Sullivan's Island, SC

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Sullivan's Island Profile


Overview

Sullivan's Island is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,924 people and just one neighborhood, Sullivan's Island is the 157th largest community in South Carolina.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Sullivan's Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 98.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sullivan's Island is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sullivan's Island who work in management occupations (26.14%), healthcare (13.46%), and sales jobs (12.49%).

Also of interest is that Sullivan's Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.99% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Sullivan's Island is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sullivan's Island really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sullivan's Island perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the nice things about Sullivan's 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.

Sullivan's Island Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sullivan's Island, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sullivan's Island is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 83.57% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sullivan's Island in 2018 was $93,249, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $372,996 for a family of four.

The people who call Sullivan's Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sullivan's Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sullivan's Island include English, Irish, German, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Sullivan's Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source
Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Sullivan's Island, SC HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Sullivan's Island VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SC* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Burke High School
244 President Street
Charleston, SC 29403
09-12
James Island Charter High School
1000 Ft. Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29412
09-12
James Island Elementary School
1872 Grimball Road
Charleston, SC 29412
PK-05
Laing Middle School
2705 Bulrush Basket Lane
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29418
06-08
Memminger Elementary School
20 Beaufain Street
Charleston, SC 29401
PK-05
Stiles Point Elementary School
883 A Mikell Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
PK-05
Sullivan's Island Elementary School
2014 Mike Perkis Place
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
PK-05
Wando High School
1000 Warrior Way
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
09-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

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District Quality Compared to South Carolina

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Better than of SC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 57.2% 61.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 55.8% 57.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.4% 4.1%

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