Beaufort, South Carolina Population 2020

13,425

Beaufort is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 13,425, it is the 31st largest city in South Carolina and the 2491st largest city in the United States. Beaufort is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually and its population has increased by 8.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,361 in 2010. Beaufort reached it's highest population of 13,448 in 2017. Spanning over 25 miles, Beaufort has a population density of 550 people per square mile.

The average household income in Beaufort is $71,345 with a poverty rate of 20.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $945 per month, and the median house value is $205,000. The median age in Beaufort is 34.9 years, 30.4 years for males, and 40.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males.

Beaufort Demographics

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

  • White: 64.71%
  • Black or African American: 27.70%
  • Two or more races: 5.26%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Beaufort, South Carolina is 13,425, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,357.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,361.

Beaufort, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020223,2782,7961.25%
2019220,4822,7961.27%
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 Percentage
White8,63064.71%
Black or African American3,69427.70%
Two or More Races7015.26%
Asian2561.92%
Some Other Race490.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.04%

Beaufort Population Pyramid 2020

Beaufort Median Age

34.9


Total

30.4


Male

40.1


Female

Beaufort Adults

There are 10,072 adults, (2,135 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort.

Beaufort Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort Sex Ratio

Female

6,937

52.02%

Male

6,399

47.98%

Beaufort Households and Families

Beaufort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Beaufort Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All54.4%45.6%
Non Family48%52%
Male32.9%67.1%
Female28%72%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8352.5154.4
Married2,1292.9373.6
Non Family1,4901.0848
Female1,0643.528
Male1523.7732.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

1.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Beaufort Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2352.77%
9th to 12th Grade4645.47%
High School Graduate2,04524.11%
Some College1,91722.60%
Associates Degree1,02312.06%
Bachelors Degree1,60918.97%
Graduate Degree1,19014.03%

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,7195,4052,345
Black2,0781,707249
Hispanic473468161
Multiple Races15114221
Asian10810839
Other Race262616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 61.54%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,172$45,323$27,263
Less Than High School$17,143$$
High School Grad$21,954$34,773$17,146
Some College$32,284$36,250$27,872
Bachelors Degree$44,474$53,765$38,556
Graduate Degree$51,432$82,188$45,540

$34,172

Average Earnings

$45,323

Average Male

$27,263

Average Female

Beaufort Language

Beaufort Language by Age

Beaufort Language

93.50% of Beaufort residents speak only English, while 6.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.41% of the population.

Beaufort Poverty

Beaufort Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,4291,38840.48%
White7,40777210.42%
Multiple63531449.45%
Hispanic5468014.65%

20.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.51%

Male Poverty Rate

22.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Multiple, with 49.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is White, with 10.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.65%.

Name Poverty
High School30.86%
Less Than High School26.02%
Some College8.59%
Bachelors or Greater2.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed14.58%
Female Employed12.27%
Male Employed5.52%

Beaufort Income

Beaufort Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,583$71,345
Families$60,615$83,251
Married Families$82,936-
Non Families$35,132$42,817

Beaufort Marital Status

Beaufort Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort Married by Age and Sex

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

Beaufort Veterans

1,302

Number of Veterans

1,157

Male Veterans

145

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam563
First Gulf War299
Second Gulf War283
Korea160
World War II72
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,01415.82%
Black2229.48%
2 or More6643.71%
Hispanic6314.13%

$Beaufort Veterans by Education

5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort Employment Status

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort 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

46.42%

Born in South Carolina

95.53%

Native Born

4.47%

Foreign Born

2.55%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.53% of Beaufort residents were born in the United States, with 46.42% having been born in South Carolina. 2.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,425340.25%
201913,391340.25%
201813,357-91-0.68%
201713,448340.25%
201613,414990.74%
201513,3151891.44%
201413,1262131.65%
201312,9132562.02%
201212,6572151.73%
201112,442620.50%
201012,380-570-0.45%
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%