North Charleston, SC Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 33,649 housing units in North Charleston. This represents a 26.5% growth from 26,608 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 32,871 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 778 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in North Charleston is about 46.2%. North Charleston's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 11.6%. Average household size is 2.5 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in North Charleston were built after 1973.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.60%
One Bedroom13%
Two Bedrooms37.90%
Three Bedrooms40%
Four Bedrooms6.80%
Five Bedrooms or more0.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.55
Median year structure was built1973
Median Value of occupied units$75,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$67,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.47
Median year structure was built1973
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$359

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage9.10%
Home Equity Loan5.10%
Simple Mortgage52.90%
Debt Free32.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.3%