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Folly Beach

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Folly Beach is a city located on historic Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,617 at the 2010 census, up from 2,116 at the 2000 census. Folly Beach is within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area.HistoryThe Folly North Site (38CH1213) and Secessionville Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyFolly Beach is located south of downtown Charleston at , along the Atlantic Ocean.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.9km2, of which 32.4km2 is land and 16.5km2, or 33.72%, is water.Known to Charleston locals as "the Edge of America", Folly Beach is home to numerous surf spots, the most popular being the Washout, 10th Street and the Folly Beach Pier. Despite its usually calm conditions, Folly Beach has gained prominence as one of the more popular surf spots along the East Coast. Folly Beach is an eclectic beach community with surf shops, restaurants, gift shops, offices, and bars along Center Street; the main road and gateway to the community.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 2,116 people, 1,060 households, and 489 families residing in the city. The population density was 172.7 people per square mile (66.6/km²). There were 1,747 housing units at an average density of 142.5 per square mile (55.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.64% White, 0.76% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.
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