Port Royal 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 11,870 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Port Royal is the 40th largest community in South Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Port Royal, 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 Port Royal, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Port Royal’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Port Royal does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $46,643.
Port Royal real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Port Royal house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Port Royal, employing 30.13% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Healthcare industries employ 19.38% and 13.45% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Port Royal 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: 15.34% 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.
Port Royal 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.
One of the benefits of Port Royal is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.07 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Port Royal citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.67% of adults in Port Royal have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Port Royal in 2010 was $19,808, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,232 for a family of four. However, Port Royal contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Royal is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Port Royal home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Royal residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Port Royal also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.07% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Royal include German, Irish, English, Italian and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Port Royal is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|PORT ROYAL INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,722|
|PORT ROYAL HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||21.75%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||78.25%|
|TYPE OF PORT ROYAL HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||45.10%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.23%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.29%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||35.17%|
|SIZE OF PORT ROYAL HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||1.09%|
|AGE OF PORT ROYAL HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||50.59%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||37.54%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||11.30%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.58%|
|PORT ROYAL REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$195,314|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,335|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||10.05%|
|$53,001 - $106,000||11.12%|
|$106,001 - $212,000||30.59%|
|$212,001 - $319,000||20.43%|
|$319,001 - $425,000||9.09%|
|$425,001 - $531,000||4.71%|
|$531,001 - $797,000||3.10%|
|$797,001 - $1,062,000||1.71%|
|PEOPLE OF PORT ROYAL||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||9.15%|
|5 TO 17||11.18%|
|18 TO 24||37.71%|
|25 TO 34||18.44%|
|35 TO 54||14.53%|
|55 TO 64||3.68%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||5.30%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.62%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$46,643|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$19,808|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||14.56%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Public Service (19.38%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.23%)
Information Technology (3.30%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||26.15%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.50%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.42%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.31%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.66%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.07%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (16.58%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (88.06%)
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