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Charleston is a city in Charleston County. (The community straddles Charleston and Berkeley counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named for King Charles II of England
The latitude of Charleston is 32.776N. The longitude is -79.931W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 101,024.
The Civil War began here with the attack on Union forces at Fort Sumter, in the harbor.
The local economy took a huge hit in 1996, with the closure of Charleston Naval Base. Thousands of civilian and military jobs were lost.
Government and business worked together, with significant success, to replace the lost Navy jobs. The warm climate and busy port have helped attract many new companies to the region.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Charleston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Charleston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charleston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29492 ZIP code.
11% of Charleston residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charleston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charleston was $22,414, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Charleston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Charleston include Charleston Historic District, Charleston Old and Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Charleston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $518. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,104.
Libraries in Charleston include Charleston County Library, Cooper River Memorial Branch, James Island Branch Library, John L. Dart Branch Library, Saint Andrews Parish Regional Library, West Ashley Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Charleston include Charleston Post and Courier
TV stations in Charleston include WCBD, WCIV, WCSC, WITV, WMMP, WTAT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSCI.
Charleston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charleston political report.
Charleston restaurants taking online reservations include Blossom, Boathouse on East Bay, Carolina's Restaurant, Charleston Grill, Cintra, Circa 1886, Cypress - A Lowcountry Grille, Fish, Hanks Seafood Restaurant, High Cotton ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Charleston workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 50 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Charleston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Charleston, SCPros: Great climate,friendly people,This area has really fit me right...
Cons: None at the moment
This is a good place to See old sights,enjoy water -related activities
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