Awendaw, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Awendaw, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Awendaw had a population of 1,433 as of July 1, 2016. Awendaw ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Awendaw is located at latitude 32.9736 and longitude -79.6501 in Charleston County. 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. Charleston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Awendaw (GNIS ID: 2405192) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Awendaw is located within McClellanville Division of Charleston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Awendaw population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Awendaw: Awensdaw, Owendaw.

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Awendaw, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,433
Population in Households 1,425
Population in Familes 1,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 151
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 563
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $265,625
Average Home Value $491,509


Median Household Income $48,992
Average Household Income $75,489
Per Capita Income $29,608
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.91%
Households 1.75% 1.95%
Families 1.61% 1.79%
Median Household Income   4.59%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 214 46th
Population Density1 # 344 13th
Diversity Index2 # 177 56th
Median Household Income # 75 81st
Per Capita Income # 40 90th

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