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 1,749 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 98.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kiawah Island is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kiawah Island who work in management occupations (24.93%), sales jobs (23.86%), and personal care services (13.40%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 21.67% 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 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, Kiawah Island’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

In addition, Kiawah Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Overall, Kiawah Island’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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!) Kiawah 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. Kiawah Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kiawah Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kiawah Island may be for you.

Kiawah 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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

If knowledge is power, Kiawah Island is a pretty powerful place. 81.05% of the adults in Kiawah Island 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 Kiawah Island in 2010 was $111,448, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $445,792 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 Spanish and German.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Kiawah Island 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 5.04
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Kiawah Island 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 32.93
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Kiawah Island 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 35

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 51.7% 57.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 46.8% 50.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.9% 6.4%

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