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Awendaw, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Awendaw is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Charleston County at latitude 32.9736 and longitude -79.6501. Charleston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Awendaw, but most people and references simply refer to it as Awendaw, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Awendaw indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Awendaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Awendaw: Awensdaw, Owendaw.

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Awendaw, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,378
Population in Households 1,370
Population in Familes 1,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 146
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 546
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 397
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 462 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $250,000
Average Home Value $392,911


Median Household Income $48,484
Average Household Income $76,218
Per Capita Income $29,853
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.49% 2.06%
Households 1.85% 2.21%
Families 1.61% 2.08%
Median Household Income   4.72%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Awendaw, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Awendaw to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 217 45th
Population Density1 # 346 13th
Diversity Index2 # 170 58th
Median Household Income # 63 84th
Per Capita Income # 29 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.