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Daniel Island

Daniel Island is a planned urban development island community. It is technically part of the city of Charleston, although separated by a buffer of 23 miles of rivers, marshes and creeks.  Once an isolated island farm and game preserve that was owned by the famous Guggenheim family, Daniel Island was planned as an exclusive suburb annexed to Charleston. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsored the efforts of a group of urban planners from around the country to develop a master plan that sought to develop the land on Daniel Island in a responsible manner. Redeveloping the island rested in its connection to the city of Charleston via the I 526 Mark Clark Expressway. The self contained “city within a city” was built completely from scratch, with everything from churches, to schools, as well a first-rate private golf club.

Downtown Daniel Island also offers residents a variety of businesses and services within walking distance of their neighborhoods. Shops, restaurants, office buildings, medical centers, a spa and fitness center,  a supermarket, and one of Charleston SC area's largest employers, BlackBaud software call Daniel Island home.

Daniel Island is the address for some of Charleston area's best schools. Bishop England, one of the state's finest and largest private high schools, is within walking distance of most residential neighborhoods. The public schools are part of the highly rated Berkeley County School District, which is noted for its physical facilities, low student-teacher ratios and an uncompromising commitment to excellence

The private Daniel Island Country Club has a nationally-ranked, 18-hole Tom Fazio golf course, and a second course is designed by Rees Jones. Other highlights on Daniel Island include MUSC Health Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery, the Charleston area’s own professional soccer team; and The Family Circle Tennis Center, an 18-court facility which is home of the world-renowned annual women's tennis tournament event, the Volvo Car open. Daniel Island also hosts the annual Susan G Komen 5K Race for the Cure as well as a variety of outdoor music festivals in the Volvo Car Stadium.  

Daniel Island’s traditional neighborhoods feature tree- and sidewalk-lined streets and classic southern-style architecture. A wide range of homes and townhomes offer a comprehensive selection of residential opportunities. Condominiums are also available in some neighborhoods, and in Daniel Island’s downtown area.

Daniel Island Real Estate

Between Jun 1 and Dec 30, 2022 121 homes sold on Daniel Island.  Prices ranged from $6,250,000 to $240,000 for a one bedroom condo. 61 homes sold were over $1,000,000.  The median price was $812,000.


For more information regarding specific neighborhoods in the Daniel Island area, contact Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.  Home sales include condominiums, investment properties, and fix and flips. Information provided by Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.

Daniel Island Census Information


Total population 18,865
Male population 9,063
Female population 9,802
Median age 38.00
Median age (male) 36.50
Median age (female) 38.70

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 3,762
Married 9,285
Separated 32
Widowed 531
Divorced 2,089

Population by age

Under 15 3,198
Age 15 to 24 1,798
Ages 25 to 44 6,115
Ages 45 to 64 5,209
Age 65 and over 2,545

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 14,682
Moved from abroad 115
Moved from a different state 1,813
Moved from the same county 638
Moved from the same state 1,321

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 17,803
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 740


White collar 9,241
Blue collar 1,257

Class of worker

Self employed 1,946
Private company 6,230
Not for profit company 591
Government workers 1,731


Total households 8,054
Family households 4,930
Non-family households 3,124
Households with children 2,172
Households without children 5,882
Average people per household 2.34

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 222
Some high school 1,860
Some college 3,104
Associate degree 676
Bachelors degree 6,111
Graduate degree 3,350


Average household income $160,627
Median household income $105,833
Median income under 25 $47,000
Median income 25-44 $90,114
Median income 45-64 $148,333
Median income over 65 $100,804

Housing occupancy

Housing units 8,787
Occupied housing units 8,054
Owner occupied units 5,158
Renter occupied units 2,896
Median housing costs per month $1,717
Median gross rent per month $1,552

Housing by year built

Year built median 2008
Built before 1939 28
Built between 1940 and 1949 0
Built between 1950 and 1959 39
Built between 1960 and 1969 43
Built between 1970 and 1979 18
Built between 1980 and 1989 175
Built between 1990 and 1999 827
Built between 2000 and 2009 4,282
Built after 2010 3,375

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 3,544
Houses without mortgage 1,614
Median value with mortgage $596,700
Median value without mortgage $612,700
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2021 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.