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James Island, South Carolina
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a motivating factor in choosing which location works for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for James Island is around 16.7% of the average person's monthly income. James Island has a median home value of around $260,183 and the median cost of rent is $1,155 per month.
Demographics and Values
In James Island, 68.0% participate in the labor force, 12.3% have some form of disability, 7.6% live in poverty, and 10.7% do not have health insurance. Racially, the population of James Island is 10.3% black, 2.7% Asian, 84.9% white, 1.8% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% Native American, 1.8% Hispanic, and 0.2% other or not specified. The current population of James Island consists of 12,083 people. James Island has a population density of 983 people per square mile. In James Island, 8.3% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 50.6% are female and 49.4% are male. The median age of James Island is 44 years old. In terms of education, 24.2% have a high-school diploma, 14.1% have a graduate degree, and 44.9% have a college degree.
An overview of South Carolina
Overall, South Carolina ranks 42nd in quality of life and 36th in healthcare compared to other US states. Residents of South Carolina enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 34th in the United States. 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. In terms of resources, South Carolina has a cost of living index of 98.3, a grocery index rating of 101.9, and a housing index rating of 85.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 55% voted for the Republican candidate while 41% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, South Carolina ranks 24th in the nation. The median age in the state is 40, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. In South Carolina, 47% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 8,051 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in South Carolina is 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. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 66F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 26F in the month of January. 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 most precipitation occurs in August with an average of 7.64 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of South Carolina is around 4.10 inches. The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 72%. 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 common yarrow, devil's walking stick, blue wild indigo, and butterfly weed. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the southern fox squirrel, the wild hog, or the manatee. The state animal of South Carolina is the white-tailed deer.