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Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Beach is a city located in Charleston County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,116.


\nFolly Beach is located at 32°39'58" North, 79°56'21" West (32.666152, -79.939213)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.3 km² (18.6 mi²). 31.8 km² (12.3 mi²) of it is land and 16.5 km² (6.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 34.23% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,116 people, 1,060 households, and 489 families residing in the city. The population density is 66.6/km² (172.7/mi²). There are 1,747 housing units at an average density of 55.0/km² (142.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.64% White, 0.76% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,060 households out of which 13.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% are married couples living together, 4.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 53.8% are non-families. 33.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.00 and the average family size is 2.51. In the city the population is spread out with 10.9% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.6 males. The median income for a household in the city is $46,935, and the median income for a family is $66,058. Males have a median income of $34,125 versus $30,075 for females. The per capita income for the city is $30,493. 12.5% of the population and 4.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.7% are under the age of 18 and 2.5% are 65 or older.