Folly Beach, South Carolina

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Folly Beach is a city, located on historic Folly Island, in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,117 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Folly Beach is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area.

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Geography

Folly Beach is located at 32°39′58″N 79°56′21″W / 32.66611°N 79.93917°W / 32.66611; -79.93917 (32.666152, -79.939213)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.3 km²), of which, 12.3 square miles (31.8 km²) of it is land and 6.4 square miles (16.5 km²) of it (34.23%) is water.

The beautiful Washout, on the Atlantic side of Folly Beach, is one of the more popular surfing spots on the East Coast despite its usually calm conditions.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,116 people, 1,060 households, and 489 families residing in the city. The population density was 172.7 people per square mile (66.6/km²). There were 1,747 housing units at an average density of 142.5/sq mi (55.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.64% White, 0.76% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.

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