North Charleston, SC Population by Age

The median age in North Charleston, SC is 33.7, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.42% were under the age of 15, 22.51% aged 15 to 29, 45.63% aged 30 to 64, 10.41% aged 65 to 84, and 1.02% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

North Charleston, SC population age distribution

A complete breakdown of North Charleston's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 7,676 6.7%
5 to 9 years 8,468 7.39%
10 to 14 years 7,246 6.33%
15 to 19 years 6,949 6.07%
20 to 24 years 7,180 6.27%
25 to 29 years 11,659 10.18%
30 to 34 years 10,608 9.26%
35 to 39 years 8,769 7.66%
40 to 44 years 6,745 5.89%
45 to 49 years 6,018 5.25%
50 to 54 years 6,947 6.07%
55 to 59 years 7,431 6.49%
60 to 64 years 5,748 5.02%
65 to 69 years 4,896 4.27%
70 to 74 years 3,430 2.99%
75 to 79 years 2,236 1.95%
80 to 84 years 1,362 1.19%
85 years and over 1,174 1.02%
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North Charleston, SC population by age group

Key stats
37,519
Population under 25 years
37,781
Population aged 25-44
26,144
Population aged 45-64
13,098
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows North Charleston's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
North Charleston, SC population by age group. The largest age group was 25-29 years with a poulation of 11,659 (10.18% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in North Charleston, SC was for the group of age 25-29 years with a population of 11,659 (10.18%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in North Charleston, SC was the 85+ years with a population of 1,174 (1.02%).

North Charleston, SC population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of North Charleston, SC's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows North Charleston's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
North Charleston, SC population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 74,445 (64.99% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 26,999 23.57%
18 to 64 years 74,445 64.99%
85 years and over 13,098 11.44%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • North Charleston's population under 18 was 23.57%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • North Charleston's working population (between 18 and 64) was 64.99%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • North Charleston's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 11.44% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

North Charleston, SC population pyramid

Population pyramid for North Charleston, SC is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the North Charleston's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for North Charleston, SC, is 30.0.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for North Charleston, SC, is 16.8.
  • Total dependency ratio for North Charleston, SC is 46.7.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for North Charleston, SC is 6.0.
The graph shows North Charleston's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
North Charleston, SC population pyramid i.e. North Charleston population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the North Charleston, SC's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 4,167 3,509 7,676
5 to 9 years 4,768 3,700 8,468
10 to 14 years 3,558 3,688 7,246
15 to 19 years 3,577 3,372 6,949
20 to 24 years 4,036 3,144 7,180
25 to 29 years 5,965 5,694 11,659
30 to 34 years 5,376 5,232 10,608
35 to 39 years 4,444 4,325 8,769
40 to 44 years 3,300 3,445 6,745
45 to 49 years 2,892 3,126 6,018
50 to 54 years 3,663 3,284 6,947
55 to 59 years 3,631 3,800 7,431
60 to 64 years 2,531 3,217 5,748
65 to 69 years 2,290 2,606 4,896
70 to 74 years 1,456 1,974 3,430
75 to 79 years 678 1,558 2,236
80 to 84 years 693 669 1,362
85 years and over 377 797 1,174
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Things to know

What is the population of North Charleston, SC under 18?

North Charleston's population under the age of 18 is 26,999, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 23.57% of the total resident population of North Charleston, SC.

What is the aging population in North Charleston, SC?

North Charleston's population aged 65 years and above was 13,098. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 11.44% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
North Charleston, SC Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of North Charleston age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the North Charleston population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for North Charleston. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of North Charleston by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in North Charleston.

Key observations

The largest age group in North Charleston, SC was for the group of age 25-29 years with a population of 11,659 (10.18%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in North Charleston, SC was the 85+ years with a population of 1,174 (1.02%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

North Charleston population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the North Charleston is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of North Charleston total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

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Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for North Charleston Population by Age. You can refer the same here

North Charleston, SC Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in North Charleston - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the North Charleston population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of North Charleston. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

North Charleston population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the North Charleston population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in North Charleston is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the North Charleston is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for North Charleston Population by Age. You can refer the same here

North Charleston, SC Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the North Charleston, SC population pyramid, which represents the North Charleston population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for North Charleston, SC, is 30.0.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for North Charleston, SC, is 16.8.
  • Total dependency ratio for North Charleston, SC is 46.7.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for North Charleston, SC is 6.0.

North Charleston population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the North Charleston population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the North Charleston for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the North Charleston for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the North Charleston for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for North Charleston Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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