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Okatie, SC
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Okatie profile

Living in Okatie

Okatie is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 16,693 people and three associated neighborhoods, Okatie is the 31st largest community in South Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Okatie, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Okatie, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Okatie’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Okatie does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $86,097.00.

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.

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

Also of interest is that Okatie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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, Okatie has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Okatie a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

If knowledge is power, Okatie is a pretty powerful place. 52.19% of the adults in Okatie 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 Okatie in 2018 was $59,525, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,100 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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