Yemassee, SC Population

Population: 807. Estimated population in July 2020: 839 (+4.0% change)
Males: 360 (44.6%), Females: 447 (55.4%)

Hampton County

Zip code: 29945

Median resident age: 32.7 years
Median household income: $24,868
Median house value: $70,600

Races in Yemassee:

  • Black (55.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (42.4%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (11.5%), German (4.7%), Irish (4.2%), English (3.6%).

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 4.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Yemassee

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 35.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Yemassee town

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 15.5%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

2.4% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.9% Latin America, 0.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +77 (+10.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Yemassee:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Yemassee:

  • BEAUFORT MCAS /MERRITT FIELD/ (about 19 miles; BEAUFORT, SC; Abbreviation: NBC)
  • HILTON HEAD (about 35 miles; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Abbreviation: HXD)
  • SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL (about 47 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Abbreviation: SAV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Yemassee:

  • RIDGELAND (about 18 miles; RIDGELAND, SC; Abbreviation: 3J1)
  • HAMPTON-VARNVILLE (about 19 miles; HAMPTON, SC; Abbreviation: 3J0)
  • LOWCOUNTRY RGNL (about 22 miles; WALTERBORO, SC; Abbreviation: RBW)
Amtrak station:
YEMASSEE (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Yemassee:

  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (about 52 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,565)
  • ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,945)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 58 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 63 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,162)
  • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (about 64 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 9,756)
Public primary/middle school in Yemassee:

  • FENNELL ELEMENTARY (Students: 315; Location: 131 YEMASSEE HIGHWAY; Grades: PK – 06)

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