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Edisto Beach, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Edisto Beach had a population of 426 as of July 1, 2016. Edisto Beach 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 Edisto Beach is located at latitude 32.4987 and longitude -80.3135 in Colleton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Edisto Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Colleton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Edisto Beach (GNIS ID: 2406424) 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 Edisto Beach is located within Green Pond Division of Colleton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Edisto Beach 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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Edisto Beach, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 426
Population in Households 426
Population in Familes 333
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 200
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 ( 9.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 ( 1.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,942 (89.0%)
Median Home Value $574,219
Average Home Value $544,976


Median Household Income $79,892
Average Household Income $107,987
Per Capita Income $59,266
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.14%
Households 0.48% 0.17%
Families 0.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Edisto Beach, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edisto Beach 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 # 306 23rd
Population Density1 # 322 19th
Diversity Index2 # 396 0th
Median Household Income # 10 98th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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