Charleston Downtown

Residents enjoy living in this part of the country because of its notable history

Overview for Charleston Downtown, SC

147,928 people live in Charleston Downtown, where the median age is 35.5 and the average individual income is $50,240. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

147,928

Total Population

35.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,240

Average individual Income

Welcome to Charleston Downtown 

A dynamic and vibrant neighborhood with historic homes and waterfront views 
 
Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1670. The city offers history and delicious cuisine. Downtown Charleston is defined by King Street, a thoroughfare featuring great restaurants, home goods stores, art galleries, and salons. Charleston is home to approximately 130,000 residents, and Downtown Charleston is also referred to as “the Peninsula”.
 
Across a nearly five-square-mile area, Charleston is a charming southern city that features some of the most beautiful architecture in the United States. The city is also home to The Citadel and College of Charleston. Downtown Charleston is home to some of the most impressive homes in Charleston. Residents enjoy being a part of the city's history, and notable residents can sometimes trace their ancestry back to the colonial period. "Southern Charm" is filmed in many notable spots in downtown Charleston and features several socialites with ancestors dating back to the founding years of Charleston. Residing in Charleston is a great way to explore the Carolina Lowcountry and its eclectic attributes. 
 
 

What to Love

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Things to Do

Schools

Charleston County School District serves the schools in Charleston Downtown. The following are some of the most notable schools in Charleston Downtown: 
 
 

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Demographics and Employment Data for Charleston Downtown, SC

Charleston Downtown has 63,760 households, with an average household size of 2.23. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Charleston Downtown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 147,928 people call Charleston Downtown home. The population density is 1,288.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

147,928

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.5

Median Age

47.45 / 52.55%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
63,760

Total Households

2.23

Average Household Size

$50,240

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Charleston Downtown, SC

There's plenty to do around Charleston Downtown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

14
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
51
Bikeable
Bike Score
30
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Egan's Spirits, Gorditas Locas, and OM Sailing Charters.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.25 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.79 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.5 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.96 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Weddington Charleston Downtown, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Charleston Downtown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Philip Simmons Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Philip Simmons Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Springfield Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
St. Andrew's School of Math and Science
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Charleston Progressive
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
C. E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Art
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Allegro Charter School of Music
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Simmons Pinckney Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Blessed Sacrament School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
First Baptist School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Charleston Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Drayton Hall Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
5/5
Charleston Charter School for Math and Science
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
Montessori Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Carolina Voyager Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Charles Towne Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Mason Preparatory School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Westminster Presbyterian Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Trinity Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Fountainhead School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Memminger Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
James Simons Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Stono Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Charleston Development Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Charleston Sda School
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
Meeting Street Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Mitchell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Sanders-Clyde Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Orange Grove Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Charleston Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Harvest Time International Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
New Israel Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Harbor View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Murray-LaSaine Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Stiles Point Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
James Island Charter High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
O'Quinn Schools Of Porter Gaud
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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