The Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Area is a three-county area in Southeastern South Carolina anchored by the city of Charleston.
The city is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, or, as is locally expressed, "where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers come together to form the Atlantic Ocean".
The area is known for its rich history dating to the 1600's, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community, mannerly people, and beautiful beaches. It has been named "America's Most Friendly [City]" by Travel + Leisure, the #1 City in the US by Condé Nast Traveler, and also "the most polite and hospitable city in America" by Southern Living magazine.
Charleston is a growing and dynamic place to live that thrives on tourism, federal military installations, and a increasingly diverse economic base.
Total Population: 744,526
(An increase of 12.03 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 35,507
- Language Spoken at Home - 42,422
[ Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]