Seabrook Island, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Seabrook Island, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Seabrook Island had a population of 1,808 as of July 1, 2015. Seabrook Island ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Seabrook Island is located at latitude 32.5917 and longitude -80.1866 in Charleston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Seabrook Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.98 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Charleston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Seabrook Island (GNIS ID: 2407303) 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 Seabrook Island is located within Kiawah Island-Seabrook Island Division of Charleston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seabrook Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Seabrook Island, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,808
Population in Households 1,808
Population in Familes 1,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 303
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 972
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 681
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,334 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 861 (36.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 ( 4.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,362 (58.4%)
Median Home Value $656,707
Average Home Value $709,233


Median Household Income $103,467
Average Household Income $153,866
Per Capita Income $82,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.48%
Households 1.12% 1.48%
Families 0.98% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.


Seabrook Island, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seabrook Island to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 192 52nd
Population Density1 # 288 27th
Diversity Index2 # 391 1st
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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