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Kiawah Island, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kiawah Island had a population of 1,822 as of July 1, 2016. Kiawah Island ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kiawah Island is located at latitude 32.6164 and longitude -80.0608 in Charleston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kiawah Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.99 sq. miles and a water area of 2.47 sq. miles. Charleston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Kiawah Island (GNIS ID: 2405943) 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 Kiawah Island is located within Kiawah Island-Seabrook Island Division of Charleston County.

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

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


Total Population 1,822
Population in Households 1,822
Population in Familes 1,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 918
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 720
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 3,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 868 (22.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 ( 1.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,884 (75.9%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,069,499


Median Household Income $133,254
Average Household Income $186,702
Per Capita Income $94,068
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.84% 2.13%
Households 1.96% 2.15%
Families 1.8% 2.05%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Kiawah Island, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kiawah Island 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 # 195 51st
Population Density1 # 341 14th
Diversity Index2 # 391 2nd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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