Folly Beach is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 2,739 people and just one neighborhood, Folly Beach is the 123rd largest community in South Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Folly Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Folly Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Folly Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Folly Beach is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Folly Beach who work in food service (24.31%), sales jobs (10.43%) and healthcare (9.38%).
Also of interest is that Folly Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Folly Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.92% 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 Folly Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Folly Beach 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
As is often the case in a small city, Folly Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.