Of the 387,847 citizens living in Charleston County in 2017, 97.9% said they were only one race while 2.1% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Palmetto Business Daily.
Charleston County, South Carolina News
Charleston County, South Carolina had a population of 387,847 people in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Palmetto Business Daily.
Like many growing metropolitan areas, Charleston is finding itself facing the dilemma of how to attract a diverse workforce—particularly when its economy includes such relatively low-paying industries as tourism—when the price of housing is beyond its reach.
Charleston is one of the fastest growing cities, causing problems for people trying to find affordable homes in the area.
Charleston County Council has hired its first female county administrator.
The outcome of any 911 call lies partly in the hands of unseen emergency dispatchers and call-takers — who will be honored during Charleston County’s National Telecommunicator Week April 9-15 within its month-long public awareness campaign.
County residents can collectively celebrate Earth Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park, the jurisdiction’s 18th annual popular observance of a worldwide day dedicated to environmental awareness.
A Monday deadline has been set for those interested in applying for vacancies on some Charleston County boards and commissions.
Charleston County residents will have the opportunity to view new, preliminary flood maps and ask questions about potential impacts to their property, during a series of scheduled meetings that begin Monday.
A decision on whether to release state funds for a major road extension through the center of Charleston County could be made as early as next week.
During the past six months, Palmetto Business Daily has featured a regular series that outlines some of the impacts of the initial half cent sales tax passed by Charleston County voters in 2004.
Over 600 miles of road resurfaced since the tax was enacted.
Balance is needed to preserve the character of a Charleston while encouraging economic development, a leading thinker on innovation and urban planning said.
When voters in Charleston County passed a half-cent sales tax increase in 2004, bike and pedestrian paths weren’t popular, Deputy Administrator of Transportation and Public Works Jim Armstrong said recently.