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Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island is a town located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,841.


\nParris Island is located at 32°19'44" North, 80°41'41" West (32.328944, -80.694619)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.8 km² (19.6 mi²). 31.5 km² (12.2 mi²) of it is land and 19.3 km² (7.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 37.96% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 4,841 people, 318 households, and 297 families residing in the town. The population density is 153.7/km² (398.0/mi²). There are 358 housing units at an average density of 11.4/km² (29.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 69.14% White, 17.35% African American, 0.83% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 7.13% from other races, and 3.68% from two or more races. 13.16% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 318 households out of which 72.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 87.7% are married couples living together, 4.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 6.3% are non-families. 4.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.31 and the average family size is 3.40. In the town the population is spread out with 10.6% under the age of 18, 72.4% from 18 to 24, 15.7% from 25 to 44, 1.2% from 45 to 64, and 0.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 20 years. For every 100 females there are 303.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 339.3 males. The median income for a household in the town is $46,335, and the median income for a family is $45,750. Males have a median income of $17,428 versus $16,359 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,216. 6.9% of the population and 7.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.1% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.