James Island

This suburb offers easy access to all the amenities of downtown Charleston

Overview for James Island, SC

11,618 people live in James Island, where the median age is 41.2 and the average individual income is $44,238. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,618

Total Population

41.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$44,238

Average individual Income

Welcome to James Island 

A prestigious coastal community featuring stately homes and a laid-back atmosphere 
 
James Island is included in the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area. The town of James Island is in the southern and central parts of James Island. James Island attracts people from all over the United States. Close to the beaches and downtown Charleston, James Island is in a prime location. It is situated across the harbor from Downtown Charleston, and this suburb offers easy access to all the amenities of downtown Charleston. 
 
James Island has all the amenities any community needs. Markets, retail stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and boutique shops are all on James Island. Residents of James Island can access West Ashley and downtown Charleston in 10 to 15 minutes. Folly Beach is also a noted area close to James Island. Seaside Plantation and Ocean Neighbors are popular neighborhoods on James Island that are within biking distance of the beach. 
 
 

What to Love

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Things to Do

 
 
Schools
Charleston County School District serves the schools in James Island. The following are some of the most notable schools on James Island: 
 
 

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Demographics and Employment Data for James Island, SC

James Island has 4,309 households, with an average household size of 2.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in James Island do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,618 people call James Island home. The population density is 2,449.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,618

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.2

Median Age

50.64 / 49.36%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,309

Total Households

2.69

Average Household Size

$44,238

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around James Island, SC

There's plenty to do around James Island, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

12
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
28
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Guilded Horn, Aussie Casual Sole, and APB.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.98 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.17 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.12 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.24 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.8 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Weddington James Island, SC

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby James Island. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5

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