Kiawah Island, SC

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Kiawah Island Profile


Overview

Kiawah Island is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,771 people and just one neighborhood, Kiawah Island is the 162nd largest community in South Carolina.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Kiawah Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kiawah Island is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kiawah Island who work in sales jobs (24.94%), management occupations (23.40%), and healthcare (11.48%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 28.25% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Kiawah 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.

In addition, Kiawah Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Kiawah Island has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kiawah Island a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Kiawah 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.

Kiawah Island is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Kiawah Island, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 90.48% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

Kiawah Island is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Kiawah Island Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Kiawah Island, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Kiawah Island is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 78.44% 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 Kiawah Island in 2010 was $121,569, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $486,276 for a family of four.

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

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



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 Q1 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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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:   2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

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Kiawah Island 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 5.02

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South Carolina 32.44

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South Carolina 35

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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 45.2% 59.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 42.1% 55.1%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.1% 4.8%

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