispanic represented.

The economy of Charleston is growing and shows excellent diversity. Charleston is a regional hub for medical science and health care due to a number of well-known and regional medical centers and hospitals. A thriving tourism industry contributes to the strong economy. Also, the entry of Boeing is driving the economy and providing new jobs.

For further demographic information on age, race, income, employment, and education, please refer to the U.S. Census State and County Quickfacts for Charleston.