Area Code 843

Where Is Area Code 843?

Updated: September 26th 2018

Area code 843 is the area code for the eastern and coastal areas of South Carolina. Area code 843 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 18 counties of South Carolina. Area code 843 was put into service on March 22, 1998, and was created from a split of area code 803. In 2015, area code 843 was overlaid with area code 854.

Charleston is the oldest and most populous city in South Carolina and the county seat of Charleston County. Charleston lies near the middle of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor. Charleston’s cityscape is made up of churches, which is why the city is nicknamed “The Holy City.” The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge connects downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. Charleston has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and short, mild winters; hurricanes are a major threat during the summer and early fall.

Charleston has a population of 120,083 and the racial makeup of the city is 70.2% White, 25.4% African American, 2.9% Hispanic, and 1.6% Asian (2010 Census). Over the past years, the overall crime rate of Charleston has begun to decline.

When it comes to the economy, Charleston is a major tourist destination and an important art destination. Charleston also has two shipping terminals and is a prime location for information technology jobs and corporations. When it comes to culture, Charleston is known worldwide for its art, music, local cuisine, and fashion. The Spoleto Festival USA is one of the world's major performing arts festivals; it features over 150 performances by established and emerging artists in a variety of disciplines. Charleston is known for its local seafood, with staple dishes such as she-crab soup, fried oysters, and deviled crab cakes. Charleston is home to the College of Charleston, the oldest college in South Carolina and the nation's 13th oldest university. Points of interest in the city include the South Carolina Aquarium, the Charleston Museum, the Charleston City Market, the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the Nathaniel Russell House, and the Aiken-Rhett House.

North Charleston is the third most populous city in South Carolina and is located primarily in Charleston County but the city limits also extend into Berkley County and Dorchester County. North Charleston has a population of 97,471 and the racial makeup of the city is 47.2% African American, 41.6% White, 10.9% Hispanic, and 2.0% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately North Charleston is a dangerous city to reside in. When it comes to the economy, North Charleston is one of South Carolina’s major industrial centers; North Charleston is one of only three cities in the world for the manufacture and assembly of wide-body long-range commercial aircraft. Points of interest in the city include the H.L. Hunley, the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center, the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, and the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center.

Mount Pleasant is the fourth most populous city in South Carolina and is a suburban city in Charleston County. Mount Pleasant has a population of 67,843 and the racial makeup of the city is 90.2% White, 7.3% African American, 1.3% Hispanic, and 1.2% Asian (2010 Census). Mount Pleasant has a very low crime rate and is one of South Carolina’s safer cities to reside in. Points of interest in the city include the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, the Shem Creek Park, the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, the Boone Hall Plantation, and the Mount Pleasant Pier.

Major Cities In Area Code 843

Charleston

North Charleston

Mount Pleasant

Goose Creek

Florence

Florence is located in the coastal plain of South Carolina and is the county seat of Florence County. Florence has a population of 37,056 and the racial makeup of the city is 50.0% White, 46.0% African American, 1.8% Asian, and 1.5% Hispanic (2010 Census). Unfortunately Florence is a dangerous city to reside in. When it comes to the economy, Florence is the major commerce, finance, health care, and industrial center of the Eastern Carolinas. Points of interest in the city include the Florence Veterans Park, the Timrod Park, the Florence County Museum, the Magnolia Mall, and the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.





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