Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Population 2019

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina's estimated population is 39,639 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is the 10th largest city in South Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 958.32 people/mi² (370.01 people/km²).

The overall median age is 55.7 years, 54.5 years for males, and 57.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.34 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is $72,569, while the mean household income is $113,307.

Hilton Head Island Sc Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hilton Head Island Sc was:

  • White: 85.25%
  • Black or African American: 6.80%
  • Other race: 5.27%
  • Two or more races: 1.47%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%

How Many People Live in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina?

39,639
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201839,639-382-0.95%
201740,021410.10%
201639,980-67-0.17%
201540,0476041.53%
201439,4436721.73%
201338,7717011.84%
201238,0706671.78%
201137,4031930.52%
201037,2103,3480.95%
200033,86210,1683.64%
199023,69412,3507.64%
198011,34411,04419.92%
19603000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018217,6862,7961.28%
2017214,8903,6441.70%
2016211,2463,9931.89%
2015207,2535,5362.67%
2014201,7174,4332.20%
2013197,2844,1592.11%
2012193,1253,8181.98%
2011189,3071,5300.81%
2010187,7770.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White33,815
Black or African American2,696
Some Other Race2,091
Two or More Races584
Asian399
American Indian and Alaska Native57
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander24

Hilton Head Island Sc Population Pyramid 2019

Hilton Head Island Sc Median Age

55.7


Total

54.5


Male

57.2


Female

Hilton Head Island Sc Adults

There are 33,678 adults, (13,488 of whom are seniors) in Hilton Head Island Sc.

Hilton Head Island Sc Age Dependency

96.5

Age Dependency Ratio

66.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Hilton Head Island Sc Sex Ratio

Female

20,465

51.59%

Male

19,201

48.41%

Hilton Head Island Sc Households and Families

Hilton Head Island Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hilton Head Island Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All76.6%23.4%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Male52.7%47.3%
Female51%49%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,8682.3476.6
Married9,7162.786.9
Non Family5,6281.3265.8
Female1,1773.6751
Male3474.2652.7

2.77

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hilton Head Island Sc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8912.78%
9th to 12th Grade1,1533.60%
High School Graduate5,39516.86%
Some College5,62017.56%
Associates Degree2,3027.19%
Bachelors Degree9,99931.24%
Graduate Degree6,64320.76%

Hilton Head Island Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,69326,12315,686
Hispanic3,0301,847261
Black1,8571,566440
Other Race1,270658105
Asian369369203
Multiple Races11811824
Native American26264
Islander242424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,358$38,480$30,579
Less Than High School$23,871$25,394$19,487
High School Grad$20,579$21,942$17,233
Some College$34,884$41,986$29,923
Bachelors Degree$42,795$59,313$34,453
Graduate Degree$50,547$61,078$45,763

$33,358

Average Earnings

$38,480

Average Male

$30,579

Average Female

Hilton Head Island Sc Language

Hilton Head Island Sc Language by Age

Hilton Head Island Sc Language

85.41% of Hilton Head Island Sc residents speak only English, while 14.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.63% of the population.

Hilton Head Island Sc Poverty

Hilton Head Island Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,0481,71333.93%
White30,9471,5795.10%
Black2,66594735.53%
Other2,09143920.99%
Multiple58411720.03%
Asian399235.76%
Native571017.54%

10.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.65%

Male Poverty Rate

12.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hilton Head Island Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island Sc is Black, with 35.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island Sc is White, with 5.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.84%
High School16.32%
Some College9.68%
Bachelors or Greater3.40%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.55%
Male Unemployed39.55%
Female Employed6.74%
Male Employed5.15%

Hilton Head Island Sc Income

Hilton Head Island Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$72,569$113,307
Families$95,787$136,631
Married Families$102,899-
Non Families$42,230$63,540

Hilton Head Island Sc Marital Status

Hilton Head Island Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

61.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hilton Head Island Sc Married by Age and Sex

Hilton Head Island Sc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hilton Head Island Sc Marital Status by Race

Hilton Head Island Sc Veterans

3,629

Number of Veterans

3,475

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,788
Korea516
World War II379
First Gulf War376
Second Gulf War204

Hilton Head Island Sc Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,34711.31%
Black26813.67%
Hispanic240.70%
Indian1453.85%

Hilton Head Island Sc Veterans by Education

5.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hilton Head Island Sc Employment Status

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hilton Head Island Sc Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

16.80%

Born in South Carolina

87.16%

Native Born

12.84%

Foreign Born

9.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.16% of Hilton Head Island Sc residents were born in the United States, with 16.80% having been born in South Carolina. 9.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.