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Encyclopedia > Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Official seal of Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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Location of Kiawah Island inSouth Carolina
Location of Kiawah Island in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 32°36′34″N 80°5′52″W / 32.60944, -80.09778
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Charleston
Government
 - Mayor Bill Wert
Area
 - Town  13.5 sq mi (35.1 km²)
 - Land  11.2 sq mi (28.9 km²)
 - Water  2.4 sq mi (6.2 km²)
Elevation  13 ft (4 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 1,163
 - Density 104.1/sq mi (40.2/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29455
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-38162GR2
GNIS feature ID 1253569GR3
Website: www.kiawahisland.org

Kiawah Island is a town and an island in Charleston County, South Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,163. It is a major U.S. tourist site which offers expensive spacious villas, large highly acclaimed golf courses, beaches, and other attractions. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Kiawah Island is included within the Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kiawah Island is home to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Geography

Kiawah Island is located at 32°36′34″N, 80°5′52″W (32.609425, -80.097777)GR1. The town of Kiawah and Seabrook formed their own town but is not geographically separate from John's Island.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.1 km² (13.5 mi²). 28.9 km² (11.2 mi²) of it is land and 6.2 km² (2.4 mi²) of it (17.58%) is water. Kiawah was named for the Kiawah Indians who were led by head chieftain, Cassique. In the year 1670, Cassique leads English Colonists to settle at Charlestowne Landing. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,163 people, 557 households, and 474 families residing in the town. The population density was 40.2/km² (104.2/mi²). There were 3,070 housing units at an average density of 106.2/km² (275.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.19% White, 0.34% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 557 households out of which 6.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.9% were married couples living together, 1.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.25. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 6.0% under the age of 18, 1.5% from 18 to 24, 6.4% from 25 to 44, 48.8% from 45 to 64, and 37.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $76,114, and the median income for a family was $83,829. Males had a median income of $60,938 versus $32,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $47,782. About 4.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ...


Mayor

Bill Wert


Council Members

External links

Coordinates: 32.609425° N 80.097777° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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