Folly Beach, South Carolina Population 2020

2,623

Folly Beach is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,623, it is the 101st largest city in South Carolina and the 6662nd largest city in the United States. Folly Beach is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually but its population has increased by 0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,617 in 2010. Folly Beach reached it's highest population of 2,667 in 2016. Spanning over 19 miles, Folly Beach has a population density of 210 people per square mile.

The average household income in Folly Beach is $110,310 with a poverty rate of 7.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,064 per month, and the median house value is $537,000. The median age in Folly Beach is 49.7 years, 43.7 years for males, and 58.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 114.0 males.

Folly Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 99.32%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • 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 2,623, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,641.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,617.

Folly Beach, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,62999.32%
Black or African American180.68%

Folly Beach Population Pyramid 2020

Folly Beach Median Age

49.7


Total

43.7


Male

58.4


Female

Folly Beach Adults

There are 2,511 adults, (448 of whom are seniors) in Folly Beach.

Folly Beach Age Dependency

28.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Folly Beach Sex Ratio

Female

1,237

46.73%

Male

1,410

53.27%

Folly Beach Households and Families

Folly Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Folly Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.2%20.8%
All59.4%40.6%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Female0%0%
Male0%100%

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3571.9559.4
Non Family6491.1447.5
Married6292.579.2
Male794.160
Female00

2.52

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

0%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Folly Beach Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade481.98%
High School Graduate26811.05%
Some College56223.17%
Associates Degree1044.29%
Bachelors Degree92838.25%
Graduate Degree51621.27%

Folly Beach Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,3252,2771,361
Hispanic838383
Black1818

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 hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,495$65,714$38,324
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$44,323$$39,674
Some College$30,682$31,662$19,183
Bachelors Degree$49,722$76,938$24,712
Graduate Degree$66,920$$

$49,495

Average Earnings

$65,714

Average Male

$38,324

Average Female

Folly Beach Language

Folly Beach Language by Age

Folly Beach Language

99.07% of Folly Beach residents speak only English, while 0.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.93% of the population.

Folly Beach Poverty

Folly Beach Poverty by Race

7.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.90%

Male Poverty Rate

11.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Folly Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Folly Beach is White, with 7.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Folly Beach is White, with 7.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.90%.

Name Poverty
Some College22.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%
High School0.00%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed4.94%

Folly Beach Income

Folly Beach Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$86,660$110,310
Families$106,983$148,272
Married Families$103,885-
Non Families$51,343$59,696

Folly Beach Marital Status

Folly Beach Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Folly Beach Married by Age and Sex

Folly Beach 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.

Folly Beach Marital Status by Race

Folly Beach Veterans

151

Number of Veterans

125

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam100
First Gulf War25
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War

$Folly Beach Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Folly Beach Employment Status

75.5%

Labor Force Participation

75.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Folly Beach Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

38.19%

Born in South Carolina

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Folly Beach residents were born in the United States, with 38.19% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,623-9-0.34%
20192,632-9-0.34%
20182,641-17-0.64%
20172,658-9-0.34%
20162,66770.26%
20152,660401.53%
20142,620341.31%
20132,586140.54%
20122,572220.86%
20112,550311.23%
20102,5190.00%