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 15,812 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 $66,417.00.
Okatie home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Okatie real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Okatie is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Okatie is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Okatie who work in office and administrative support (22.72%), sales jobs (22.65%), and management occupations (12.13%).
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.
Being a small town, Okatie does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Okatie is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.49% of adults in Okatie have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Okatie in 2010 was $39,234, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,936 for a family of four. However, Okatie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Okatie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.