Awendaw, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Awendaw, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Awendaw had a population of 1,461 as of July 1, 2018. Awendaw ranks in the lower 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 Awendaw is located at latitude 32.9736 and longitude -79.6501 in Charleston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Awendaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Charleston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Awendaw (GNIS ID: 2405192) 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 Awendaw is located within McClellanville Division of Charleston County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Awendaw: Awensdaw, Owendaw.

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Awendaw, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,461
Population in Households 1,452
Population in Familes 1,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 154
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $58,799
Average Household Income $83,301
Per Capita Income $32,391


Total Housing Units 637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $529,555


Total Households 571
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 412
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.48% 1.63%
Households 1.5% 1.59%
Families 1.28% 1.51%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Awendaw, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Awendaw to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 215 46th
Population Density # 344 13th
Diversity Index # 178 56th
Median Household Income # 44 89th
Per Capita Income # 39 90th

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