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Charleston County is located in southeastern South Carolina. The County Seat is Charleston and the largest city is Charleston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.charlestoncounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 381,015 and the 2010 census population was 350,204. The land area is 916.09 square miles and there are 382.3 persons per square mile.
67.4% of the population is White, 29% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 88.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 39.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $236,100, there are 143,717 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,158, the median household income is $50,792, and 18.2% of the persons in Charleston County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 38,458. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,320,992, and sales per capita were $18,348. The percentage of black-owned firms is 9.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.3%.
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