Okatie is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 16,078 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Okatie is the 27th largest community in South Carolina. Okatie has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Okatie, where the median household income is $71,606.00.
Okatie real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Okatie house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Okatie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Okatie is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Okatie who work in sales jobs (16.63%), healthcare (15.65%), and business and financial occupations (10.38%).
Because of many things, Okatie is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Okatie really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Okatie perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Okatie is worth considering.
Okatie 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.
Being a small town, Okatie does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Okatie ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Okatie, 47.18% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Okatie in 2018 was $45,857, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,428 for a family of four.
The people who call Okatie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Okatie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Okatie include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Okatie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.