Johns Island

A rugged and rural locale in Charleston County.

Welcome to Johns Island

 
A rugged and rural locale in Charleston County, Johns Island was named after Saint John Parish of Barbados by the first English colonial settlers on the island who had come from there. Since then, several feature movies have even been filmed on the island, including The Notebook.
 
At 84 square miles, it is the largest island in the state of South Carolina and the fourth largest on the US east coast. Johns Island is bordered inshore of Seabrook and Kiawah, to the east of Wadmalaw, and to the west of Folly and James Islands. It is separated from the mainland and its bordering islands by the horseshoe-shaped tidal Stono River, which forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway. 
 
The island's proximity to downtown Charleston and its scenic property have made it an active location for development. While this trend is expected to continue, and the population to grow with numerous high-density developments created in parts of the island zoned into the City of Charleston many conservation organizations are striving for ecologically friendly growth. 
 
This hidden gem of an area is home to scores of wildlife species and biodiversity including deer, alligators, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, otters, and wild hogs. The rivers and marshes abound with fish and shellfish, especially oysters, and dolphins. The number of bird species is in the hundreds including bald eagles, osprey, wild turkeys, owls, hawks, herons, egrets, and ducks while the flora is just as abundant, teeming with native and imported species as well as crops.
 
 

Overview for Johns Island, SC

25,146 people live in Johns Island, where the median age is 51 and the average individual income is $68,519. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,146

Total Population

51 years

Median Age

High

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

$68,519

Average individual Income

Around Johns Island, SC

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

25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Jeremiah Farm and Goat Dairy, Sub Tropic, and Taqueria La Michoacana.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.89 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.37 miles 13 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 2.54 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.68 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Johns Island, SC

Johns Island has 10,844 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Johns Island do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,146 people call Johns Island home. The population density is 448.664 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,146

Total Population

High

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

51

Median Age

47.9 / 52.1%

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
10,844

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$68,519

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in Johns Island, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Johns 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
Mt. Zion Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Montessori School Of Johns Island
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Charleston Collegiate School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
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