- Parris Island, South Carolina
official_name = Parris Island, South Carolina
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Parris Island, South Carolina
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 50.8
area_land_km2 = 31.5
area_water_km2 = 19.3
area_total_sq_mi = 19.6
area_land_sq_mi = 12.2
area_water_sq_mi = 7.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4841
population_density_km2 = 153.7
population_density_sq_mi = 398.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 32 |latm = 19 |lats = 44 |latNS = N
longd = 80 |longm = 41 |longs = 41 |longEW = W
Parris Island is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 4,841 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Parris Island is included within the Beaufort Urban Cluster and the larger Hilton Head Island–Beaufort Micropolitan Statistical Area.
A town named Santa Elena was founded here by Spanish
Conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. It was the capital of La Florida from 1566 to 1587, during which time Spanish explorers sailed from Santa Elena to explore the Tennessee valley and Chesapeake Bay.
Parris Island is located at coor dms|32|19|44|N|80|41|41|W|city (32.328944, -80.694619)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.6 square miles (50.8 km²), of which, 12.2 square miles (31.5 km²) of it is land and 7.4 square miles (19.3 km²) of it (37.96%) is water.
The land was previously owned by Zachariah McGill, A wealthy south Carolinian land owner of mixed white/Indian ancestry through the early to mid 1800s. Many questions and an unresolved legal battle still linger regarding the sale of Parris island to the US military in
1883under questionable circumstances.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,841 people, 318 households, and 297 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 398.0 people per square mile (153.7/km²). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 29.4/sq mi (11.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.14% White, 17.35% African American, 0.83% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 7.13% from other races, and 3.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.16% of the population.
There were 318 households out of which 72.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 87.7% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 6.3% were non-families. 4.4% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.40.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 10.6% under the age of 18, 72.4% from 18 to 24, 15.7% from 25 to 44, and 1.2% from 45 to 64. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females there were 303.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 339.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,335, and the median income for a family was $45,750. Males had a median income of $17,428 versus $16,359 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $11,216. About 7.6% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Parris Island Museum
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