Meggett, South Carolina

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Meggett, South Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 14% Meggett Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 16% Meggett Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Meggett People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Meggett College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Meggett, South Carolina

Comparing Meggett 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 2
Well-Paid Single Men 7 9
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 6 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 1
Affordability of Rents 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Meggett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SW of North Charleston, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Charleston
Metro Area Charleston - North Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 29449
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.717
Longitude -80.239

Meggett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.4 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 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 73 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 57 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 57 F
Apr Temp 59 to 73 F
Jul Temp 77 to 89 F
Oct Temp 62 to 75 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
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Meggett Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,230 100%
Male 631 51.3%
Female 599 48.7%
Under 18 264 21.5%
18+ 966 78.5%
65+ 168 13.7%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.9
White 969 78.8%
African-American 249 20.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated Meggett Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,344
Growth 114
Growth % 9.3%

Meggett 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.8%
English 16.8%
German 11.9%
US/American 9.8%
Irish 8%
French (except Basque) 4.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Scottish 3.2%
French Canadian 2%
Dutch 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
Italian 0.9%
European 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Lebanese 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rantowels (29449)
Yonges Island (29449)

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)
Meggett 1,230 $51,667
Edisto Beach 641 $68,056
Hollywood 3,946 $35,406
Kiawah Island 1,163 $83,829
Lincolnville 904 $31,932
Ravenel 2,214 $36,477
Seabrook Island 1,250 $84,392
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