Beaufort, South Carolina Population 2021

13,548
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Beaufort is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 13,548, it is the 32nd largest city in South Carolina and the 2478th largest city in the United States . Beaufort is currently growing at a rate of 0.42% annually and its population has increased by 9.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,361 in 2010. Beaufort reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 25 miles, Beaufort has a population density of 555 people per square mile.

The average household income in Beaufort is $78,786 with a poverty rate of 20.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $940 per month, and the median house value is $214,700. The median age in Beaufort is 36.6 years, 30.6 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Beaufort Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Beaufortwas:

  • White: 63.60%
  • Black or African American: 28.07%
  • Two or more races: 4.80%
  • Asian: 2.18%
  • Other race: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Beaufort, South Carolina is 13,548 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,436.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,361.

Beaufort, South Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021230,5394,1721.81%
2020226,3674,1721.84%
2019222,1954,1721.88%
2018218,0233,0041.38%
2017215,0193,7501.74%
2016211,2694,0131.90%
2015207,2565,5312.67%
2014201,7254,4332.20%
2013197,2924,1472.10%
2012193,1453,8151.98%
2011189,3301,5530.82%
2010187,7770.00%

Beaufort Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,52563.60%
Black or African American3,76328.07%
Two or More Races6444.80%
Asian2922.18%
Some Other Race1701.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.07%
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Beaufort Population by Race

Beaufort Population Pyramid $2021

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Beaufort Median Age

36.6


Total

30.6


Male

41.5


Female

Beaufort Adults

There are 10,391 adults, (2,393 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort.

Beaufort Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort Sex Ratio

Female

6,926

51.67%

Male

6,478

48.33%

Beaufort Population by Age

Beaufort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Beaufort Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male23.7%76.3%
Female32.9%67.1%
Non Family51.5%48.5%
All56.6%43.4%
Married72%28%

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Beaufort Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8392.5156.6
Married2,2382.8772
Non Family1,5221.2851.5
Female9613.5732.9
Male1183.0223.7

3.02

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Beaufort Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2612.90%
9th to 12th Grade4164.63%
High School Graduate2,19624.42%
Some College2,14723.87%
Associates Degree98510.95%
Bachelors Degree1,63918.23%
Graduate Degree1,34915.00%
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Beaufort Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,9955,6862,400
Black2,1931,841333
Hispanic550545205
2+ Races18217126
Other Race15215240
Asian11011043
Native American1010

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 white people with a rate of 40.03%.

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,387$50,217$32,886
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,767$46,797$21,250
Some College$37,220$41,917$33,136
Bachelors Degree$50,865$60,152$41,667
Graduate Degree$50,813$95,691$45,317

$39,387

Average Earnings

$50,217

Average Male

$32,886

Average Female

Beaufort Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beaufort Language by Age

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Beaufort Language

93.85% of Beaufort residents speak only English, while 6.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.72% of the population.

Beaufort Language

Beaufort Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,4431,53444.55%
White7,3476949.45%
Multiple61523538.21%
Hispanic61011318.52%
Other1524428.95%

20.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.77%

Male Poverty Rate

21.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Black, with 44.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is White, with 9.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.51%.

Beaufort Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School25.57%
Some College12.62%
Less Than 9th Grade12.00%
Bachelors or Greater1.67%

Beaufort Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed68.60%
Female Employed11.55%
Male Employed7.62%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Beaufort Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beaufort Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,873$78,786
Families$67,297$86,527
Married Families$83,114-
Non Families$40,980$60,481
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Income by Household Type

Beaufort Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort Married by Age and Sex

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Beaufort 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 45-54.

Beaufort Marital Status by Race

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Beaufort Marital Status

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1,298

Number of Veterans

1,008

Male Veterans

290

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam527
Second Gulf War376
First Gulf War248
Korea156
World War II72

Beaufort Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74367
75+244
18 to 34239
35 to 54229
55 to 64219

Beaufort Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,02415.87%
Black2108.99%
Hispanic559.98%
2+ Races5429.67%
Native American10100.00%

Beaufort Veterans by Race

Beaufort Veterans by Education

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5.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort Veterans by Education

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort Employment by Age

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Beaufort Employment by Race

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Beaufort Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.93%

Born in Beaufort

94.60%

Native Born

5.40%

Foreign Born

3.09%

Non Citizen

2.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.60% of Beaufort residents were born in the United States, with 42.93% having been born in South Carolina. 3.09% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,548560.42%
202013,492560.42%
201913,436560.42%
201813,380-82-0.61%
201713,462460.34%
201613,4161030.77%
201513,3131921.46%
201413,1212161.67%
201312,9052532.00%
201212,6522211.78%
201112,431630.51%
201012,368-582-0.46%
200012,9503,3743.06%
19909,5769421.04%
19808,634-800-0.88%
19709,4343,1364.12%
19606,2981,2172.17%
19505,0811,8964.78%
19403,1854091.38%
19302,776-55-0.20%
19202,831-1,279-1.85%
19004,1105231.37%
18903,5871,0383.48%
18802,5490.00%

Beaufort Population by Year