Berkeley County, South Carolina

county in South Carolina, United States of America

Berkeley County is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2020 census, 229,861 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Moncks Corner.[2] The county was formed in 1882.[3]

Berkeley County
Old Berkeley County Courthouse
Old Berkeley County Courthouse
"One Berkeley"
"Rich History. Bright Future."
Map of South Carolina highlighting Berkeley County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°12′28″N 79°57′13″W / 33.2077°N 79.953655°W / 33.2077; -79.953655
Country United States
State South Carolina
Named forSir William Berkeley
SeatMoncks Corner
Largest communityGoose Creek
 • Total1,233.88 sq mi (3,195.7 km2)
 • Land1,103.62 sq mi (2,858.4 km2)
 • Water130.26 sq mi (337.4 km2)  10.56%
 • Total229,861
 • Density208.28/sq mi (80.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st


  1. "QuickFacts: Berkeley County, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. "South Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". South Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Archived from the original on January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2015.