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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is influenced by the community in which it is located. The rent burden for Hilton Head Island is around 19.2% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Hilton Head Island is around $452,812 and the median price for rent is around $1,396 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 16.9% have a high-school diploma, 20.8% have a graduate degree, and 52.0% have a college degree. Hilton Head Island has a population density of 373 people per square mile. In Hilton Head Island, 10.8% of the population are veterans. Demographically, Hilton Head Island is 6.8% black, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 85.2% white, 12.7% Hispanic, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.5% mixed race, and 5.3% other or not specified. Out of the total city population, 48.4% are male and 51.6% are female. The median age of Hilton Head Island is 56 years old. Out of the total population of Hilton Head Island, 53.2% participate in the labor force, 10.9% live in poverty, 11.1% have some form of disability, and 7.5% consider themselves widows.
An overview of South Carolina
The natural beauty of South Carolina is ranked 34th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, South Carolina has a cost of living index rating of 98, a grocery index rating of 102, and a housing index rating of 85. The quality of life enjoyed by the average South Carolina citizen is ranked 42nd nation-wide. Additionally, South Carolina is ranked 36th by standards of healthcare. The state of South Carolina has 71 hospitals and 189 health centers, providing care to a population of 5,147,823. Gus Greer Memorial Hospital, Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, and Roper Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, South Carolina ranks 24th in the nation. Forty-seven percent of South Carolina residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 8,051 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 55% voted for the Republican candidate while 41% voted for the Democratic candidate. In South Carolina, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 40.
State-wide weather information
South Carolina experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of August. The average air quality index rating in South Carolina is 35.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 42.6 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of South Carolina is around 4.10 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of August at around 7.64 inches. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 59F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in South Carolina drops to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 66F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 26F in the month of January. While residents of South Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Carolina can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornadoes, and and floods.
Wildlife to be found in South Carolina
The state of South Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sweet birch, butterfly weed, white snakeroot, and common leopard bane. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the wild hog, the southern fox squirrel, or the manatee. The state animal of South Carolina is the white-tailed deer.