Folly Beach, South Carolina Population 2024

2,089

Folly Beach is a city located in Charleston County South Carolina. Folly Beach has a 2024 population of 2,089. Folly Beach is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,079 in 2020.

The average household income in Folly Beach is $95,827 with a poverty rate of 16.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Folly Beach is 63.6 years, 62.8 years for males, and 63.9 years for females.

Folly Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
167.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.48% (10)
The current population of Folly Beach, South Carolina is 2,089 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,079.

Folly Beach, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,020100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Folly Beach Population by Race

Folly Beach Population Pyramid 2024

Folly Beach Median Age

63.6

Total

62.8

Male

63.9

Female

Folly Beach Adults

There are 987 adults, (414 of whom are seniors) in Folly Beach.

Folly Beach Age Dependency

78

Age Dependency Ratio

72.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

5.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Folly Beach Sex Ratio

Female49048.04%
Male53051.96%

Folly Beach Population by Age

Folly Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6411.597525
Non Family3741.0769.330.7
Married2672.3283.116.9
Male0000
Female0000

2.32

Average Family Size

1.59

Average Household Size

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Folly Beach Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade101.01%
9th to 12th Grade242.43%
High School Graduate21822.09%
Some College27227.56%
Associates Degree333.34%
Bachelors Degree26526.85%
Graduate Degree16516.72%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Folly Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Folly Beach Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White987953430

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 43.57%.

Folly Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$71,875$101,603$50,139
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$56,336$56,940$0
Some College$56,510$0$55,573
Bachelors Degree$61,750$0$0
Graduate Degree$115,909$116,266$0

$71,875

Average Earnings

$101,603

Average Male

$50,139

Average Female

Folly Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Folly Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Folly Beach Language

100% of Folly Beach residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Folly Beach Language

Folly Beach Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,02017016.67%

16.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.57%

Male Poverty Rate

23.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Folly Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Folly Beach is White, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Folly Beach is White, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.27%.

Folly Beach Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College32.46%
Bachelors or Greater11.16%
High School10.55%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Folly Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Folly Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Folly Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$88,424$95,827
Families$102,198$122,480
Married Families$102,198$-999,999,999
Non Families-$76,799

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Folly Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

58.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Folly Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Folly Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Folly Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Folly Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

108

Number of Veterans

99

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam69
Korea18
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Folly Beach Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7461
75+47
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Folly Beach Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White10810.94%

Folly Beach Veterans by Race

Folly Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Folly Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Folly Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Folly Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Folly Beach 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

33.92%

Born in Folly Beach

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Folly Beach residents were born in the United States, with 33.92% having been born in South Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Folly Beach Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,10120.1%
20282,09930.14%
20272,09620.1%
20262,09430.14%
20252,09120.1%
20242,08930.14%
20232,08620.1%
20222,084140.68%
20212,070-9-0.43%
20202,079-588-22.05%
20192,667170.64%
20182,650-15-0.56%
20172,665-9-0.34%
20162,67490.34%
20152,665411.56%
20142,624351.35%
20132,589150.58%
20122,574220.86%
20112,552321.27%
20102,52000%

Folly Beach Population by Year