Kiawah Island, South Carolina Population 2024

1,962

Kiawah Island is a city located in Charleston County South Carolina. Kiawah Island has a 2024 population of 1,962. Kiawah Island is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -2.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,014 in 2020.

The average household income in Kiawah Island is $371,032 with a poverty rate of 2.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kiawah Island is 66.8 years, 66.8 years for males, and 66.6 years for females.

Kiawah Island Demographics

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

  • White: 98.36%
  • Two or more races: 0.85%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
11.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
175.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.58% (-52)
The current population of Kiawah Island, South Carolina is 1,962 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,014.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,09598.36%
Two or more races180.85%
Asian170.8%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Kiawah Island Population by Race

Kiawah Island Population Pyramid 2024

Kiawah Island Median Age

66.8

Total

66.8

Male

66.6

Female

Kiawah Island Adults

There are 2,109 adults, (1,264 of whom are seniors) in Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Island Age Dependency

152.1

Age Dependency Ratio

149.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

2.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kiawah Island Sex Ratio

Female1,08851.08%
Male1,04248.92%

Kiawah Island Population by Age

Kiawah Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1331.8898.11.9
Married8922.0898.21.8
Non Family2331.0897.92.1
Female82.51000
Male0000

2.07

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

98.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kiawah Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade40.19%
9th to 12th Grade60.29%
High School Graduate472.25%
Some College1175.6%
Associates Degree994.74%
Bachelors Degree78037.36%
Graduate Degree1,03549.57%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kiawah Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kiawah Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,0532,0431,794
2+ Races18186
Asian171715
Hispanic440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.24%.

Kiawah Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$79,583$205,833$34,200
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Some College$64,038$64,327$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$90,500$228,125$33,475

$79,583

Average Earnings

$205,833

Average Male

$34,200

Average Female

Kiawah Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kiawah Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kiawah Island Language

97.89% of Kiawah Island residents speak only English, while 2.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Kiawah Island Language

Kiawah Island Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,088602.87%

2.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

5.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kiawah Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kiawah Island is White, with 2.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kiawah Island is White, with 2.87% 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 4.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 2.84%.

Kiawah Island Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater2.92%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Some College0%

Kiawah Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.97%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Kiawah Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kiawah Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$214,250$371,032
Families$250,001$434,377
Married Families$250,001$-999,999,999
Non Families$108,125$126,291

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kiawah Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

87.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

88.6%

Male Marriage Rate

86.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Kiawah Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kiawah Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kiawah Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kiawah Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

214

Number of Veterans

207

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam95
First Gulf War28
Second Gulf War20
Korea10
World War II0

Kiawah Island Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+111
65 to 7486
55 to 6414
18 to 343
35 to 540

Kiawah Island Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White20810.03%
2+ Races633.33%

Kiawah Island Veterans by Race

Kiawah Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kiawah Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

32.6%

Labor Force Participation

31.4%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kiawah Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kiawah Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kiawah Island 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

6.48%

Born in Kiawah Island

97.23%

Native Born

2.77%

Foreign Born

1.08%

Non Citizen

1.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.23% of Kiawah Island residents were born in the United States, with 6.48% having been born in South Carolina. 1.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Kiawah Island Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,897-13-0.68%
20281,910-13-0.68%
20271,923-13-0.67%
20261,936-13-0.67%
20251,949-13-0.66%
20241,962-13-0.66%
20231,975-13-0.65%
20221,988-11-0.55%
20211,999-15-0.74%
20202,01424113.59%
20191,77360.34%
20181,767-5-0.28%
20171,77220.11%
20161,770261.49%
20151,744291.69%
20141,715181.06%
20131,697171.01%
20121,680251.51%
20111,655271.66%
20101,62800%

Kiawah Island Population by Year