Charleston (South Carolina)

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Coordinates 32°47′00″N 79°55′55″W
Country United States
State South Carolina
Historic colony Colony of South Carolina
Counties Charleston, Berkeley
Named for Charles II of England
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Time zone UTC-05:00 (EST)
ZIP Codes 29401, 29403, 29405, 29407, 29409, 29412, 29414, 29424, 29425, 29455, 29492
Area code 843 and 854
FIPS code 45-13330
GNIS feature ID 1221516
Government (Type) Mayor–council
Government (Mayor) John Tecklenburg (D)
Government (City) 135.10 sq mi (349.92 km2)
Government (Land) 114.76 sq mi (297.24 km2)
Government (Water) 20.34 sq mi (52.68 km2) 14.51%
Area (City) 135.10 sq mi (349.92 km2)
Area (Land) 114.76 sq mi (297.24 km2)
Area (Water) 20.34 sq mi (52.68 km2) 14.51%
Population (2020) (City) 150,277
Population (2020) (Rank) SC: 1st; US: 174th
Population (2020) (Density) 1,198.69/sq mi (462.81/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 548,404 (US: 76th)
Population (2020) (MSA) 799,636 (US: 74th)
Population (2020) (Demonym) Charlestonian

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Charleston is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston metropolitan area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. Charleston had a population of 150,277 as of the 2020 U.S. Census. The 2020 population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 799,636 residents, the third-largest in the state and the 74th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.