Kiawah Island, SC Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 3,070 housing units in Kiawah Island. This represents a 50.3% growth from 2,043 in 1990.

Of those housing units, none were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 3,070 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Kiawah Island is about 97.8%. Kiawah Island's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 81.9%. Average household size is 2.09 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Kiawah Island were built after 1990.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.10%
One Bedroom15.50%
Two Bedrooms21.90%
Three Bedrooms42.20%
Four Bedrooms14.40%
Five Bedrooms or more3%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.08
Median year structure was built1989
Median Value of occupied units$796,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$895,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.5
Median year structure was built1993
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$2,001

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage2.80%
Home Equity Loan9.90%
Simple Mortgage48.30%
Debt Free39%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.3%