Charleston, South Carolina

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City of Charleston
Nickname(s): "The Holy City", "The Palmetto City", "Chucktown"
Motto(s): Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights)
Location of Charleston in South Carolina.
Location of Charleston in South Carolina.
Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°47′00″N 79°56′00″W / 32.78333°N 79.93333°W / 32.78333; -79.93333
Country United States
State South Carolina
Counties Charleston, Berkeley
 • Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
 • City 178.1 sq mi (376.5 km2)
 • Land 108.98 sq mi (361.2 km2)
 • Water 17.1 sq mi (44.3 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • City 120,083
 • Density 1,101.9/sq mi (425.4/km2)
 • Urban 548,404
 • Metro 691,153
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-13330[2]
GNIS feature ID 1221516[3]

Charleston is a city in Berkeley and Charleston counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is the biggest city and is the county seat of Charleston County. As of 2010, the urban population is about 548,404.[1]

Charleston was the capital of South Carolina until 1786 when Columbia became capital.

Surrounding cities and towns[change | change source]

There are many suburbs in the metropolitan area:

Other unincorporated areas[change | change source]

  • Johns Island
  • Wadmalaw Island
  • Morris Island
  • St. Stephen
  • Dewee's Island
  • Yonges Island

Neighborhoods in the City[change | change source]

There are many neighborhoods in the city of Charleston:

Peninsula / Downtown neighborhoods & districts[change | change source]

West Ashley neighborhoods[change | change source]

James Island neighborhoods[change | change source]

Johns Island neighborhoods[change | change source]

  • Gift Plantation
  • Grimball Gates
  • Headquarters Island
  • Headquarters Plantation
  • The Gardens at Whitney Lake
  • Twelve Oaks at Fenwick Hall Plantation
  • The Villages in St. Johns Woods
  • The Cottages at Johns Island
  • Winnsboro Lakes

Cainhoy Peninsula / Daniel Island neighborhoods[change | change source]

References[change | change source]