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James Island town, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of James Island had a population of 11,924 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.7301 and longitude -79.9661 in Charleston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of James Island 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

James Island town, SC Housing Affordability Index is 148
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

James Island town, SC Wealth Index is 152
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 11,924 (100%)
Population in Households 11,880 (99.6%)
Population in Families 8,960 (75.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 44 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 2,515
Diversity Index2 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,890
Average Household Income $107,920
Per Capita Income $44,940
Wealth Index4 152

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,710 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,224 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $298,314
Housing Affordability Index3 148
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,935
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,067
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.83% 1.0%
Households 0.84% 1.0%
Families 0.25% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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

The table below compares James Island town to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 49 88th
Population Density # 11 97th
Diversity Index # 337 15th
Median Household Income # 15 96th
Per Capita Income # 17 96th

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