Folly Beach is fondly referred to by locals as the, Edge of America. Folly Beach stands as a proud bastion of the ascetic of life as self-expression and its small population of about 2200 year around residents is tied to the sea and the waterways of the island. You will find homes from the grand to shabby chic cottages. Dining is casual and live entertainment is featured at many establishments.
It is a family beach, alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the beach, and in many ways a local beach
favored by area residents for day trips to the beach. Its ocean fishing pier is very popular. Here you will find real estate prices are lower than the other Charleston area beaches. But it is still a wonderful beach community.
We would be delighted to join you in discovering the, Edge of America.
There were 1,060 households out of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.8% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.51.
In the city the age distribution of the population shows 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,935, and the median income for a family was $66,058. Males had a median income of $34,125 versus $30,075 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,493. About 4.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.