Berkeley county


Berkeley, county, southern South Carolina, U.S. It consists of a low-lying area on the Coastal Plain, with the suburbs of Charleston at its southern tip, and is bordered to the northeast by the Santee River and to the southeast by the Wando River; it is also drained by the Cooper River. Lake Marion, in the northwest, is formed by the Santee Dam; the lake’s southern outlet flows into Lake Moultrie, formed by the Pinopolis Dam on the Cooper River. Nearby is the Old Santee Canal State Park. Much of Berkeley county’s eastern half is occupied by Francis Marion National Forest, which includes Hell Hole Swamp.

In 2019, Berkeley County, SC had a population of 215k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $63,309. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Berkeley County, SC grew from 209,065 to 215,044, a 2.86% increase and its median household income grew from $59,995 to $63,309, a 5.52% increase.

97% of the residents in Berkeley County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Berkeley County, SC are Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek (108 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Berkeley County, SC was $185,500, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%. Most people in Berkeley County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Berkeley County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Berkeley County, SC borders Charleston County, SC, Clarendon County, SC, Dorchester County, SC, Georgetown County, SC, Orangeburg County, SC, and Williamsburg County, SC.

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