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Awendaw, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Awendaw had a population of 1,485 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Awendaw 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 Awendaw: Awensdaw, Owendaw.

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


Total Population 1,485
Daytime Population: Workers 217
Daytime Population: Residents 820
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,037
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 1,477
Population in Familes 1,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 157
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $53,459
Average Household Income $79,647
Per Capita Income $31,178


Total Housing Units 643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 499 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $237,805
Average Home Value $452,950


Total Households 583
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 422
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 1.92% 2.23%
Households 2.0% 2.2%
Families 1.79% 2.09%
Median Household Income   5.45%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

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, 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 # 212 46th
Population Density # 344 13th
Diversity Index # 176 56th
Median Household Income # 60 85th
Per Capita Income # 35 91st

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