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Welcome to James Island ...

The town of James Island is located in Charleston County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for James Island: James Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for James Island for more information about variations on the name of James Island.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, James Island has a population of 12,147 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The area code for James Island: (843)

The ZIP code for James Island: 29412<3>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, James Island had an population of 12,147 people. This is an increase of 8.18% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, James Island had a population of 11,228 people.

The population of James Island represents 0.24% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for James Island.

Communities near James Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near James Island.

  • North Charleston [Berkeley County]
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    • North Charleston [Berkeley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of James Island
    • 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<5>
  • Mount Pleasant [Charleston County]
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    • Mount Pleasant [Charleston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of James Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,799 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<5>
  • Goose Creek [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Creek
    • Goose Creek [Berkeley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of James Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,972 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goose Creek<5>
  • Hanahan [Berkeley County]
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    • Hanahan [Berkeley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of James Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,280 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanahan<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hollywood [Charleston County]
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      • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of James Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<5>
    • Isle-of-Palms [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle-of-Palms
      • Isle-of-Palms [Charleston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of James Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,371 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Isle-of-Palms<5>
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenel
      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of James Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<5>
    • Sullivan's Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sullivan's Island
      • Sullivan's Island [Charleston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of James Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,938 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan's Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sullivan's Island<5>
    • Seabrook Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook Island
      • Seabrook Island [Charleston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of James Island
      • 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<5>
    • Kiawah Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiawah Island
      • Kiawah Island [Charleston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of James Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiawah Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiawah Island<5>

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 James Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for James Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of James Island. 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 James Island.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for James Island ...

Looking for more information about James Island? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to James Island, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for James Island.

Adding James Island to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of James Island in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for James Island was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found James Island on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for James Island on our Genealogy Page.

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 James Island. 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 James Island.
<3>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 town (such as James Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether James Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- James Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for James Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from James IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in James Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7299, Longitude: -79.9561    
<5>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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