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All About

Living in Isle of Palms, SC

Isle of Palms, a small town in South Carolina, has a population of just over 4,000. Retirees can expect to feel right at home, as they make up 30% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 49, are notably older than most cities in South Carolina. Just 20% of residents rent in Isle of Palms, as home ownership is common in the town. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,782 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $907.

Isle of Palms residents have an average commute of about 28 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 34% of commuters, while public transportation is not used much. Not many commuters walk to work.

Many Isle of Palms residents work in one of three industries: retail, scientific, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 15% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in management, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Isle of Palms workers bring in an average annual income of around $113,000, fifth-highest in South Carolina. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Isle of Palms has a high number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 16% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 36% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Who Lives Here

Isle of Palms Demographics

Education

High School

9%

Associate's

13%

Bachelor's

27%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

38%

Family Size

2 people

66%

3 people

12%

4 people

11%

5 people

8%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

17%

50-100k

20%

100-150k

19%

150-200k

12%

200k+

31%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

9%

20-45

19%

45-65

33%

65+

30%

Getting Around Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

19%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

25%

40-60 Mins

13%

60+ Mins

4%

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Isle of Palms

Top Score

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 73% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 80% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 79% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 100% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. Significantly more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Isle of Palms is weak on fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 75% fewer gyms than average
  3. Significantly more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Isle of Palms.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 63% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. Significantly more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Isle of Palms Education

Schools

Top Schools in Isle of Palms

8/10
8/10
8/10

Mt. Pleasant Academy

Grades PK-5 • Public

8/10

Belle Hall Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Isle of Palms, SC

Isle of Palms, a small town in South Carolina, has a population of just over 4,000. Retirees can expect to feel right at home, as they make up 30% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 49, are notably older than most cities in South Carolina. Just 20% of residents rent in Isle of Palms, as home ownership is common in the town. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,782 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $907.

Isle of Palms residents have an average commute of about 28 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 34% of commuters, while public transportation is not used much. Not many commuters walk to work.

Many Isle of Palms residents work in one of three industries: retail, scientific, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 15% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in management, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Isle of Palms workers bring in an average annual income of around $113,000, fifth-highest in South Carolina. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Isle of Palms has a high number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 16% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 36% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.