"Swing Bridge Trouble Spot" Socastee by grandmaR

Socastee Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 31 photos

Socastee, South Carolina (SC), United States

In 1936 Intracoastal Waterway was completed and dedicated at Socastee April 11.

Latitude
33?41'N

Longitude
79?00'W

We go through Socastee via Socastee Creek at the end of the Pine Island Cut. Socastee Creek joins the Waccamaw River near Enterprise Landing. They have built a high fixed bridge here, but they retain the old swing bridge. It is necessary to call the Socastee bridge on the radio, and so it is necessary to know how to pronounce the name of the town. I always do it wrong.

Pronunciation
SAW-kuh-stee

I usually pronounce it saw CAST ee. I'll have to remember the correct pronounciation.

Socastee (SAW-kuh-stee), uninc. city, Population ((year 2000): 14,295 Males: 7,217 (50.5%), Females: 7,078 (49.5%)), Horry co., E S.C., 6 mi/9.7 km W of Myrtle Beach, on Intracoastal Waterway; El Socastee Yacht Basin is here.

Resort area.

Elevation: 14 feet
Land area: 13.4 square miles
Zip code: 29575

Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $40,436 (year 2000)
Median house value: $109,500 (year 2000)

Ancestries: United States (14.5%), Irish (13.8%), German (12.8%), English (10.2%), Italian (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

For population 25 years and over in Socastee CDP

High school or higher: 83.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
Unemployed: 4.6%
Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Socastee CDP

Never married: 24.9%
Now married: 56.7%
Separated: 2.3%
Widowed: 3.8%
Divorced: 12.3%
5.4% Foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (83.0 miles, pop. 75,838).

Nearest cities: Forestbrook, SC (3.1 miles), Surfside Beach, SC (5.5 miles), Garden City, SC (6.9 miles), Red Hill, SC (7.2 miles), Myrtle Beach, SC (8.1 miles), Bucksport, SC (8.4 miles), Murrells Inlet, SC (10.1 miles), Conway, SC (11.4 miles).

Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (21.0%), Retail trade (18.6%), Construction (11.8%).

  • Last visit to Socastee: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 8, 2004
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