Area Highlights

  • Charleston is America’s #1 small city for tourism - 6 straight years
  • Charleston is the second largest city in South Carolina
  • 2020 Population: 802,000
  • 2025 Population projection is 945,500
  • In 2011, Boeing opened its facility in North Charleston creating 7,400 new jobs
  • In 2013, the US Department of Energy and Clemson University developed a $98 million SCE+G Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, housing the world’s most advanced wind turbine drivetrain testing center
  • Higher Education: Home to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The College of Charleston, The Charleston College of Law, and Charleston Southern University
  • Volvo and Mercedes-Benz/Daimler are investing $1 billion and creating 5,000 jobs over the next decade

Charleston Area Stats

The Charleston Metropolitan Statistic Area (MSA) covers over 3,100 square miles, 25 incorporated communities and 90 miles of coastline. The MSA has 690,000+ residents and counting, making this one of the most vibrant regions in the U.S. Click the links below to learn more about Charleston and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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880 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 3
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 741, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465


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