Charleston, South Carolina - Facts & Figures
Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the Southeast, and is located in the center of South Carolina's coast. Charleston was established in 1670 and was one of the biggest cities on the continent for almost 200 years. Today, Charleston is still one of the fastest growing areas in the state. The city has been named "America's Most Friendly City" and called "the most polite and hospitable city in America" by Southern Living. Charleston is the location of America's first theater and is still ranked in the top 10 theater districts in the country.
Charleston has a significant tourism industry and is full of luxury hotels, hotel chains, inns, bed and breakfasts, award-winning restaurants and quality shopping. Notable attractions include the Charleston Museum (America's First Museum), The Exchange and Provost, The Powder Magazine, The Gibbes Museum of Art, The Fireproof Building and the The Nathaniel Russell House.
- Population: 120,479
- Industries: Accommodation and food services; Construction; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Educational services; Health care; Public administration; Administrative and support and waste management services
- Area Codes: 843
- ZIP Codes: 29401, 29402, 29403, 29406, 29407, 29409, 29410, 29412, 29413, 29414, 29415, 29416, 29417, 29419, 29422, 29423, 29424, 29425, 29492
- Surrounding Cities: Charlotte, NC; James Island, SC; Bear Swamp, SC; North Charleston, SC; Johns Island, SC; Mount Pleasant, SC; Sullivan's Island, SC; Hanahan, SC; Folly Beach, SC