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Encyclopedia > North Charleston, South Carolina
North Charleston, South Carolina
Official seal of North Charleston, South Carolina
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Nickname: South Carolina's Largest Shopping City" & "North Chuck
Coordinates: 32°53′7″N 80°1′1″W / 32.88528, -80.01694
Country United States
State South Carolina
Counties Charleston, Dorchester
Government
 - Mayor R. Keith Summey
Area
 - City 62.1 sq mi (160.8 km²)
 - Land 58.5 sq mi (151.6 km²)
 - Water 3.5 sq mi (9.2 km²)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 87,482
 - Density 1,360.5/sq mi (525.3/km²)
 - Metro 603,178(2,007) (Charleston)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-50875[1]
GNIS feature ID 1225072[2]
Website: www.northcharleston.org

North Charleston is a suburban city in Charleston and Dorchester counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina, in the northern part of the Charleston, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 79,641 at the 2000 census. This ranks as 3rd in city limit populations within the state, after Columbia and Charleston. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, North Charleston is included within the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area and the larger Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links SCMap-doton-NorthCharleston. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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North Charleston might become known as South Carolina's most notable "Boom Town." Incorporated in June 1972, North Charleston had a population of 21,000 and an area of seven square miles. Since that time, the city has tripled its population to nearly 80,000 and now encompasses more than 62 square miles. Constant growth makes it easy to see why North Charleston has become South Carolina's third largest municipality.


Today, North Charleston is a vibrant city that attracts more than 2 million visitors annually. This thriving region boasts a 13,500-seat coliseum (home to East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) minor league hockey team the SC Stingrays), a convention center, a performing arts center and an adjacent hotel complex. The city has excellent shopping facilities, malls, restaurants and beautifully planned neighborhoods.

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History

From the 1600's until the Civil War, the area north of the City of Charleston was comprised primarily of plantations. The large plantations were continually subdivided into smaller farms as the population began moving northward. After the Civil War, phosphate fertilizer plants began to spring up, with extensive strip mining occurring between the Ashley River and Broad Path (Meeting Street Road).


Since the early 1900's, the North Area has been a planned industrial community with its growth geared directly to the industry, military, and business communities. The first industry in the North Area was E.P. Burton Lumber Company. In 1901, the United States Navy Yard was established. Shortly thereafter, the General Asbestos and Rubber Company built the world's largest asbestos mill under one roof.


In 1912, a group of Charleston businessmen formed a development company, bought the Burton tract, and began to lay out an industrial city. Park Circle was laid out, with areas reserved for industrial, commercial, and residential usage. Park Circle was planned as one of only two garden city models in the US and most of the original planning concept remains today. Some of the streets in North Charleston still bear the names of these pioneer developers: Durant, Buist, Mixon, Hyde, and O'Hear. During World War II, substantial development occurred as the military bases and industries expanded.


From World War II through the 1960's, many people in the community were unhappy about the way parts of the North Area were developing. They wanted the citizens in the area to have direct control over future development. As a means of bringing government closer to the people, an incorporation referendum was held on April 27, 1971. On June 12, 1972, after a series of legal battles, the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the referendum results and North Charleston became a city with John E. Bourne Jr as it's first Mayor.


Geography

North Charleston is located at 32°53′7″N, 80°1′1″W (32.885379, -80.016881)[3].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.1 square miles (160.8 km²), of which, 58.5 square miles (151.6 km²) of it is land and 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²) of it (5.70%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Coliseum

The North Charleston Coliseum is located in North Charleston near the Charleston International Airport. The coliseum is one of the biggest in South Carolina with 14,000 seats. The coliseum is home to the South Carolina Stingrays for hockey, and the Carolina Sandsharks for indoor football. The Charleston Lowgators and the Charleston Swamp Foxes used to be tenants at the coliseum. The coliseum also hosts many special events and concerts. The North Charleston Coliseum is a 12,405-seat multi-purpose arena in North Charleston, South Carolina, part of the North Charlston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center, and Convention Center complex built in 1993 (the Performing Arts Center and Convention Center opened in 1999) located on the access road to Charleston... Charleston International Airport (IATA: CHS, ICAO: KCHS) is an airport located nine miles (14 km) northwest of the city of Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina, USA. The airport has two runways which it shares with Charleston Air Force Base. ... The South Carolina Stingrays are an ECHL team based in North Charleston, South Carolina, a suburb of the metropolitan area of Charleston, South Carolina and have become one of the longest established teams in the ECHL. Since 2004, the team has been affiliated with the Washington Capitals of the National... The Carolina Sandsharks are a professional indoor football team based in North Charleston, South Carolina, a suburb of the metropolitan area of Charleston, South Carolina. ...


Transportation

North Charleston has many highways, including Interstate 26 and 526. US Highways 78 and 52 run through the city. State Highways 7 and 642 run through the city also. Charleston International Airport and Charleston Air Force Base are located in North Charleston. North Charleston is also a port and rail city. The privately owned Charleston Ports Authority located one of its piers in North Charleston. Cargo trains run through the city almost hourly.


Individual transportation in and around North Charleston is 99% automotive. There is now a sidewalk along Ashley Phosphate Road, but there is no shadecover and no buffer between it and the road. Each business is separated from the next so walking between them is discouraged and intersections are dangerous (for everyone but especially for pedestrians) due to the high volume of traffic and the lack of any real pedestrian signage.


The local bus system CARTA has a major hub in North Charleston and buses run throughout the area. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 79,641 people, 29,783 households, and 18,971 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,360.6 people per square mile (525.3/km²). There were 33,631 housing units at an average density of 574.5/sq mi (221.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 44.76% White, 49.41% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.59% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 29,783 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.10. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,307, and the median income for a family was $32,868. Males had a median income of $26,681 versus $20,718 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,361. About 19.9% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.8% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ...



===Mayor=== Current Mayor: R. Keith Summey


Previous Mayors: John E. Bourne Jr, Robert Kinard, Kenneth McClure (Interim Mayor)


Council Members

Jesse Dove, Rhonda Jerome, Bobby Jameson, Phoebe Miller , Steve Ayer, Dorothy Williams, Sam Hart, Robert King, Kurt Taylor, Gussie Greene.


Police Department

Chief of Police: Jon R. Zumalt


The North Charleston Police Department was formed in 1972 with 19 officers and five support personnel. Today, the department employs over 300 sworn officers and 100 civilian employees.


North Charleston is divided into twelve zones and three bureaus. The North Bureau is located at City Hall, 4900 LaCross Rd., the South Bureau is located at 3401 Rivers Ave. and the West Bureau is located in the Festival Center shopping plaza at Ashley Phosphate and Dorchester Roads.


See also

Charleston Navy Yard was a U.S. Navy ship building and repair facility located along the west bank of the Cooper River, in North Charleston, South Carolina. ... The South Carolina Stingrays are an ECHL team based in North Charleston, South Carolina, a suburb of the metropolitan area of Charleston, South Carolina and have become one of the longest established teams in the ECHL. Since 2004, the team has been affiliated with the Washington Capitals of the National...

References

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External links

  • North Charleston, South Carolina is at coordinates 32°53′07″N 80°01′01″W / 32.885379, -80.016881 (North Charleston, South Carolina)Coordinates: 32°53′07″N 80°01′01″W / 32.885379, -80.016881 (North Charleston, South Carolina)

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