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St. Helena Island, SC
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St. Helena Island profile

Living in St. Helena Island

St. Helena Island 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 9,278 people and four associated neighborhoods, St. Helena Island is the 52nd largest community in South Carolina.

St. Helena Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but St. Helena Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

A relatively large number of people in St. Helena Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.14% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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

One of the nice things about St. Helena Island 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.

In St. Helena Island, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of St. Helena Island citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.59% of adults in St. Helena Island have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in St. Helena Island in 2018 was $39,335, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,340 for a family of four. However, St. Helena Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. Helena Island is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call St. Helena Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Helena Island residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in St. Helena Island include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in St. Helena Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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