The city of Hanahan is located in central South Carolina's Berkeley County, just over two miles north of North Charleston. It is a small but growing city with a population of over 16,000 as of 2009, a 25 % increase since the year 2000. The influx of new inhabitants may be due in part to the city's low crime rate, which in recent years has been below the U.S. average. The city is also affluent, having a higher household income rate compared to the state average by over $5,000 annually. Politically speaking, the city in the most recent presidential elections has fallen on the side of the Republicans, but only marginally.
The Hanahan, South Carolina yellow pages is full of local restaurants and bars with multi-cultural dining options available along with local southern cuisine. Local businesses including museums, colleges and stores are all easily found in the Hanahan, South Carolina business directory. Many of the city's amenities are located in its historic, picturesque downtown area. The area surrounding the city offers a range of outdoor activities including parks and beaches, as well old historic plantations.
Hanahan has typical South Carolina weather, with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The average summer temperatures are in the low 80s with highs in the 90s. Early morning humidity hovers around 90 percent year-round, with afternoon summer levels around 60 percent. Winter temperatures average around 50 degrees with lows in the high 30s. Snowfall is extremely rare but can occur in December, with an average of well under 1 inch. In terms of extreme weather and natural disasters, the city's tornado activity is below both the state and U.S. average. Its earthquake average is above state average but well below the U.S. average.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan