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Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

  •   State: 
    South Carolina
      County: 
    Georgetown County
      City: 
    Pawleys Island
      County FIPS: 
    45043
      Coordinates: 
    33°25′33″N 79°07′30″W
      Area total: 
    0.99 sq mi (2.57 km²)
      Area land: 
    0.70 sq mi (1.82 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.29 sq mi (0.75 km²)
      Elevation: 
    3 ft (0.9 m)
      Established: 
    1938; Incorporated (town) 1938; Incorporated (city) 1957
  •   Latitude: 
    33,4542
      Longitude: 
    -79,1313
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Georgetown, SC
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    29585
      GMAP: 

    Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,021
      Population density: 
    185.45 residents per square mile of area (71.57/km²)
      Household income: 
    $75,879
      Households: 
    117
      Unemployment rate: 
    13.00%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    7.00%

Pawleys Island's population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. The post office address also includes an unincorporated area on the mainland adjacent to the island. It is on the southern end of The Grand Strand and is one of the oldest resort areas of the US East Coast. The earliest known inhabitants of the Pawleys Island area were the Waccamaw and Winyah people, two Native American tribes whose history dates back more than 10,000 years. The island bans commercial or industrial buildings with the exception of a 1970s condominium complex and a few grandfathered inns, including the SeaView Inn and the PCJ Weston House, which is now the Pelican Inn. In 1791, President George Washington toured the island to visit the Alstons, who owned several plantations in the area. With Hurricane Hugo in 1989, some island cottages were swept away and have since been replaced. All Saints' Episcopal Church and Cedar Grove Plantation Chapel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town government was incorporated in 1985. The first Europeans in the region arrived from Spain in 1521. European colonization had a devastating impact on the W Accamaw, many of whom were captured and enslaved, starved to death when their farms and hunting grounds were seized, or died from the introduction of European diseases. The WaccAmaw tribe is a founding member of the South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission and has worked for decades with South Carolina governors to improve the lives of the states first inhabitants.

History

Pawleys Island is the primary city name, but also Litchfield, N Litchfield, Pawleys Isl are acceptable city names or spellings, Pawleys Is on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The Waccamaw and Winyah are two Native American tribes whose history dates back more than 10,000 years. The first Europeans in the area arrived from Spain in 1521. Many of the tribe were captured and enslaved, starved to death when their farms and hunting grounds were seized, or died from the introduction of European diseases. Pawleys Island's history as a beach resort began in the early 1700s. The water temperature is comfortable from May to October, and there is abundant fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and birdwatching most months of the year. The island bans commercial or industrial buildings with the exception of a 1970s condominium complex and a few grandfathered inns, including the SeaView Inn and the PCJ Weston House, which is now the Pelican Inn. With Hurricane Hugo in 1989, some island cottages were swept away and have since been replaced. All Saints' Episcopal Church, Wacc amaw, Cedar Grove Plantation Chapel, and Pawley's Island Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town government was incorporated in 1985 and the island was incorporated as a town in 1987. The WaccAmaw tribe is a founding member of the South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission and has worked for decades with South Carolina governors to improve the lives and status of the states first inhabitants. The tribe is still active today as the Waccemaw Indian People of Conway, South Carolina. It is the only tribe in South Carolina that still has a reservation.

Geography

The Town of Pawleys Island is located just off U.S. Route 17, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Georgetown. The island itself, located at 33°2547N 79°0718W, is a little over three miles (5 km) long and about one-quarter of a mile wide. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), of which 0.7 square mile (1.8 km²) is land and 0.3 squaremile (0.8km²) (29.29%) is water. To the east-southeast lies the Atlantic Ocean, and the island is a sandy barrier, with some dunes on the northern end up to about 15 feet (5 m) high. The southern end is very low. Behind the island, there is a tidal creek/marsh. The town is located on the eastern tip of South Carolina, about 10 miles east of the state capital of Georgetown, and about 16 miles from the state's southern tip, South Carolina. It has a population of about 2,000. It is the only town in the state to have its own airport, which opened in 1998. The airport has a capacity of about 1,000 flights a day, and is located near the town's eastern tip. It was the first airport to open in South Carolina in the 1970s, and one of the first in the nation.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 138 people, 81 households, and 43 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 92.03% White, 7.25% African American, and 0.72% from two or more races. There were 521 housing units at an average density of 743.3 per square mile (287.4/km²) The town's population was spread out, with 8.0% under the age of 18, 15.9% from 25 to 44, 50.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in theTown was $51,964, and the median income. for a family was $97,125. There was none of the families and 1.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64. For every 100 females age 18 and over,there were 78.9 males. The town is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and was once part of the United States territory of Texas. It is now part of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, a state that has a population of more than 100,000. It was once the site of the Texas-Mexico border, but is no longer part of that state. It has been home to the University of Texas at San Antonio since the 1970s.

The Gray Man ghost

The Gray Man is a famous purported ghost local to Pawleys Island. He is said to have walked the coastline for nearly 200 years. The most common origin story is that in 1822 a young woman was staying on the island with her family when she received word that her fiancé was going to join her there. Her family took her to Charleston to see a doctor; within hours of their leaving a hurricane hit the coast and almost all of the Pawley's Island inhabitants died, but the family's house was untouched. The girl had distressing waking and night-dream visions of him. She later married her fiance and they had a son. The couple later divorced and have a daughter and son-in-law. The daughter is now married to a man who lives on another island and they have a son and daughter- in-law who live on the other side of the island. The Gray Man has never been seen or heard from since the family moved to the new island in the early 1900s. He has been known to walk the coast at night and warn people of hurricanes and other dangers. He was last seen at the end of the 19th century and is believed to still walk the coastline at night. His presence has been linked to the death of a man in the town of Pawleys, South Carolina. The man was killed when his horse stumbled in a marsh and sank into the mud. The woman's son was killed by the horse and the man's daughter died from her injuries.

Education

Pawleys Island has a public library, a branch of the Georgetown County Library. Pawleys Island is home to the U.S. Navy's 4th of July celebration. The island has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located in the central part of Georgetown County. The town is located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay and is known as "Pawley's Island" The island's name is derived from the word "pawley" which means "sea" or "island" in English. It also means " island" in the local dialect, or "pewley" in Spanish. It was named after Pawley's mother, who was born on the island in 1875. The name Pawley is now used to refer to the island's most famous resident, William Pawley, who died in 1881 at age 3. The Island's nickname is "the Island" and its name means "the island of the sea" in French. It's also known as the "Island of the Sea" because of its location in the middle of the ocean. It has a number of historic buildings, including a lighthouse, which dates back to the 17th century. The village's name comes from the name of its first inhabitant, William "William" Pawley. The current name is "The Island of the Seas" and was first used in 1876. The community is known for its hardworking, hard-working people.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina = 73.6. 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 33. 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 99. 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 Pawleys Island = 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 (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 2,021 individuals with a median age of 57.6 age the population grows by 38.41% in Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 185.45 residents per square mile of area (71.57/km²). There are average 1.63 people per household in the 117 households with an average household income of $75,879 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.00% of the available work force and has dropped -6.05% 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 14.90%. The number of physicians in Pawleys Island per 100,000 population = 232.4.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Pawleys Island = 54.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 112. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 35.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 29, 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 Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina which are owned by the occupant = 12.39%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 15 years with median home cost = $626,870 and home appreciation of -9.81%. 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 $4.47 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.

Study

The local school district spends $4,977 per student. There are 11.1 students for each teacher in the school, 576 students for each Librarian and 384 students for each Counselor. 10.29% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 30.86% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 24.00% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pawleys Island's population in Georgetown County, South Carolina of 3,559 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,57-fold to 2,021 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.97% female residents and 45.03% male residents live in Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina.

    As of 2020 in Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina are married and the remaining 40.00% are single population.

  • 23.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Pawleys Island 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.

    84.69% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car and 6.12% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina, 12.39% are owner-occupied homes, another 4.08% are rented apartments, and the remaining 83.52% are vacant.

  • The 42.71% of the population in Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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