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Daufuskie Island, SC

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Daufuskie Island Profile


Overview

Daufuskie Island is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 557 people and just one neighborhood, Daufuskie Island is the 225th largest community in South Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Daufuskie Island was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Daufuskie Island economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Daufuskie Island, where the median household income is $129,667.00.

Daufuskie Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Daufuskie Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Daufuskie Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Daufuskie Island is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Daufuskie Island who work in office and administrative support (30.81%), sales jobs (15.12%), and maintenance occupations (10.47%).

Of important note, Daufuskie Island is also a town of artists. Daufuskie Island has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Daufuskie Island’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Daufuskie Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.12% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Daufuskie Island is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Daufuskie Island’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

In addition, Daufuskie Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Daufuskie Island is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Daufuskie Island really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Daufuskie Island perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Daufuskie Island has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Daufuskie Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Daufuskie Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Daufuskie Island may be for you.

One of the nice things about Daufuskie Island is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Daufuskie Island, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.84 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Daufuskie Island has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Daufuskie Island Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Daufuskie Island, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Daufuskie Island is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.29% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Daufuskie Island in 2018 was $94,537, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $378,148 for a family of four.

Daufuskie Island is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Daufuskie Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Daufuskie Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Daufuskie Island include German, English, Irish, Polish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Daufuskie Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

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School Quality

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SC* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center School
165 Pembroke Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
PK-KG
Hilton Head Island Elementary School
30 School Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
01-05
Hilton Head Island High School
70 Wilborn Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
09-12
Hilton Head Island Middle School
55 Wilborn Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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Better than of SC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 53.1% 62.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 47.7% 58.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.4% 3.5%

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