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Cottageville, South Carolina

  •   State: 
    South Carolina
    Colleton County
      County FIPS: 
    32°56′8″N 80°28′52″W
      Area total: 
    3.42 sq mi (8.85 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.42 sq mi (8.85 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    46 ft (14 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Cottageville, Colleton County, South Carolina, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    205.21 residents per square mile of area (79.23/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Cottageville is a town in Colleton County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 762 at the 2010 census. The former mayor of Cottageville, Bert Reeves, was shot and killed by police officer Randall Price in May 2011. The town was incorporated in 1937 because residents in the area desired a post office. It is located along U.S. Route 17 Alt. Walterboro, the county seat, is 11 miles (18 km) to the west, and Summerville is 20 miles (32 km) away to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all land. It has a public library, a branch of the Colton County Library System. It was the site of the World Series of Poker in the 1990s and early 2000s. It also hosted the South Carolina Open House in the late 1990s. Cottagevillians are known for their love of golf and country music. The Cottage Villagers are known as the "Cottagevillers" because of their love for the sport. They are also known as "The Villagers" because they love the country music and country-western music. They also love to play the guitar and have a band called "The CottageVillers" The town's motto is "The Village of the Hills" which means "The Home of The Hills". It is also the name of the town's public library.

Geography and government facilities

Cottageville is in eastern Colleton County, along U.S. Route 17 Alt.According to the United States Census Bureau, Cottageville has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all land. Walterboro, the county seat, is 11 miles (18 km) to the west, and Summerville is 20 miles (32 km), to the east. The town has a public library, a branch of the Colton County Library System. It has a population of about 2,000. It is located on the South Carolina Turnpike, one of the busiest roads in the state. It was built in the 19th century as part of the turn-of-the-20th century railroads. It also has a post office, which was established in the 18th century, and is located in the town's historic center. The community is home to a public school, which has been closed for more than a decade. The library has a branch in Summerville, which is located 20 miles to the north, and a public park in Walterboro. The city's population is about 1,200, according to the U.N. Census Bureau. The area has an estimated population of 2,200. It had a population loss of 1,100 in the 2010 Census. It's located on U. S. Route17 Alt. and is one of three towns on the Turnpikes. The other two towns are Walterboro and Walterboro County, South Carolina.


As of the census of 2000, there were 707 people, 274 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 85.71% White, 11.88% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.13% from two or more races, and 0.28% from other races. The town's population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13. 2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there are 93.2 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there is 91.3 males. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was2.97. The per capita income for the town is $16,765. About 14.7%. of families and 18.7. of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3%. of those under age 18. and 10.3. of those age 65 or over. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town has a population of 707, including 310 housing units. The population density is 222.2 people per square mile (85.8/km²) and 310 housing Units at an average density of 97.4 per squaremile (37.6/ km²).


Cottageville was incorporated in 1937 because residents in the area desired a post office. On May 16, 2011, former mayor Bert Reeves was shot and killed by Cottageville Police Officer Randall Price. Reeves' estate was awarded $97.5 million by a jury in a lawsuit against the city for negligence. While in office, Reeves reduced the number of police officers in the Cottagevile police department from six to three. He also lowered the department's reliance on speed ticket revenue. Reeves was succeeded by his son-in-law, David Reeves, who served as mayor from 2007 to 2011. He died in a car accident in 2012. He is survived by his wife and two children. He was buried in a private funeral in Cottagevillle. He leaves behind a wife and three children. The town is now home to a Christian church. It was founded in 1937 by a group of residents who wanted to establish a postoffice. The church was later moved to a new location, which was built in the 1970s. It is now located in a suburb of Asheville, North Carolina, near the town's airport. It has a population of about 2,000 people and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The city is located on the North Carolina-Shelby County line, which is about 30 miles north of the state capital, Asheville, and about 20 miles south of the city of Greensboro. It also has a few unincorporated communities, such as the towns of Hartsfield-Wilkinson and Hartsville.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Cottageville, Colleton County, South Carolina = 98.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 95. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Cottageville = 5.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 3,227 individuals with a median age of 41.5 age the population grows by 11.90% in Cottageville, Colleton County, South Carolina population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 205.21 residents per square mile of area (79.23/km²). There are average 2.47 people per household in the 320 households with an average household income of $44,994 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 14.30% of the available work force and has dropped -6.59% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 12.52%. The number of physicians in Cottageville per 100,000 population = 127.4.


The annual rainfall in Cottageville = 48.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 94. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 213. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 34.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 30, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Cottageville, Colleton County, South Carolina which are owned by the occupant = 71.39%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 25 years with median home cost = $94,350 and home appreciation of -4.60%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $4.66 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,519 per student. There are 10.3 students for each teacher in the school, 511 students for each Librarian and 358 students for each Counselor. 8.30% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 4.33% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.35% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Cottageville's population in Colleton County, South Carolina of 1,041 residents in 1900 has increased 3,1-fold to 3,227 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.90% female residents and 48.10% male residents live in Cottageville, Colleton County, South Carolina.

    As of 2020 in Cottageville, Colleton County, South Carolina are married and the remaining 28.90% are single population.

  • 45.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Cottageville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    72.42% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 22.01% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.11% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.67% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Cottageville, Colleton County, South Carolina, 71.39% are owner-occupied homes, another 17.50% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.11% are vacant.

  • The 44.20% of the population in Cottageville, Colleton County, South Carolina who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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