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

The community of Charleston is the Seat for Charleston County.

Charleston County was founded in 1769.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Charleston had a population of 355,276 people. This is an increase of 14.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 309,969 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Charleston represented 7.73% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 3rd 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010350,209+12.98%-1.43% since 2009
2009355,276+14.62%+1.57% since 2008
2008349,778+12.84%+1.53% since 2007
2000309,969The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Mount Pleasant   66,41847,60939.51% increase  
Isle-of-Palms   4,7174,5832.92% increase  
Hollywood   4,6563,94617.99% increase  
Folly Beach   2,4782,11617.11% increase  
Ravenel   2,3442,2145.87% increase  

Websites for Charleston County

Official Website:   www.charlestoncounty.org/

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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