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Hanahan, South Carolina
Hanahan, South Carolina is located in South Carolina
Hanahan, South Carolina
Hanahan, South Carolina
Location in South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Berkeley
Area
 • Total 11.56 sq mi (29.94 km2)
 • Land 10.53 sq mi (27.28 km2)
 • Water 1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
Elevation
52 ft (16 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 17,997
 • Estimate 
(2019)
26,917
 • Density 2,555.98/sq mi (986.83/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29410
Area code(s) 843, 854
FIPS code 45-32065
GNIS feature ID 1223013

Hanahan is a city in Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 12,937 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census puts the population at 17,997. Portions of the Naval Weapons Station Charleston, including the Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston, are located in Hanahan. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Hanahan is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area

Geography

Hanahan is located at the very south end of Berkeley County, and its city limits on the west and south sides are contiguous with the county line between Berkeley and Charleston counties. It was incorporated as a city in 1972.

Hanahan is bordered on the west and south by the city of North Charleston. To the east is the old Naval Weapons Station, which was formerly a submarine base, and is still federal property. A very small portion of this federal base is actually in Hanahan's city limits. Among other uses of the former submarine base, the Naval Consolidated Brig is there, as is the Navy's Nuclear Power School. To the east and north is the city of Goose Creek, as well as unincorporated portions of Berkeley County.

CSX Transportation has a main north-south track that runs along Hanahan's west city limit. Hanahan is primarily a residential city. It does have quite a number of major warehouses in the northeast and southeast portions of the city, most of whose business is tied directly to the Port of Charleston, aeronautics, logistics and the defense industries. There are two commercial districts, one in the southernmost section of the city and another in Tanner Plantation. There has been some commercial development in the area known as Tanner Plantation, a primarily residential portion of the city which has developed over about the last 15 years. Hanahan's proximity to rail and major roadways make it an ideal place for cargo warehousing.

The Otranto Plantation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.5 square miles (29.8 km2), of which 10.7 square miles (27.7 km2) is land and 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), or 7.14%, is water.

Community

Hanahan has three public schools for school aged children. Hanahan Elementary and Hanahan Middle School were both awarded National Blue Ribbon Award status by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014. Out of 5 schools in the entire state, Hanahan has two of them. Hanahan also continues to cultivate some of the best softball and baseball players in the state. Both the 9- and 11-year-old girls team won the Dixie Ponytails World Series Softball Championship in 2013 as well as the Dixie Angles World Series Softball Championship.

Hanahan has several professional services available: the city has a physician's office that has several doctors, five dental offices with multiple dentists, two veterinarians, a large land surveying company, one professional financial advisor, a fairly large firm of professional engineers in the city and defense related engineering firms.

Yeaman's Hall Club is located in Hanahan. Yeaman's is ranked the #2 private course in the State of South Carolina. Built in 1925.

Fishing and water sports are a large part of life in Hanahan. With several neighborhoods that have tidal water behind them, Hanahan has direct access to the Cooper River and the Charleston Harbor. Fishing is a very popular thing to do in Hanahan. The Goose Creek Reservoir is located in the middle of Hanahan. The Reservoir contains a wide range of fish species and hosts several tournaments per year.

Opened in 2013, the Hanahan Amphitheater is an outdoor community theater that hosts city run events, movies in the park and concerts. The Amphitheater is complete with concessions, setup for professional audio/video events and host weddings and other community events.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 13,224
1990 13,176 −0.4%
2000 12,937 −1.8%
2010 17,997 39.1%
2019 (est.) 26,917 49.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

With a population of 19,597, Hanahan is a growing city.

2020 census

Hanahan racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 13,136 64.63%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,397 11.79%
Native American 50 0.25%
Asian 869 4.28%
Pacific Islander 19 0.09%
Other/Mixed 1,184 5.83%
Hispanic or Latino 2,670 13.14%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 20,325 people, 8,891 households, and 6,031 families residing in the city.

Climate

Climate data for Hanahan, South Carolina (Airport), 1981–2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 59.0
(15)
62.8
(17.11)
69.6
(20.89)
76.5
(24.72)
83.2
(28.44)
88.4
(31.33)
91.1
(32.83)
89.6
(32)
84.9
(29.39)
77.1
(25.06)
69.8
(21)
61.6
(16.44)
76.1
(24.5)
Average low °F (°C) 38.1
(3.39)
41.2
(5.11)
47.2
(8.44)
53.8
(12.11)
62.4
(16.89)
70.2
(21.22)
73.6
(23.11)
72.9
(22.72)
67.8
(19.89)
57.3
(14.06)
48.1
(8.94)
40.6
(4.78)
56.1
(13.39)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.70
(94)
2.96
(75.2)
3.71
(94.2)
2.91
(73.9)
3.02
(76.7)
5.64
(143.3)
6.52
(165.6)
7.15
(181.6)
6.10
(154.9)
3.75
(95.3)
2.43
(61.7)
3.11
(79)
50.99
(1,295.1)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.1
(0.3)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
0.6
(1.5)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 9.5 8.6 7.9 7.7 7.8 11.9 13.0 13.2 10.0 7.3 7.0 8.7 112.6
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.4
Sunshine hours 179.8 189.3 244.9 276.0 294.5 279.0 288.3 257.3 219.0 223.2 189.0 170.5 2,810.8
Source: NOAA, HKO (sun only, 1961–1990)

Education

Hanahan has three public schools for school aged children. Hanahan Elementary and Hanahan Middle School were both awarded National Blue Ribbon Award status by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014. Out of 5 schools in the entire state, Hanahan has two of them. Hanahan also continues to cultivate some of the best softball and baseball players in the state. Both the 9- and 11-year-old girls team won the Dixie Ponytails World Series Softball Championship in 2013 as well as the Dixie Angles World Series Softball Championship.

Hanahan has a public library, a branch of the Berkeley County Library System.

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