Awendaw, South Carolina Population 2024

1,465

Awendaw is a city located in Charleston County South Carolina. Awendaw has a 2024 population of 1,465. Awendaw is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually and its population has increased by 3.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,409 in 2020.

The average household income in Awendaw is $84,217 with a poverty rate of 15.89%. The median age in Awendaw is 57.8 years: 51.2 years for males, and 60.5 years for females.

Awendaw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Awendaw was:

  • Black or African American: 53.62%
  • White: 46.38%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
17.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
84.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.97% (56)
The current population of Awendaw, South Carolina is 1,465 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,409.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American83053.62%
White71846.38%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

Black or African American

White

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Awendaw Population by Race

Awendaw Population Pyramid 2024

Awendaw Median Age

57.8

Total

51.2

Male

60.5

Female

Awendaw Adults

There are 1,402 adults, (528 of whom are seniors) in Awendaw.

Awendaw Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

60.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Awendaw Sex Ratio

Female73447.42%
Male81452.58%

Awendaw Population by Age

Awendaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7212.1591.58.5
Married3352.6789.610.4
Non Family2571.1196.93.1
Female822.497822
Male473.551000

2.69

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

91.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Awendaw Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1259.7%
Associates Degree1249.62%
Bachelors Degree24418.93%
Graduate Degree19114.82%
High School Graduate35827.77%
Less Than 9th Grade634.89%
Some College18414.27%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Awendaw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Awendaw Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black704540142
White585561293

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.9%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.09%.

Awendaw Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$45,240$46,683$43,438
Graduate Degree$51,563$0$0
High School Graduate$36,406$47,059$21,705
Less Than 9th Grade$33,607$0$0
Overall$37,723$40,398$33,750
Some College$33,571$29,904$33,884

$37,723

Average Earnings

$40,398

Average Male

$33,750

Average Female

Awendaw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Awendaw Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Awendaw Language

99.8% of Awendaw residents speak only English, while 0.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.2% of the population.

Awendaw Language

Awendaw Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black83021225.54%
White718344.74%

15.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.99%

Male Poverty Rate

16.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Awendaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Awendaw is Black, with 25.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Awendaw is White, with 4.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.82%.

Awendaw Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School46.37%
Less Than 9th Grade19.68%
Some College12.99%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Awendaw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.25%
Male Unemployed3.19%
Female Employed2.1%
Female Unemployed0%

Awendaw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Awendaw Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,100$109,557
Households$63,533$84,217
Married Families$88,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,625$35,590

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Awendaw Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Awendaw Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Awendaw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Awendaw Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Awendaw Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

121

Number of Veterans

121

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam34
First Gulf War26
Second Gulf War17
Korea13
World War II0

Awendaw Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+52
35 to 5432
65 to 7415
55 to 6413
18 to 349

Awendaw Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black678.82%
White548.41%

Awendaw Veterans by Race

Awendaw Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Awendaw Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

12.6%

Unemployment Rate

Awendaw Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Awendaw Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Awendaw Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.03%

Born in Awendaw

99.1%

Native Born

0.9%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.1% of Awendaw residents were born in the United States, with 70.03% having been born in South Carolina. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Awendaw Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,535140.92%
20281,521140.93%
20271,507140.94%
20261,493140.95%
20251,479140.96%
20241,465140.96%
20231,451221.54%
20221,429130.92%
20211,41670.5%
20201,409-144-9.27%
20191,55380.52%
20181,545-2-0.13%
20171,54730.19%
20161,544261.71%
20151,518251.67%
20141,493151.01%
20131,478161.09%
20121,462201.39%
20111,442231.62%
20101,41900%

Awendaw Population by Year