Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Awendaw is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,195 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Awendaw is located at 32°59′11″N, 79°38′36″W (32.986445, -79.643451).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.9 km² (8.4 mi²). 21.4 km² (8.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (2.01%) is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,195 people, 400 households, and 312 families residing in the town. The population density was 55.7/km² (144.3/mi²). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 20.7/km² (53.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.60% African American, 34.39% White, 0.08% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.
There were 400 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.47.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $31,696 versus $21,422 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,781. About 13.5% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 18.1% of those age 65 or over.

Awendaw, South Carolina Demographics
The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system.
Mayor William H. Alston.
Council Members
Town Clerk

Jeffrey Coan, Sr., Mayor Pro Tempor
Delores Cooper
Miriam C. Green
Bryan McNeal, Jr.
The council is said to soon pass an ordinace to establish council districts and add two new council seats.
Samuel Brown The Blue Crab Festival
William H. Alston - African American Mayor of The Year for 2005 and mayor of Awendaw since 1992.
Sam Thompson - Opened Awendaw's first grocery store, Sam's Store. In 1929 it later became E & A Grocery & Gas and a National Landmark. It was burnt down in July 2005 by robbers who set it on fire, broke into the store after hours and stole the cash register.

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