Charleston County, South Carolina News

Census Bureau: 2.1% of people in Charleston County identified as multi-racial in 2017

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.

Census Bureau reports Charleston County population was 387,847 in 2017

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.

Charleston takes multipronged approach to affordable housing

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.

Affordable housing proves hard to come by in Charleston

Charleston is one of the fastest growing cities, causing problems for people trying to find affordable homes in the area.

Charleston County hires first female county administrator

Charleston County Council has hired its first female county administrator.

Charleston County marks 9-1-1 education month

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.

Charleston County marks Earth Day at Riverfront Park

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.

Deadline set for Charleston County boards and commissions openings

A Monday deadline has been set for those interested in applying for vacancies on some Charleston County boards and commissions.

Public input sought on preliminary flood map plan

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.

Crucial SC infrastructure bank board meeting on I-526 extension looms

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.

In Review: Legacy of the half cent sales tax

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.

Balance needed but greater housing density important: expert

Balance is needed to preserve the character of a Charleston while encouraging economic development, a leading thinker on innovation and urban planning said.

Legacy of the half-cent: Boost in funding puts Charleston County at head of bike-friendly trend

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.

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