Charleston County, South Carolina

county in South Carolina, United States of America

Charleston County is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2020 census, 408,235 people lived there,[1] making it the third-most populous county in South Carolina (after Greenville and Richland counties). Its county seat is Charleston.[2] The county was formed in 1901.

Charleston County
Charleston County Courthouse
Charleston County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Charleston 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: 32°48′02″N 79°56′33″W / 32.800458°N 79.94248°W / 32.800458; -79.94248
Country United States
State South Carolina
FoundedJanuary 1, 1800
Named forKing Charles II
SeatCharleston
Largest communityCharleston
Area
 • Total1,357.99 sq mi (3,517.2 km2)
 • Land917.98 sq mi (2,377.6 km2)
 • Water440.01 sq mi (1,139.6 km2)  32.40%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total408,235
 • Density444.71/sq mi (171.70/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 6th
Websitewww.charlestoncounty.org

Geography

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Historical population
Census Pop.
179066,985
180057,480−14.2%
181063,1799.9%
182080,21227.0%
183086,3387.6%
184082,661−4.3%
185072,805−11.9%
186070,100−3.7%
187088,86326.8%
1880102,80015.7%
189059,903−41.7%
190088,00646.9%
191088,5940.7%
1920108,45022.4%
1930101,050−6.8%
1940121,10519.8%
1950164,85636.1%
1960216,38231.3%
1970247,65014.5%
1980276,97411.8%
1990295,0396.5%
2000309,9695.1%
2010350,20913.0%
2020408,23516.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
1790–1960[4] 1900–1990[5]
1990–2000[6] 2010–2020[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,358 square miles (3,520 km2), of which 916 square miles (2,370 km2) is land and 442 square miles (1,140 km2) (33%) is water.[7] It is the largest county in South Carolina by total land and water area. It is along the Atlantic coast.

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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Charleston County, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  4. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Archived from the original on August 11, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  5. Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  6. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-10-09. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  7. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2015.

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