North Charleston City PUMA, SC

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Population

215,909

1.36% growth

Median Age

33.2


Median Household Income

$49,777

3.16% growth

Number of Employees

103,082

2% growth

Median Property Value

$165,600

4.68% growth

About

In 2017, North Charleston City PUMA, SC had a population of 216k people with a median age of 33.2 and a median household income of $49,777. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew from 213,007 to 215,909, a 1.36% increase and its median household income grew from $48,252 to $49,777, a 3.16% increase.

The population of North Charleston City PUMA, SC is 49.5% White Alone, 34.3% Black or African American Alone, and 9.74% Hispanic or Latino. 11.3% of the people in North Charleston City PUMA, SC speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are Trident Technical College (3,053 degrees awarded in 2016), Charleston Southern University (674 degrees), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston (307 degrees).

The median property value in North Charleston City PUMA, SC is $165,600, and the homeownership rate is 54.6%. Most people in North Charleston City PUMA, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in North Charleston City PUMA, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of North Charleston City PUMA, SC employs 103k people. The largest industries in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are Restaurants & Food Services (8,065 people), Construction (7,795 people), and Hospitals (4,765 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of other health practitioners ($102,466), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($92,487), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($81,137).

Median household income in North Charleston City PUMA, SC is $49,777. Males in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,479. The income inequality in North Charleston City PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,777

2017 value

± $1,428

3.16%

1 Year Growth

± 3.61%

Households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have a median annual income of $49,777, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,252 in 2016, which represents a 3.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$48,037

Average Male Salary

± $4,364

$39,479

Average Female Salary

± $3,687

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Charleston City PUMA, SC made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian

    $48,893 ± $162,425

  2. White

    $43,895 ± $3,706

  3. Asian

    $35,644 ± $14,149

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Charleston City PUMA, SC workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.416

2017 Wage GINI

0.405

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 0.416 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.71% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Charleston City PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Charleston City PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $75,053, followed by Forest Acres City & Dentsville PUMA, SC and Charleston City PUMA, SC, with respective values of $65,835 and $62,819.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in North Charleston City PUMA, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Charleston City PUMA, SC (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    19,367 ± 1,175

  2. White

    13,172 ± 841

  3. Hispanic

    6,336 ± 626

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Charleston City PUMA, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

103k

2017 Value

2%

1 Year growth

± 2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 2%, from 101k employees to 103k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Charleston City PUMA, SC, are Retail salespersons (3,624 people), Customer service representatives (2,810 people), and Cooks (2,606 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (3,624 people), Customer service representatives (2,810 people), and Cooks (2,606 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, North Charleston City PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers (11.2 times higher than expected), Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility (11.2 times), and Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers (9.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($147,203), Architectural & engineering managers ($133,383), and Chief executives & legislators ($115,779).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

103k

2017 Value

2%

1 Year growth

± 2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 2%, from 101k employees to 103k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Charleston City PUMA, SC, are Restaurants & Food Services (8,065 people), Construction (7,795 people), and Hospitals (4,765 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in North Charleston City PUMA, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in North Charleston City PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (8,065 people), Construction (7,795 people), and Hospitals (4,765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, North Charleston City PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of U. S. Navy (22.6 times higher than expected), U. S. Air Force (7.9 times), and U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified (6.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Charleston City PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Offices of other health practitioners ($102,466), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($92,487), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($81,137).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($11.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.3% of the population of North Charleston City PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 6.47% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 5.92% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of North Charleston City PUMA, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in North Charleston City PUMA, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.7%

Uninsured

39.9%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

6.47%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

5.92%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Charleston City PUMA, SC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 16.7%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

North Charleston City PUMA, SC is home to a population of 216k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of North Charleston City PUMA, SC is composed of 107k White Alone residents (49.5%), 74k Black or African American Alone residents (34.3%), 21k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.74%), 6.65k Two or More Races residents (3.08%), 6.08k Asian Alone residents (2.82%), 571 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.264%), 487 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.226%), and 122 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0565%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are Spanish (15,323 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (1,871 speakers), and Portuguese (886 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 33.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

7.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16.9k people

As of 2017, N/A% of North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 7.93%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    5,294 ± 1,764 people

  2. Philippines

    2,394 ± 1,195 people

  3. Guatemala

    1,029 ± 786 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 5,294 North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents, followed by Philippines with 2,394 and Guatemala with 1,029.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    107k ± 1.93k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    74k ± 1.83k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21k ± 1.75k

In 2017, there were 1.44 times more White Alone residents (107k people) in North Charleston City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74k Black or African American Alone and 21k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in North Charleston City PUMA, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    15,323 speakers (7.65%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    1,871 speakers (0.934%)

  3. Portuguese

    886 speakers (0.442%)

11.3% of North Charleston City PUMA, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Spanish. 7.65% of the overall population of North Charleston City PUMA, SC are native Spanish speakers. 0.934% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.442% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,315 ± 636

  2. Vietnam

    5,123 ± 352

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,005 ± 493

North Charleston City PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in North Charleston City PUMA, SC awarded 4,667 degrees. The student population of North Charleston City PUMA, SC is skewed towards women, with 7,085 male students and 11,743 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are White (2,846 and 61.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,359 and 29.2%), Unknown (155 and 3.33%), and Hispanic or Latino (114 and 2.45%).

The largest universities in North Charleston City PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are Trident Technical College (3,053 and 65.4%), Charleston Southern University (674 and 14.4%), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston (307 and 6.58%).

The most popular majors in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (498 and 10.7%), Registered Nursing (276 and 5.91%), and General Cosmetology (216 and 4.63%).

The median tuition costs in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are $24,100 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 498 degrees awarded

  2. 223 degrees awarded

  3. 129 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 498 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in North Charleston City PUMA, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,053 degrees awarded

  2. 674 degrees awarded

  3. 307 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,100

Median Private

In 2016, the North Charleston City PUMA, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Trident Technical College with 3,053 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,729

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,938

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,729 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Charleston City PUMA, SC, which is 0.588 times less than the 2,938 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,846 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,359 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    155 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in North Charleston City PUMA, SC were to White students. These 2,846 degrees mean that there were 2.09 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,359 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was $165,600 in 2017, which is 0.761 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $158,200 to $165,600, a 4.68% increase. The homeownership rate in North Charleston City PUMA, SC is 54.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in North Charleston City PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$49,777

Median Household Income

± $1,428

78.6k

Number of Households

± 1,965

In 2017, the median household income of the 78.6k households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew to $49,777 from the previous year's value of $48,252.

The following chart displays the households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$165,600

2017 Median

± $2,396

$158,200

2016 Median

± $2,691

In 2017, the median property value in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew to to $165,600 from the previous year's value of $158,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Charleston City PUMA, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Charleston City PUMA, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Charleston City PUMA, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.6%

2017 Homeownership

54.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.6% of the housing units in North Charleston City PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in North Charleston City PUMA, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.936% of the workforce in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.38%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Drove Alone (79.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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