Folly Beach, South Carolina Population 2021

2,686
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Folly Beach is a city located in Charleston County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,686, it is the 99th largest city in South Carolina and the 6596th largest city in the United States . Folly Beach is currently growing at a rate of 0.49% annually and its population has increased by 2.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,617 in 2010. Folly Beach reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 19 miles, Folly Beach has a population density of 215 people per square mile.

The average household income in Folly Beach is $90,361 with a poverty rate of 11.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,046 per month, and the median house value is $569,900. The median age in Folly Beach is 49.5 years, 42.8 years for males, and 58.5 years for females.

Folly Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 99.14%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Folly Beach, South Carolina is 2,686 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,660.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,617.

Folly Beach, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,63799.14%
Black or African American230.86%
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Folly Beach Population by Race

Folly Beach Population Pyramid $2021

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Folly Beach Median Age

49.5


Total

42.8


Male

58.5


Female

Folly Beach Adults

There are 2,568 adults, (490 of whom are seniors) in Folly Beach.

Folly Beach Age Dependency

28

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

4.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Folly Beach Sex Ratio

Female

1,258

47.29%

Male

1,402

52.71%

Folly Beach Population by Age

Folly Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Folly Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%100%
Female0%0%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
All58.6%41.4%
Married71.1%28.9%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Folly Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4011.958.6
Non Family6851.1356.1
Married6152.3571.1
Male1014.350
Female00

2.41

Average Family Size

1.9

Average Household Size

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Folly Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade592.33%
High School Graduate38415.15%
Some College61324.19%
Associates Degree993.91%
Bachelors Degree1,02940.61%
Graduate Degree35013.81%
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Folly Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Folly Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,5112,4521,379
Black2323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 54.92%.

Folly Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,630$75,705$30,787
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$47,646$$
Some College$30,386$31,799$19,414
Bachelors Degree$49,907$76,569$23,829
Graduate Degree$101,319$101,233$

$47,630

Average Earnings

$75,705

Average Male

$30,787

Average Female

Folly Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Folly Beach Language by Age

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Folly Beach Language

99.08% of Folly Beach residents speak only English, while 0.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.92% of the population.

Folly Beach Language

Folly Beach Poverty by Race

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11.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.20%

Male Poverty Rate

17.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Folly Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Folly Beach is White, with 11.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Folly Beach is White, with 11.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.02%.

Folly Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College30.06%
High School9.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.79%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Folly Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed6.00%

Folly Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Folly Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,708$90,361
Families$89,667$108,762
Married Families$88,615-
Non Families-$59,780
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Income by Household Type

Folly Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Folly Beach Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Folly Beach Marital Status by Race

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Folly Beach Marital Status

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137

Number of Veterans

107

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam78
Korea31
First Gulf War29
World War II
Second Gulf War

Folly Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7476
75+31
55 to 6430
35 to 54
18 to 34

Folly Beach Veterans by Age

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Folly Beach Veterans by Race

Folly Beach Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Folly Beach Veterans by Education

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72.3%

Labor Force Participation

72.3%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Folly Beach Employment by Age

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Folly Beach Employment by Race

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Folly Beach Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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33.83%

Born in Folly Beach

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Folly Beach residents were born in the United States, with 33.83% having been born in South Carolina. 0.00% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,686130.49%
20202,673130.49%
20192,660130.49%
20182,647-15-0.56%
20172,662-9-0.34%
20162,67190.34%
20152,662401.53%
20142,622341.31%
20132,588150.58%
20122,573220.86%
20112,551311.23%
20102,5200.00%

Folly Beach Population by Year