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Pawleys Island, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pawleys Island had a population of 129 as of July 1, 2019. Pawleys Island ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Pawleys Island is located at latitude 33.4332 and longitude -79.1214 in Georgetown County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pawleys Island encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Georgetown County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Pawleys Island (GNIS ID: 2407082) 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 Pawleys Island is located within Waccamaw Neck Division of Georgetown County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pawleys Island: Pawley's Island.

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Pawleys Island, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pawleys Island, SC Housing Affordability Index is 96
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

Pawleys Island, 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 129 (100%)
Population in Households 129 (100.0%)
Population in Families 91 (70.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 184
Diversity Index2 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,159
Average Household Income $96,608
Per Capita Income $48,973
Wealth Index4 152

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 ( 8.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 2.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 591 (89.0%)
Median Home Value $350,000
Housing Affordability Index3 96
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 73
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 2
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 2.46% 1.94%
Households 2.52% 2.1%
Families 1.82% 1.97%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   0.2%

Pawleys Island, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pawleys Island 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 # 376 6th
Population Density # 332 17th
Diversity Index # 394 1st
Median Household Income # 51 87th
Per Capita Income # 11 97th

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