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James Island town, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of James Island had a population of 12,095 as of July 1, 2018. James Island town ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 James Island town is located at latitude 32.731 and longitude -79.9679 in Charleston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of James Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Town of James Island (GNIS ID: 2743869) 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 ""

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 James Island is located within James Island Division of Charleston County.

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James Island town, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,095
Population in Households 12,053
Population in Familes 9,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 2,550
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $76,275
Average Household Income $100,893
Per Capita Income $42,062


Total Housing Units 5,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,863 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,140 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $281,296
Average Home Value $342,842


Total Households 5,003
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,104
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 1.01% 1.01%
Households 1.01% 1.0%
Families 0.36% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

James Island town, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares James Island town 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 # 48 88th
Population Density # 10 98th
Diversity Index # 338 15th
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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