15.3% Poverty Rate in Charleston County, South Carolina

Poverty Rate in Charleston County, South Carolina

How does the Poverty Rate in Charleston County, South Carolina compare to other counties in South Carolina?

South Carolina County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Charleston County, South Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

15.1%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Charleston County, South Carolina who were born citizens of the United States is 15.1%.

19.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Charleston County, South Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 19.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Charleston County, South Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Charleston County, South Carolina have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 357,128 residents of Charleston County, South Carolina who were born citizens of the United States, 53,893 (15.1%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 3,676 (19.6%) of 18,794 residents of Charleston County, South Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Charleston County, South Carolina

The Poverty Rate in Charleston County is 15.3%.
Charleston County is in South Carolina.
South Carolina Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Awendaw 14.6%

1,298

Folly Beach 4.3%

2,712

Hollywood 9.3%

5,067

Isle of Palms 9.4%

4,333

Kiawah Island 8.4%

1,488

Meggett 10.2%

1,241

Mount Pleasant 5.4%

79,888

Ravenel 24.8%

2,612

Seabrook Island 5.2%

1,689

Sullivan's Island 6.7%

2,050

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2018 South Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for South Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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