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Welcome to Folly Beach ...

The city of Folly Beach is located in Charleston County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Folly Beach: Folly Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Folly Beach has a population of 2,667 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Folly Beach.

Folly Beach is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Folly Beach lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Folly Beach is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Folly Beach: 29439<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Folly Beach had an population of 2,667 people. This is an increase of 1.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Folly Beach had a population of 2,617 people. This makes Folly Beach the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Folly Beach represents 0.06% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 96th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,617 people, the population of Folly Beach increased 23.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,116 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Folly Beach.

Communities near Folly Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Folly Beach.

  • Charleston [Charleston County]
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    • Charleston [Charleston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Folly Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<6>
  • North Charleston [Berkeley County]
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    • North Charleston [Berkeley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Folly Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 118,752 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Charleston<6>
  • Mount Pleasant [Charleston County]
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    • Mount Pleasant [Charleston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Folly Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,799 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<6>
  • Hanahan [Berkeley County]
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    • Hanahan [Berkeley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Folly Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,280 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanahan<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • James Island [Charleston County]
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      • James Island [Charleston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Folly Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,226 people
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    • Hollywood [Charleston County]
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      • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Folly Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<6>
    • Isle-of-Palms [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle-of-Palms
      • Isle-of-Palms [Charleston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Folly Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle-of-Palms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Isle-of-Palms<6>
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
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      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Folly Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<6>
    • Sullivan's Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sullivan's Island
      • Sullivan's Island [Charleston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Folly Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,938 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sullivan's Island<6>
    • Seabrook Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook Island
      • Seabrook Island [Charleston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Folly Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seabrook Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seabrook Island<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Folly Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Folly Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Folly Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Folly Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Folly Beach. See our Newspapers Page for Folly Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Folly Beach ...

Looking for more information about Folly Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Folly Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Folly Beach.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Charleston County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Folly Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Charleston County: www.charlestoncounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Charleston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Folly Beach.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Folly Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Folly Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Folly Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Folly Beach) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Folly Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Folly BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Folly Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6555, Longitude: -79.9408    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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