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Pawleys Island, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pawleys Island is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Georgetown County at latitude 33.4281 and longitude -79.125. Georgetown County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Pawleys Island 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 Pawleys Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pawleys Island: Pawley's Island.

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


Total Population 113
Population in Households 113
Population in Familes 79
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 161
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 ( 7.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 3.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 528 (89.2%)
Median Home Value $350,000
Average Home Value $497,826


Median Household Income $56,423
Average Household Income $85,081
Per Capita Income $43,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.2% 1.38%
Households 2.34% 1.81%
Families 1.39% 1.66%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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.


Pawleys Island, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pawleys Island 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 # 377 5th
Population Density1 # 339 14th
Diversity Index2 # 387 2nd
Median Household Income # 27 93rd
Per Capita Income # 8 98th

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