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. 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 $65,996.00.
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 (24.18%), healthcare (12.75%), and management occupations (11.12%).
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Okatie doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Okatie are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.98% of adults in Okatie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Okatie in 2018 was $42,158, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,632 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Okatie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.