Charleston County, South Carolina

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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°49′N 79°54′W / 32.82°N 79.9°W / 32.82; -79.9
Country United States
State South Carolina
Founded1901
SeatCharleston
Largest cityCharleston
Area
 • Total1,358 sq mi (3,520 km2)
 • Land916 sq mi (2,370 km2)
 • Water442 sq mi (1,140 km2)  33%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
389,262
 • Density382/sq mi (147/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 6th
Websitewww.charlestoncounty.org

Charleston County is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, 350,209 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.

Geography[change | change source]

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%
Est. 2016396,484[3]13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2015[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.[8] 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[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  6. Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  7. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  8. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2015.

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