Isle of Palms 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 4,395 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Isle of Palms is the 88th largest community in South Carolina.
Isle of Palms home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Isle of Palms real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Isle of Palms is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Isle of Palms is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Isle of Palms who work in management occupations (18.51%), sales jobs (12.75%), and healthcare (10.33%).
Also of interest is that Isle of Palms 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 Isle of Palms telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.24% 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.
Isle of Palms 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.
In Isle of Palms, a lot of people use a streetcar to get to work every day though Isle of Palms is a relatively small city. Those that ride a streetcar are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Isle of Palms is a pretty powerful place. 69.58% of the adults in Isle of Palms have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Isle of Palms in 2010 was $66,033, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,132 for a family of four. However, Isle of Palms contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Isle of Palms home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Isle of Palms residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Isle of Palms include Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Isle of Palms is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.