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Time Zone: Berkeley County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Moncks Corner is the Seat for Berkeley County.

Berkeley County was founded in 1882 and was created by taking area from CharlestonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Berkeley had a population of 173,498 people. This is an increase of 21.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 142,651 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Berkeley represented 3.56% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010177,843+24.67%+2.5% since 2009
2009173,498+21.62%+2.31% since 2008
2008169,586+18.88%+3.75% since 2007
2007163,455+14.58% 
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2000142,651The Last Census

More information can be found on the Berkeley County Census Page for Berkeley County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Berkeley County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Berkeley County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Charleston   115,63896,65019.65% increase  
North Charleston   97,60179,64122.55% increase  
Goose Creek   39,06429,20833.74% increase  
Hanahan   16,25312,93725.63% increase  
Moncks Corner   7,2665,95222.08% increase  

Websites for Berkeley County

Official Website:   www.co.berkeley.sc.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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