The city of Charleston is the county seat of Charleston County in the state of South Carolina. Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina, founded in 1670. The United States Census Bureau
recorded 120,083 people in Charleston in 2010. However, 2016 estimates indicate an 11.8% increase since 2010, with an estimated population of 134,385 in Charleston.
Charleston has rapidly developed its infrastructure to accommodate new residents and businesses. Investment in revitalizing the city has steadily improved the economy, despite setbacks from hurricane damage. Charleston has grown into a major tourist attraction with historical landmarks like Fort Sumter, family attractions the South Carolina Aquarium and beautiful landscaping in Middleton Place.