Pawleys Island, South Carolina

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Population in 2021: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.3%
Males: 60  (45.5%)
Females: 72  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

67.5 years
South Carolina median age:

40.2 years

Zip code: 29585

Estimated median household income in 2021: $133,268 (it was $51,964 in 2000)
Pawleys Island:

$133,268
SC:

$59,318

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $143,006 (it was $48,183 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: over $1,000,000 (it was $593,800 in 2000)
Pawleys Island:

over $1,000,000
SC:

$213,500

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2021: $1,215.

March 2022 cost of living index in Pawleys Island: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 2.3%

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According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Pawleys Island, South Carolina as of February 29, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pawleys Island is 10 to 1.


Crime rates in Pawleys Island by year

Type

2007

2008

2011

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(943.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(2,837)
0
(0.0)
3
(2,778)
2
(1,852)
0
(0.0)
1
(925.9)
1
(917.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(8,392)
22
(15,603)
11
(10,577)
19
(17,593)
27
(25,000)
4
(3,774)
4
(3,704)
8
(7,339)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(699.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(925.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(917.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index391.6822.7423.1972.21129.6434.0213.0431.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 4 (4 officers - 3 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

36.36
South Carolina average:

2.21
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Ancestries: English (35.5%), Scottish (12.9%), German (11.3%), Irish (11.3%), French (8.1%), American (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1986

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 188 people per square mile   (very low).

Pawleys Island, South Carolina map

4 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe).

This town:

2.9%
South Carolina:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $4,922 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $7,173 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (63.9 miles , pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (156.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (505.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Waccamaw, SC (1.8 miles ),
Murrells Inlet, SC (3.1 miles ),
Plantersville, SC (3.2 miles ),
Georgetown, SC (3.3 miles ),
Garden City, SC (3.6 miles ),
Surfside Beach, SC (3.9 miles ),
Bucksport, SC (4.1 miles ),
Socastee, SC (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 33.43 N, Longitude: 79.12 W

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Pawleys Island, SC in 2021
Distribution of house value in Pawleys Island, SC in 2021

Pawleys Island satellite photo by USGS

Pawleys Island tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $514,600
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $600,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $565,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $441,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $441,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $458,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $206,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Pawleys Island, SC residents
Average permit cost in Pawleys Island, SC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
South Carolina:

3.4%
Most common industries in Pawleys Island, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (19.2%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (23.8%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (16.1%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (12.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Pawleys Island, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Top executives (6.8%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.8%)
  • Engineers (5.5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Top executives (11.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (11.9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (9.5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (7.1%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (7.1%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (16.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.7%)
  • Engineers (6.5%)
  • Registered nurses (6.5%)
  • Art and design workers (6.5%)

Average climate in Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pawleys Island, South Carolina average temperatures Pawleys Island, South Carolina average precipitation Pawleys Island, South Carolina humidity Pawleys Island, South Carolina wind speed Pawleys Island, South Carolina snowfall Pawleys Island, South Carolina sunshine Pawleys Island, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 36.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

19.6
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00306. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00306
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Pawleys Island-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.9 miles away from the Pawleys Island town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pawleys Island-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 56% 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 69.5 miles away from Pawleys Island center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 317.0 miles away from the city 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 63.0 miles away from Pawleys Island center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 196.0 miles away from Pawleys Island center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 238.4 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 64.0 miles away from Pawleys Island center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Georgetown County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pawleys Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pawleys Island:

  • THE LAKES AT LITCHFIELD SNF (120 LAKES AT LITCHFIELD DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Pawleys Island:

  • TIDELANDS COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)
  • JESSAMINE COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF GEORGETOWN (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)
  • FMC OF GEORGETOWN INC (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)
  • MARYVILLE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)
  • GEORGETOWN HEALTHCARE AND REHAB, INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)
  • FMC WINYAH (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)

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

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 27 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 27 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Francis Marion University (about 61 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 63 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • Trident Technical College (about 63 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)
  • College of Charleston (about 65 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 10,974)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 66 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)

Public high school in Pawleys Island:

  • WACCAMAW HIGH (Location: 2412 KINGS RIVER ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Pawleys Island:

  • LOWCOUNTRY PREP SCHOOL (Students: 175, Location: 300 BLUE STEM DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pawleys Island:

  • WACCAMAW MIDDLE (Students: 794, Location: 247 WILDCAT WAY, Grades: 7-8)
  • WACCAMAW ELEMENTARY (Students: 724, Location: 1364 WAVERLY ROAD, Grades: PK-3)
  • WACCAMAW INTERMEDIATE (Students: 575, Location: 320 WILDCAT WAY, Grades: 4-6)
  • COASTAL MONTESSORI CHARTER (Location: 247 WILDCAT WAY, Grades: 1-6, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle school in Pawleys Island:

  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF PAWLEYS ISLAND (Students: 79, Location: 236 COMMERCE DR, Grades: PK-6)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pawleys Island Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Pawleys Island: Pawleys Island Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Brookgreen Gardens (Museums; US Hwy 17), Kaleidoscope By The Sea (Art Museums; 14329 Ocean Hwy).

Hotels: Best Western Hammock Inn (7903 Ocean Highway), Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club (Hwy 17 North 70 Tanglewood Drive), Hampton Inn Pawley's Island/Litchfield (150 Willbrook Boulevard), Affordable Suites Of America (53A Egret Run Ln), Evans Pelican Inn LLC (506 Myrtle Avenue), Litchfield Plantation (Kings River Road), Ramada Inn South (Highway 17 South).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pawleys Island and their reported violations in the past:

GCWSD/WACCAMAW NECK (2220010) (Population served: 36,023, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2008)
GCWSD/CARVERS BAY (2220013) (Population served: 2,122, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-27-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-27-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-08-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-06-2007), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-27-2007), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2008)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pawleys Island that have no violations reported:

  • GCWSD/KILSOCK WATER SYS (2220002) (Population served: 4,096, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GCWSD/GARDEN CITY POINT (2220011) (Population served: 1,772, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • GCWSD/PLANTERSVILLE SYS (2220004) (Population served: 1,403, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GCWSD/WEDGEFIELD PLANTATION (2220006) (Population served: 1,034, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GCWSD/RED HILL (2220007) (Population served: 533, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

1.8 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

56.9%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

1.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with most branches in Pawleys Island (2011 data):

  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Pawleys Island Branch at 11022 Ocean Highway, branch established on 1985/12/23. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Plantation Federal Bank: at 11039 Ocean Highway, branch established on 1986/10/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $486.4 mil, Deposits: $440.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Palmetto Heritage Bank & Trust: at 10919 Ocean Boulevard, branch established on 2005/01/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $143.9 mil, Deposits: $117.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Palmetto Heritage Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Pawleys Island Branch at 11403 Ocean Highway, branch established on 2002/12/09. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of North Carolina: Litchfield\pawleys Island Branch Off at 115 Willbrook Blvd, branch established on 2004/07/05. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $2,453.6 mil, Deposits: $2,119.0 mil, headquarters in Thomasville, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: Bnc Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Litchfield Beach Branch at 13272 Ocean Highway, branch established on 1976/05/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Conway National Bank: Pawleys Island Branch at 10608 Ocean Highway, branch established on 2005/12/05. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $914.3 mil, Deposits: $733.3 mil, headquarters in Conway, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Corporation
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: Pawleys Island Branch at 13021 Ocean Highway, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Pawleys Island Plaza Branch at Highway 17 South, branch established on 1990/03/26. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Pawleys Island:

Marital status in Pawleys Island, SC
  • Never married: 4.7%
  • Now married: 77.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Pawleys Island:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 85.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 48.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
South Carolina average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Pawleys Island
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pawleys Island, SC (based on Georgetown County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,34077
Mainline Protestant9,78422
Black Protestant8,61438
Catholic3,9903
Other1,0315
None23,399-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Georgetown County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Georgetown County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Georgetown County:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
This county:

13.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Georgetown County:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Georgetown County:

30.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pawleys Island:

65.1%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

66.0%
South Carolina:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Pawleys Island:

27.6
South Carolina:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pawleys Island:

18.5%
South Carolina:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.7%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pawleys Island:

42.5%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Pawleys Island:

67.5%
South Carolina:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.1%
South Carolina:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pawleys Island, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$18,782$45,0771$292
Other Government Administration 2$10,336$62,0160$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$450
Totals for Government 7$29,118$49,9172$742

Pawleys Island government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $379,000 ($2871.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $171,000 ($1295.45)
    Central Staff Services: $120,000 ($909.09)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($825.76)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($742.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000 ($280.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($181.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $321,000 ($2431.82)

Pawleys Island government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $63,000 ($477.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($272.73)
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000 ($121.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($106.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $462,000 ($3500.00)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($15.15)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $764,000 ($5787.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $47,000 ($356.06)

Pawleys Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,227,000 ($47174.24)
Businesses in Pawleys Island, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nissan1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx4Subway1
Ford1Super 81
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS6

Strongest AM radio stations in Pawleys Island:

  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLMC (1470 AM; 1 kW; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMBERLAND A & A CORPORATION)
  • WGTN (1400 AM; 1 kW; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: R.J. STALVEY)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pawleys Island:

  • WSYN (106.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSEA (100.3 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMBJ (88.3 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W260AK (99.9 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGTN-FM (100.7 FM; ANDREWS, SC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXJY (93.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRNN (99.5 FM; SOCASTEE, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Pawleys Island:

  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWSC-LP (Channel 28; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: WWSC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W22CJ (Channel 22; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 30.9mTotal length
  • $316,000Total costs
  • 20,400Total average daily traffic
  • 633Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,799Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pawleys Island, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41900-1909
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pawleys Island, SC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pawleys Island)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Pawleys Island, SC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Annie, 432 Sandy Island Road (Lat: 33.498278 Lon: -79.094639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.6 m, Call Sign: WQPV674,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/2012, Expiration Date: 08/24/2022, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2012, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive, Ms: A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • 2040 Willbrook Blvd (Lat: 33.502944 Lon: -79.128111), Type: Building, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KOK786,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2000, Expiration Date: 10/12/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Reserve Harbor Marina LLC, 2040 Willbrook Blvd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
  • Heritage Plantation Marina Dockmasters Office (Lat: 33.250167 Lon: -79.249778), Type: Building, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQZ366, Licensee ID: L00029693,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.425 MHz, Grant Date: 07/05/2000, Expiration Date: 08/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Heritage Plantation Ltd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-2038
  • 2040 Willbrook Blvd (Lat: 33.502944 Lon: -79.128111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 34 m, Call Sign: WQEM675,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2006, Expiration Date: 03/07/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2016, Certifier: Jason Poe, Registrant: Morningstar Marinas - Reserve Harbor LLC, 2040 Willbrook Blvd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, Phone: (843) 235-8262, Fax: (843) 235-8273, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pawleys Island)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pawleys Island)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 42. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 74 took place in 2002, and the least - 1 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Pawleys Island, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.2%), and Structure Fires (33.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pawleys Island, SC
    • 32445.2%Outside Fires
    • 24033.5%Structure Fires
    • 11516.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 385.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pawleys Island, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pawleys Island, South Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn Pawleys Island/Litchfield, 150 Willbrook Blvd, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 , Phone: (843) 235-2000, Fax: (843) 235-2099
  • Vista Inn & Suites, 7903 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 , Phone: (843) 237-4261, Fax: (843) 237-9703
  • Best Western, 114451 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 , Phone: (843) 235-0808, Fax: (843) 235-0175
  • Best Western, 1145 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys island, South Carolina 29585 , Phone: (843) 235-0808, Fax: (843) 235-0175
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pawleys Island, SC
  • 93.6%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pawleys Island, SC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Pawleys Island compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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