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North Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston is a city located in South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 79,641.


\nNorth Charleston is located at 32°53'7" North, 80°1'1" West (32.885379, -80.016881)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 160.8 km² (62.1 mi²). 151.6 km² (58.5 mi²) of it is land and 9.2 km² (3.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.70% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 79,641 people, 29,783 households, and 18,971 families residing in the city. The population density is 525.3/km² (1,360.6/mi²). There are 33,631 housing units at an average density of 221.8/km² (574.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 44.76% White, 49.41% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.59% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. 3.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 29,783 households out of which 34.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% are married couples living together, 22.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% are non-families. 28.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.10. In the city the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.5 males. The median income for a household in the city is $29,307, and the median income for a family is $32,868. Males have a median income of $26,681 versus $20,718 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,361. 23.2% of the population and 19.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.8% are under the age of 18 and 13.0% are 65 or older.