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Population in July 2007: 5,867.
Males: 4,413  (75.2%)
Females: 1,454  (24.8%)

Median resident age:  20.2 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip codes: 29902.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,430 (it was $46,335 in 2000)
Parris Island:

$53,430
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,661

Parris Island CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,141 (it was $40,400 in 2000)
Parris Island:

$61,141
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,788; Detached houses: $380,687; Mobile homes: $58,948

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Parris Island races chart
  • White alone - 3,159 (65.3%)
  • Black alone - 801 (16.5%)
  • Hispanic - 637 (13.2%)
  • Two or more races - 115 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 83 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 35 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)

Races in Parris Island detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Parris Island: 137.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Irish (17.3%), German (16.9%), Italian (7.1%), English (5.3%), United States (3.7%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 12.2 square miles.

Population density: 482 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Parris Island:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 45.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parris Island CDP:

  • Never married: 76.0%
  • Now married: 20.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 2.4%

340 residents are foreign born (5.0% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This place:  7.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Parris Island CDP:  0.9% ($361)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Parris Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (30.7 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (150.2 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (614.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Port Royal, SC (2.0 miles ), Shell Point, SC (2.2 miles ), Beaufort, SC (2.7 miles ), Burton, SC (2.7 miles ), St. Helena, SC (2.8 miles) , Laurel Bay, SC (3.2 miles ), Hilton Head Island, SC (3.3 miles ), Bluffton, SC (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 32.33 N, Longitude: 80.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,284 (+26.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,464 (83.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Parris Island household income distribution Parris Island home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (17%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (22%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)

Work and jobs in Parris Island: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Parris Island, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Parris Island-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.1 miles away from the Parris Island place center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/25/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parris Island-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% 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 50.8 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 44.6 miles away from Parris 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 60.2 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 56.2 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 44.0 miles away from Parris Island center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beaufort County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parris Island topographic map

Birthplace of: John Phillips (musician) - Musician and songwriter.


Hospitals/medical centers near Parris Island:

  • BAYVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BEAUFORT, SC)
  • BEAUFORT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; BEAUFORT, SC)
  • BEAUFORT MEM HOSP TCU (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BEAUFORT, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parris Island:

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 30 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 8,605)
  • Savannah State University (about 30 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,255)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 33 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • South University-Savannah (about 34 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 37 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 54 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,431)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 54 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,287)

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Notable locations in Parris Island: USMC Parris Island Fire Department (A), Parris Island Museum (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ribbon Creek (A), Means Creek (B), Battery Creek (C), Whale Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Parris Island: Ribaut Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Beaufort County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  93.7%
Whole state:  70.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

14.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.5%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Parris Island, SC


3,788 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Parris Island compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Parris Island (2011 data):

  • The Fort Sill National Bank: Fsnb - Parris Island Branch at Boulevard De France Building 292, branch established on 1988/11/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $369.8 mil, Deposits: $324.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Sill, OK, positive income, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Jrmb Ii, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000


Parris Island travel time to work - commute


Parris Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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 Parris Island CDP (based on Beaufort County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.79%
Here32.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents26.6%24.6%12.5%9.1%9.0%
Congregations17.3%5.3%8.0%5.3%10.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.1%2.8%1.9%1.5%9.1%
Congregations4.0%4.0%5.3%4.0%36.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Beaufort County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Beaufort County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Beaufort County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 232
Here:

15.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Beaufort County:

20.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.4%

12.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($68,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,182 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.47%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jasper County, SC  0.31% ($28,710 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.27% ($33,937)
from Chatham County, GA  0.26% ($76,296)


10.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.41% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,392 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.41%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jasper County, SC  0.41% ($32,623 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.32% ($35,340)
to Charleston County, SC  0.31% ($51,325)

Strongest AM radio stations in Parris Island:

  • WVGB (1490 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: VIVIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFXH (1130 AM; 1 kW; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNFO (1430 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RIDGELAND, SC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parris Island:

  • WAGP (88.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF BEAUFORT, INC)
  • WGZO (103.1 FM; PARRIS ISLAND, SC; Owner: ZIP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOW (107.9 FM; PORT ROYAL, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWVV (104.9 FM; RIDGELAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFS (91.9 FM; PORT WENTWORTH, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEAS-FM (93.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSIS (103.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W218BX (91.5 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W218CB (91.5 FM; FROGMORE, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Parris Island:

  • W19CH (Channel 19; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W32BJ (Channel 32; BEAUFORT, ETC., SC; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • W55AW (Channel 55; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Janis E Merritts, 6.03 Kil Sw (Lat: 32.359722 Lon: -80.593611), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 9413648886, Pinnacle@pintowers.Com, 301 N. CATTLEMEN RD., 3RD FLOOR
  • Janis E Merritts, 6.03 Kil Sw (Lat: 32.359722 Lon: -80.593611), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 9413648886, Compliancedepartment@gsignal.Com, 301 NORTH CATTLEMEN ROAD, SUITE 300
  • Janis E Merritts, 6.03 Kil Sw (Lat: 32.359722 Lon: -80.593611), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 8877386937, Gordon.Wallace@tredegartowers.Com
  • Janis E Merritts, 6.03 Kil Sw (Lat: 32.359722 Lon: -80.593611), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 8877386937, Gordon.Wallace@tredegartowers.Com
  • Gordon Wallace, 6.03 Kil Sw (Lat: 32.359722 Lon: -80.593611), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 8877386937, Gordon.Wallace@tredegartowers.Com
  • 6.03 Kil Sw (Lat: 32.359722 Lon: -80.593611), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 8037854445, Wlsimm@ibm.Net, 85A SUMMIT DR

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KJ4HYW, Licensee ID: L01445837
    Grant Date: 11/17/2008, Expiration Date: 11/17/2018, Certifier: Ann L Buchanan
    Registrant: Ann L Buchanan, Parris Island, SC 29905


Businesses in Parris Island, SC

  • FedEx: 1
  • GNC: 1


Parris Island on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #57 (29902) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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