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Hanahan, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hanahan had a population of 20,792 as of July 1, 2017. Hanahan ranks in the upper 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 Hanahan is located at latitude 32.9361 and longitude -80.0112 in Berkeley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hanahan (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.79 sq. miles. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Hanahan (GNIS ID: 2403792) 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 City of Hanahan is located within Goose Creek-Hanahan Division of Berkeley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanahan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hanahan: Saxon.

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Hanahan, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,792
Daytime Population: Workers 5,051
Daytime Population: Residents 10,209
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 20,638
Population in Familes 16,400
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density2 1,962
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $55,602
Average Household Income $71,311
Per Capita Income $27,733


Total Housing Units 8,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,103 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,922 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 774 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $199,125
Average Home Value $230,247


Total Households 8,025
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,345
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.01% 2.06%
Households 1.72% 1.92%
Families 1.67% 1.91%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Hanahan, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanahan to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 26 94th
Population Density # 30 93rd
Diversity Index # 147 63rd
Median Household Income # 47 88th
Per Capita Income # 61 85th

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