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Charleston, South Carolina
Welcome to Charleston ...
When the people of Charleston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlestonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Charleston has a population of 137,973 people<3> (see below for details).
Charleston was established in 1670.
The community of Charleston is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Charleston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Charleston: (843)
The ZIP codes for Charleston: 29401-29407, 29409, 29410, 29412-29420, 29422-29425, 29492<5>
Websites for Charleston ...
Official Website: www.charleston-sc.gov/
Junior League: www.jlcharleston.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 137,973 people. This is an increase of 14.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.76% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Charleston had a population of 120,083 people (which is 34.29% of the total population of Charleston County). This makes Charleston the county's most populous community.
The population of Charleston represents 2.6% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 120,083 people, the population of Charleston increased 24.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 96,650 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Charleston.
Communities Also Named Charleston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Charleston - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah, Washington and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charleston.
Communities near Charleston ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Charleston.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charleston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Charleston.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Charleston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Charleston.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charleston. Our list includes 206 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Charleston.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charleston ...
Looking for more information about Charleston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Charleston.
Adding Charleston to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Charleston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Charleston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Charleston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Charleston on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Charleston: www.charleston-sc.gov/
The official website for Charleston County: www.charlestoncounty.org/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022