The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average. Nearest cities: Wando-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wando as of September 01, 2019.
Charleston had an estimated population of 136,208 in 2018.
The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 787,643 residents as of 2018, the third-largest in the state and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Charleston Harbor runs about 7 miles (11 km) southeast to the Atlantic with an average width of about 2 miles (3.2 km), surrounded on all sides except its entrance.
Sullivan's Island lies to the north of the entrance and Morris Island to the south.
Charles Town played a major role in the slave trade, which laid the foundation for the city's size and wealth.
The city also played a large role during the Golden Age of Piracy.
The only major antebellum American city to have a majority-enslaved population, Charleston was controlled by an oligarchy of white planters and merchants who successfully forced the federal government to revise its 18 tariffs during the Nullification Crisis and launched the Civil War in 1861 by seizing the Arsenal, Castle Pinckney, and Fort Sumter from their federal garrisons.
Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and hospitable people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination.
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