Beaufort County, South Carolina Population 2018

Beaufort County, South Carolina's estimated population is 186,844 with a growth rate of 6.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Beaufort County, South Carolina is the 10th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017186,84411,5286.58%
2016175,316-8,181-4.46%
2016183,4973,6012.00%
2015179,8964,6632.66%
2014175,2334,1252.41%
2013171,1083,6062.15%
2012167,5023,5882.19%
2011163,9141,0690.66%
2010162,84576,42088.42%
199086,42521,06132.22%
198065,36414,22827.82%
197051,1366,94915.73%
196044,18717,19463.70%
195026,9934,95622.49%
194022,0372221.02%
193021,815-454-2.04%
192022,269-8,086-26.64%
191030,355-5,140-14.48%
190035,4951,3764.03%
189034,1193,94313.07%
188030,176-4,183-12.17%
187034,359-5,694-14.22%
186040,0531,2483.22%
185038,8053,0118.41%
184035,794-1,238-3.34%
183037,0324,83315.01%
182032,1996,31224.38%
181025,8875,45926.72%
180020,4281,6758.93%
179018,7530.00%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White129,693
Black or African American32,247
Some Other Race6,620
Two or More Races4,170
Asian2,102
American Indian and Alaska Native420
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander64

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Beaufort County, South Carolina Median Age

43.6


Total

40.6


Male

46.4


Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Adults

There are 140,428 adults, (42,426 of which are seniors) in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Age Dependency

78.8

Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

88,946

50.73%

Male

86,370

49.27%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Households and Families

Beaufort County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Beaufort County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
All70.5%29.5%
Non Family63.1%36.9%
Male53.9%46.1%
Female49.5%50.5%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Beaufort County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All67,3452.5270.5
Married36,5972.9279.9
Non Family21,5521.3263.1
Female7,0513.849.5
Male2,1453.6353.9

3.01

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Beaufort County, South Carolina Households

Beaufort County, South Carolina Education

Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1732.56%
9th to 12th Grade6,2025.00%
High School Graduate28,21122.74%
Some College27,05121.80%
Associates Degree10,2858.29%
Bachelors Degree29,38923.69%
Graduate Degree19,75015.92%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White90,78987,68743,604
Black20,69717,9203,705
Hispanic9,8636,642859
Other Race3,6462,188207
Asian1,6351,424664
Multiple Races1,2741,121275
Native American27924138
Islander191915

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 78.95%.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,758$37,301$26,957
Less Than High School$19,313$19,665$16,925
High School Grad$25,915$30,490$20,883
Some College$31,458$40,902$25,568
Bachelors Degree$38,914$50,207$33,673
Graduate Degree$51,584$62,389$46,299

$31,758

Average Earnings

$37,301

Average Male

$26,957

Average Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language by Age

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

88.04% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 11.96% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.19% of the population.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black31,2808,38426.80%
White114,4927,8826.88%
Hispanic18,8163,98721.19%
Other6,3481,59325.09%
Multiple3,93076419.44%
Asian2,0191929.51%
Islander191578.95%
Native395143.54%

12.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.82%

Male Poverty Rate

13.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina is Islander, with 78.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina is Native, with 3.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.23%.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.98%
High School13.75%
Some College8.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.99%
Male Unemployed19.60%
Female Employed8.56%
Male Employed7.03%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Income

Beaufort County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,227$82,449
Families$69,564$94,905
Married Families$80,511$107,867
Non Families$36,216$53,211

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by War

18,713

Number of Veterans

17,106

Male Veterans

1,607

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam7,023
Second Gulf War4,143
First Gulf War3,174
Korea1,928
World War II1,262

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 745,126
75+4,832
35 to 543,488
55 to 642,756
18 to 342,511

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,88514.38%
Black3,26014.05%
Hispanic5804.94%
2 or More25016.10%
Other1864.43%
Asian754.47%
Indian5724.46%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

4.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment Status

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment by Age

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Beaufort County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hilton Head Island370964050034049.18%
Bluffton1337518897552241.29%
Beaufort12447134459988.02%
Port Royal1068912785209619.61%
Hardeeville 30605721266186.96%
Ridgeland 403041411112.75%
Yemassee 1022972-50-4.89%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990