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 445 people and just one neighborhood, Daufuskie Island is the 233rd largest community in South Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
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
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Daufuskie Island is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Daufuskie Island is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Daufuskie Island who work in healthcare suport services (28.74%), sales jobs (13.22%) and maintenance occupations (10.92%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Daufuskie Island is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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.
Daufuskie Island is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various 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 30.61 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.