Introduction to Hanahan, South Carolina

Hanahan, South Carolina is 13 miles N of North Charleston, South Carolina (center to center) and 157 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is in Charleston county. The city is part of the Charleston - North Charleston metro area. The population of Hanahan is 12,937.

Hanahan History

The city of Hanahan is situated in Berkeley County, which was founded in 1682. The region's population was estimated at 13,818 from the 2005 census. The CSX Railroad has a main north-south track which runs through Hanahan's west city limit. The region was incorporated as a city in the year 1972.

Hanahan and nearby Attractions

  • Madeline Carol Gallery
  • North Woods Community Park
  • Highland Terrace Liberty Park
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Museum
  • Fain's RV Park
  • Hanahan Recreation & Park Department

Things To Do In Hanahan

There are many interesting sightseeing spots in and around Hanahan. You can enjoy an excursion with your family to these nearby places. The city also has several parks and many restaurant and cafes which you can enjoy with friends and family members.

Hanahan Transportation

Charleston AFB/International is the nearest international airport to the city.

Hanahan Higher Education

Some of the institutes of higher education are Charleston Southern University, Trident Technical College, and College of Charleston.


Total Population 19,707
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,769
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.2%
Median Earnings25+ $35,136
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,074
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,936


Median Family Income $58,135
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $944
Median House Value $181,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.7%
Irish 14.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hanahan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of North Charleston, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Charleston
Metro Area Charleston - North Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 29406
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29410
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.05
Longitude -80.02

Hanahan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 72 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hanahan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chas (29406, 29410)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Goose Creek 39,408 $65,797
Lincolnville 1,299 $41,149
Moncks Corner 9,108 $63,915
North Charleston 104,146 $46,801
Ridgeville 1,929 $49,844
Summerville 46,200 $65,430

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Hanahan High Schools

Serves 856 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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