Beaufort County, South Carolina Population 2019

Beaufort County, South Carolina's estimated population is 186,492 with a growth rate of 1.79% 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
2018188,7152,2231.19%
2017186,4923,2751.79%
2016183,2173,3921.89%
2015179,8254,7832.73%
2014175,0424,0742.38%
2013170,9683,5592.13%
2012167,4093,3802.06%
2011164,0291,1830.73%
2010162,84676,42188.42%
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%

How Many People Live in Beaufort County, South Carolina?

186,492

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White133,90874.68%
Black or African American33,14418.48%
Some Other Race5,6463.15%
Two or More Races3,9102.18%
Asian2,2001.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native4180.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander900.05%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Beaufort County, South Carolina Median Age

44


Total

41


Male

46.8


Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Adults

There are 144,108 adults, (44,675 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

90,792

50.63%

Male

88,524

49.37%

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
Married80.3%19.7%
All70.5%29.5%
Non Family61.4%38.6%
Male54.9%45.1%
Female49.6%50.4%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All68,7902.5370.5
Married37,9672.9280.3
Non Family22,0961.3161.4
Female6,6903.9249.6
Male2,0373.7854.9

3.04

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Beaufort County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1792.51%
9th to 12th Grade6,0834.79%
High School Graduate28,27622.28%
Some College27,71021.84%
Associates Degree11,0968.74%
Bachelors Degree29,77123.46%
Graduate Degree20,78916.38%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White93,43090,46945,054
Black20,83817,9033,390
Hispanic10,0886,812959
Other Race3,2731,903194
Asian1,5911,501807
Multiple Races1,2061,169327
Native American24424440
Islander444439

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 88.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,367$38,504$27,370
Less Than High School$20,509$21,704$16,551
High School Grad$25,744$30,451$20,801
Some College$31,918$41,083$26,319
Bachelors Degree$40,593$51,232$34,992
Graduate Degree$51,448$64,040$45,397

$32,367

Average Earnings

$38,504

Average Male

$27,370

Average Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language by Age

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

88.46% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 11.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.87% of the population.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black32,3368,68526.86%
White117,4957,1996.13%
Hispanic19,2484,28922.28%
Other5,4641,24322.75%
Multiple3,67978421.31%
Asian2,1311587.41%
Islander441534.09%
Native391102.56%

11.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.79%

Male Poverty Rate

13.04%

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 34.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina is Native, with 2.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.77%
High School13.45%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.55%
Male Unemployed24.18%
Female Employed7.81%
Male Employed7.18%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Income

Beaufort County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,603$85,306
Families$72,128$99,402
Married Families$82,389$111,894
Non Families$36,311$53,281

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

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

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans

18,819

Number of Veterans

17,256

Male Veterans

1,563

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,363
Second Gulf War4,152
First Gulf War3,394
Korea2,112
World War II1,045
Age Group Veterans
65 to 745,407
75+4,899
35 to 543,358
55 to 642,644
18 to 342,511

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White15,34614.36%
Black2,88712.02%
Hispanic5624.73%
2 or More28819.85%
Other1584.18%
Asian834.97%
Indian5727.54%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

4.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment Status

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina 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

28.74%

Born in South Carolina

91.44%

Native Born

8.56%

Foreign Born

5.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.44% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 28.74% having been born in South Carolina. 5.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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