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Edisto Island, South Carolina
—  CDP  —
Edisto Island, South Carolina is located in South Carolina
Edisto Island, South Carolina
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 32°33′39″N 80°16′51″W / 32.56083°N 80.28083°W / 32.56083; -80.28083
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Charleston
Area
 - Total 67.8 sq mi (175.5 km2)
 - Land 67.6 sq mi (175.1 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 8 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,301
 - Density 38/sq mi (186.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 45-22997[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867519[2]

Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands and is a census-designated place in Charleston County. The population was 2,301 at the 2000 census. Edisto Island is not to be confused with the town of Edisto Beach, Colleton County, SC.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 67.8 square miles (14.3 km²), of which, 67.6 square miles (175.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.91%) is water.

Edisto Island is located about one hour south of Charleston, South Carolina. Ediston Island is home to Edisto Beach, and Wyndham Timeshare resorts.

The only grocery store is the Piggly Wiggly.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,301 people, 1,030 households, and 685 families residing in the CDP. The population density was about 34 people per square mile. There were 1,193 housing units at an average density of 34ppl/sq mi (84.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.6% White, 39.1% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.0% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 1,030 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,962, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $24,609 versus $19,131 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,500. About 18.2% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 34.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Residents

  • Birthplace of legendary bass player James Jamerson who was of the Funk Brothers that played on the Motown hits in the 1960s.
  • Burnet Maybank III family owns the largest private plantation on the island.
  • Caption Ron Elliot - arrived on edisto island in the 1960s and currently runs a ferry business to frampton inlet on edsito island.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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