Okatie, SC
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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. Much of the housing stock in Okatie was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Okatie economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Okatie, where the median household income is $67,772.00.

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 92.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Okatie is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Okatie who work in sales jobs (22.31%), office and administrative support (19.52%), and food service (12.41%).

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.

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

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.

Okatie 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.

The education level of Okatie ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Okatie, 47.09% 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 2010 was $40,411, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,644 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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

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