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Sullivans Island is a town in Charleston County, in the Charleston metro area.
The latitude of Sullivans Island is 32.763N. The longitude is -79.836W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,854.
Fort Moultrie, built here during the Revolution to protect Charleston harbor from the British, was one of the sites from which Confederate troops shelled Fort Sumter in 1861.
Charlestonians started building summer cottages on the island in the early 1800s.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sullivans Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Charleston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charleston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29482 ZIP code.
12% of Sullivans Island residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sullivans Island ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sullivans Island was $49,427, compared with $21,587 nationally.
65% of Sullivans Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sullivans Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $906. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,509.
Charleston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sullivans Island political report.
The average commute time for Sullivans Island workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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