Isle of Palms, South Carolina

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Isle of Palms is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population on the island was 4,583. Isle of Palms is a barrier island on the South Carolina coast. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Isle of Palms is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.4 km²).4.5 square miles (11.6 km²) of it is land (80.56%) and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (19.44%) is water.

It is the location of the Wild Dunes Resort.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,583 people, 1,942 households, and 1,382 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,025.9 people per square mile (395.9/km²). There were 3,881 housing units at an average density of 868.7/sq mi (335.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.23% White, 1.20% Hispanic or Latino, 0.35% African American, 0.52% Asian, 0.15% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races.

There were 1,942 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.72.

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