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 16,093 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 $67,312.00.
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.
Okatie is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.75% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Okatie who work in sales jobs (22.90%), office and administrative support (19.37%), and management occupations (12.99%).
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.
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.
One of the nice things about Okatie is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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, 46.88% 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 $40,705, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,820 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.