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Welcome to Kiawah Island ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kiawah Island has a population of 1,773 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Island is near sea level<3>.

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

The area code for Kiawah Island: (843)

The ZIP code for Kiawah Island: 29455<4>

Websites for Kiawah Island ...

Official Website: www.kiawahisland.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kiawah Island had an population of 1,773 people. This is an increase of 9.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kiawah Island had a population of 1,626 people. This makes Kiawah Island the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Kiawah Island represents 0.04% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,626 people, the population of Kiawah Island increased 39.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,163 people).

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

Communities near Kiawah Island ...

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

  • Charleston [Charleston County]
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    • Charleston [Charleston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Kiawah Island
    • 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 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Kiawah 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<6>
  • James Island [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Island
    • James Island [Charleston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Kiawah Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,226 people
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  • Hollywood [Charleston County]
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    • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Kiawah Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
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      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Kiawah Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<6>
    • Folly Beach [Charleston County]
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      • Folly Beach [Charleston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Kiawah Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folly Beach<6>
    • Sullivan's Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sullivan's Island
      • Sullivan's Island [Charleston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Kiawah 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<6>
    • Seabrook Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook Island
      • Seabrook Island [Charleston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Kiawah 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<6>
    • Meggett [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meggett
      • Meggett [Charleston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Kiawah Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,304 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meggett<6>
    • Edisto Beach [Colleton County]
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      • Edisto Beach [Colleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Kiawah Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisto Beach

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kiawah Island ...

Looking for more information about Kiawah 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Charleston County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kiawah Island: www.kiawahisland.org/

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 Kiawah Island.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kiawah Island - 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 town (such as Kiawah Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kiawah Island 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kiawah Island) 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 Kiawah Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kiawah IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kiawah Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6057, Longitude: -80.0944    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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