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Welcome to North Charleston ...

The city of North Charleston is primarily located in Charleston County<1>. A portion of North Charleston extends into Dorchester County.

A typical abbreviation for North Charleston: N. Charleston

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, North Charleston has a population of 115,915 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of North Charleston.

North Charleston is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for North Charleston: (843)

The ZIP code for North Charleston: 29405<4>

Websites for North Charleston ...

Official Website: www.northcharleston.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, North Charleston had an population of 115,915 people. This is an increase of 18.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, North Charleston had a population of 97,471 people (or 27.83% of the total population of Charleston County). This makes North Charleston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of North Charleston represents 2.11% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 97,471 people, the population of North Charleston increased 22.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 79,641 people).

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

Communities Also Named North Charleston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named North Charleston - it's located in West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for North Charleston.

Communities near North Charleston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near North Charleston.

  • Charleston [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Charleston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of North Charleston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<6>
  • Mount Pleasant [Charleston County]
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    • Mount Pleasant [Charleston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of North Charleston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,799 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<6>
  • Summerville [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
    • Summerville [Dorchester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of North Charleston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,301 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerville<6>
  • Goose Creek [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Creek
    • Goose Creek [Berkeley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of North Charleston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,972 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goose Creek<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • James Island [Charleston County]
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      • James Island [Charleston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of North Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Island
    • Hollywood [Charleston County]
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      • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of North Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<6>
    • Isle-of-Palms [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle-of-Palms
      • Isle-of-Palms [Charleston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of North Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle-of-Palms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Isle-of-Palms<6>
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenel
      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of North Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<6>
    • Folly Beach [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folly Beach
      • Folly Beach [Charleston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of North Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folly Beach<6>
    • Lincolnville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnville
      • Lincolnville [Charleston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of North Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnville

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 North Charleston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Charleston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of North 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 North Charleston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Charleston. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for North Charleston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Charleston ...

Looking for more information about North 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 North Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for North Charleston.

Adding North Charleston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of North 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 North Charleston was on a map titled Road Map for South Carolina (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for North Charleston on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for North Charleston: www.northcharleston.net/

The official website for Charleston County: www.charlestoncounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Charleston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for North Charleston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Charleston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as North Charleston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether North Charleston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Charleston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North CharlestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8653, Longitude: -79.9985    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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