Beaufort, South Carolina Population 2024

13,848

Beaufort is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. Beaufort has a 2024 population of 13,848. Beaufort is currently growing at a rate of 0.46% annually and its population has increased by 1.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,596 in 2020.

The average household income in Beaufort is $84,797 with a poverty rate of 19.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Beaufort is 33.1 years, 30.1 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Beaufort Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Beaufort was:

  • White: 63.64%
  • Black or African American: 28.41%
  • Two or more races: 4.83%
  • Other race: 2.39%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
24.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
566.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.85% (252)
The current population of Beaufort, South Carolina is 13,848 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,596.

Beaufort, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,64463.64%
Black or African American3,85828.41%
Two or more races6564.83%
Other race3242.39%
Asian930.68%
Native American70.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Beaufort Population by Race

Beaufort Population Pyramid 2024

Beaufort Median Age

33.1

Total

30.1

Male

35.3

Female

Beaufort Adults

There are 10,735 adults, (2,013 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort.

Beaufort Age Dependency

55.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort Sex Ratio

Female7,13552.53%
Male6,44747.47%

Beaufort Population by Age

Beaufort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,1212.3457.342.7
Married2,0852.7474.325.7
Non Family1,8171.351.848.2
Female1,1243.173169
Male953.861000

2.89

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Beaufort Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1842.05%
9th to 12th Grade3153.5%
High School Graduate2,29425.51%
Some College2,21524.63%
Associates Degree8379.31%
Bachelors Degree1,76519.63%
Graduate Degree1,38315.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,2545,9942,604
Black2,0551,830324
Hispanic467459105
2+ Races285279132
Other Race17817543
Asian323232
Native American770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,599$47,026$42,852
Less Than 9th Grade$31,301$0$0
High School Graduate$38,477$43,355$32,950
Some College$43,311$43,194$43,421
Bachelors Degree$66,136$80,250$55,028
Graduate Degree$58,897$92,240$52,163

$45,599

Average Earnings

$47,026

Average Male

$42,852

Average Female

Beaufort Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beaufort Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Beaufort Language

93.74% of Beaufort residents speak only English, while 6.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.49% of the population.

Beaufort Language

Beaufort Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,5871,61244.94%
White7,6336168.07%
Multiple44012327.95%
Hispanic454367.93%
Other2062713.11%

19.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.46%

Male Poverty Rate

22.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Black, with 44.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Hispanic, with 7.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.5%.

Beaufort Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.72%
Less Than 9th Grade20.85%
Some College9.75%
Bachelors or Greater8.27%

Beaufort Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed44.12%
Female Unemployed37.56%
Female Employed10.37%
Male Employed6.36%

Beaufort Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beaufort Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$60,366$84,797
Families$82,122$95,540
Married Families$109,005$-999,999,999
Non Families$45,441$65,018

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Beaufort Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Beaufort Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Beaufort Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Beaufort Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,095

Number of Veterans

859

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War429
Vietnam357
First Gulf War203
Korea26
World War II0

Beaufort Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+267
18 to 34234
35 to 54227
65 to 74224
55 to 64143

Beaufort Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White82712.58%
Black2159.02%
2+ Races3515.22%
Hispanic163.86%
Other Race117.75%
Native American7100%

Beaufort Veterans by Race

Beaufort Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Beaufort Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Beaufort Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.46%

Born in Beaufort

95.87%

Native Born

4.13%

Foreign Born

2.5%

Non Citizen

1.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.87% of Beaufort residents were born in the United States, with 44.46% having been born in South Carolina. 2.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Beaufort Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,163630.45%
202814,100630.45%
202714,037630.45%
202613,974630.45%
202513,911630.45%
202413,848630.46%
202313,785630.46%
202213,72250.04%
202113,7171210.89%
202013,5963792.87%
201913,217-314-2.32%
201813,531330.24%
201713,498-116-0.85%
201613,6142932.2%
201513,3211170.89%
201413,2043592.79%
201312,8453402.72%
201212,5053212.63%
201112,184-179-1.45%
201012,363-587-4.53%
200012,9503,37435.23%
19909,57694210.91%
19808,634-800-8.48%
19709,4343,13649.79%
19606,2981,21723.95%
19505,0811,89659.53%
19403,18540914.73%
19302,776-55-1.94%
19202,831-1,279-31.12%
19004,11052314.58%
18903,5871,03840.72%
18802,54900%
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Beaufort Population by Year