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Living In James Island, SC

A small city located in South Carolina, James Island has slightly less than 12,000 residents. Retirees will fit right in, as they make up 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 42, is older than most cities in South Carolina. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 18% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,242 a month, exceeding the state average by $335/month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.

James Island has an average commute time of about 25 minutes, shorter than nearly 70% of cities in South Carolina. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, selected by 51% of commuters, while public transit isn't widely used. A small percentage of residents walk to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), James Island has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 23% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. If you're looking for career options, James Island has plenty. The five most common industries are healthcare, retail, entertainment, education, and scientific. Together, these industries account for 32% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of nearly $91K, James Island workers earn about $28,000 more than the average South Carolina resident. James Island's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).


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