For population 25 years and over in James Island:
For population 15 years and over in James Island CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
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:
(lower is better)
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.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
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:
1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2004 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for James Island (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:
Strongest AM radio stations in James Island:
Strongest FM radio stations in James Island:
TV broadcast stations around James Island:
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 6 patent applications in 2008-2013.