Kiawah Island, South Carolina Population 2021

1,779
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Kiawah Island is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,779, it is the 129th largest city in South Carolina and the 8064th largest city in the United States . Kiawah Island is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 9.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,626 in 2010. Kiawah Island reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 13 miles, Kiawah Island has a population density of 162 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kiawah Island is $324,624 with a poverty rate of 5.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,056 per month, and the median house value is $1.53 Mn. The median age in Kiawah Island is 67.6 years, 69 years for males, and 66.8 years for females.

Kiawah Island Demographics

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

  • White: 96.42%
  • Asian: 1.49%
  • Black or African American: 1.31%
  • Two or more races: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Kiawah Island, South Carolina is 1,779 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,769.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,626.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,61696.42%
Asian251.49%
Black or African American221.31%
Two or More Races130.78%
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Kiawah Island Population by Race

Kiawah Island Population Pyramid $2021

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Kiawah Island Median Age

67.6


Total

69


Male

66.8


Female

Kiawah Island Adults

There are 1,646 adults, (979 of whom are seniors) in Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Island Age Dependency

151.3

Age Dependency Ratio

146.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

4.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kiawah Island Sex Ratio

Female

856

51.07%

Male

820

48.93%

Kiawah Island Population by Age

Kiawah Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kiawah Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female50%50%
Non Family94.3%5.7%
All96.8%3.2%
Married98.8%1.2%
Male100%0%

96.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kiawah Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8691.9396.8
Married6512.1198.8
Non Family1941.1994.3
Female182.6750
Male63.83100

2.12

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

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Kiawah Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade0.00%
High School Graduate603.69%
Some College19411.92%
Associates Degree422.58%
Bachelors Degree67041.18%
Graduate Degree66140.63%
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Kiawah Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kiawah Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5561,5561,297
Asian252525
Black22229
Hispanic1818
2+ Races1313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Kiawah Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$90,250$151,563$41,250
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$2,500$$
Some College$$$215,625
Bachelors Degree$64,000$214,375$
Graduate Degree$100,268$137,000$51,750

$90,250

Average Earnings

$151,563

Average Male

$41,250

Average Female

Kiawah Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kiawah Island Language by Age

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Kiawah Island Language

96.90% of Kiawah Island residents speak only English, while 3.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.45% of the population.

Kiawah Island Language

Kiawah Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,597895.57%
Multiple13646.15%

5.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.45%

Male Poverty Rate

7.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kiawah Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kiawah Island is Multiple, with 46.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kiawah Island is White, with 5.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.89%.

Kiawah Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.00%
Some College5.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%
Less Than 9th GradeNaN%

Kiawah Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed2.78%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Kiawah Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kiawah Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$193,750$324,624
Families$224,792$369,609
Married Families$227,917-
Non Families$93,250$168,049
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Income by Household Type

Kiawah Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

83.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

84.7%

Male Marriage Rate

82.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Kiawah Island Married by Age and Sex

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Kiawah Island 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 Over 65.

Kiawah Island Marital Status by Race

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Kiawah Island Marital Status

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155

Number of Veterans

155

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam72
Korea37
World War II17
Second Gulf War6
First Gulf War

Kiawah Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+83
65 to 7460
55 to 646
18 to 346
35 to 54

Kiawah Island Veterans by Age

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Kiawah Island Veterans by Race

Kiawah Island Veterans by Education

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6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kiawah Island Veterans by Education

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29.3%

Labor Force Participation

28.1%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kiawah Island Employment by Age

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Kiawah Island Employment by Race

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Kiawah Island 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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6.26%

Born in Kiawah Island

95.11%

Native Born

4.89%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

4.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.11% of Kiawah Island residents were born in the United States, with 6.26% having been born in South Carolina. 0.72% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,77950.28%
20201,77450.28%
20191,76950.28%
20181,764-5-0.28%
20171,76910.06%
20161,768261.49%
20151,742281.63%
20141,714181.06%
20131,696171.01%
20121,679251.51%
20111,654261.60%
20101,6280.00%

Kiawah Island Population by Year