Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, SC (4.4 miles , pop. 96,650).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (178.4 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (569.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Charleston, SC (2.1 miles ), Folly Beach, SC (2.2 miles ), Sullivan's Island, SC (2.6 miles ), Johns Island, SC (2.7 miles) , Mount Pleasant, SC (3.0 miles ), Bear Swamp, SC (3.1 miles) , North Charleston, SC (3.3 miles ), Isle of Palms, SC (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 32.73 N, Longitude: 79.95 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 843
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in James Island: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in James Island, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
James Island-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/11/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the James Island place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 8/29/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:James Island-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 16.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 22.8 miles away from James Island center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 23.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 21.5 miles away from James Island center
On 11/13/1990 at 15:22:13, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 2.1 mi) earthquake occurred 18.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Charleston County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Roddy White - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Nov 2, 1981), Matt Gochnauer - College basketball player (The Citadel Bulldogs), Morris Grant - Boxer, Joseph Attles - Actor.
Hospitals/medical centers near James Island:
Amtrak station near James Island:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to James Island:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00234. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0700. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.652. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
People in group quarters in James Island in 2010:
People in group quarters in James Island in 2000:
James Island compared to South Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for James Island CCD (based on Charleston County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.70%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 88
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 140
Number of full-service restaurants: 393
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
10.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,436 average adjusted gross income)
0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($663 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
9.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,236 average adjusted gross income)
0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($737 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in James Island)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in James Island, SC)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in James Island)
Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2014.