Isle, South Carolina

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High Points

Isle strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Isle Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Isle College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Isle Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Isle Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Isle Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Isle People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 13% Isle Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Isle, South Carolina

Comparing Isle to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 1
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
People Living Alone 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 9
Low Property Crime 2 6

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Isle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Charleston, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 179 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Charleston
Metro Area Charleston - North Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 29451
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.786
Longitude -79.795

Isle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.5 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
Distance 26.3 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 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 59 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
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Isle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,583 100%
Male 2,271 49.6%
Female 2,312 50.4%
Under 18 873 19%
18+ 3,710 81%
65+ 697 15.2%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 2.72
White 4,502 98.2%
African-American 16 0.3%
Asian 24 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.2%
Other 6 0.1%
Mixed Race 27 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 55 1.2%

Estimated Isle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,579
Growth -4
Growth % -0.1%

Isle Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 18.7%
German 14.3%
Irish 13.1%
US/American 10.9%
Scotch-Irish 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Italian 5.3%
Scottish 4.5%
European 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Dutch 1.7%
Polish 1.6%
Swedish 1.3%
British 1.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Lebanese 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Finnish 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dewees Island (29451)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Isle 4,583 $88,874
Awendaw 1,195 $42,917
Charleston 96,650 $48,705
Folly Beach 2,116 $66,058
Goose Creek 29,208 $47,937
Mount Pleasant 47,609 $71,165
North Charleston 79,641 $32,868
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