Bluffton, South Carolina Population 2021

30,937
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Bluffton is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 30,937, it is the 16th largest city in South Carolina and the 1259th largest city in the United States . Bluffton is currently growing at a rate of 9.52% annually and its population has increased by 146.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,530 in 2010. Bluffton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 54 miles, Bluffton has a population density of 595 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bluffton is $102,318 with a poverty rate of 3.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,747 per month, and the median house value is $290,800. The median age in Bluffton is 37.5 years, 38.8 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Bluffton Demographics

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

  • White: 81.54%
  • Black or African American: 7.35%
  • Other race: 6.51%
  • Asian: 2.10%
  • Two or more races: 1.96%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Bluffton, South Carolina is 30,937 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,557.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,530.

Bluffton, 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%

Bluffton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,95981.54%
Black or African American1,5297.35%
Some Other Race1,3536.51%
Asian4362.10%
Two or More Races4071.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native1090.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%
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Bluffton Population by Race

Bluffton Population Pyramid $2021

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Bluffton Median Age

37.5


Total

38.8


Male

35.5


Female

Bluffton Adults

There are 15,598 adults, (3,263 of whom are seniors) in Bluffton.

Bluffton Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bluffton Sex Ratio

Female

11,019

52.98%

Male

9,780

47.02%

Bluffton Population by Age

Bluffton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bluffton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female69.9%30.1%
Non Family72.1%27.9%
All80%20%
Married84.9%15.1%
Male87.6%12.4%

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bluffton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5602.7480
Married4,6353.1684.9
Non Family2,1581.4872.1
Female6543.6869.9
Male1133.9787.6

3.18

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Bluffton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3222.29%
9th to 12th Grade4213.00%
High School Graduate2,66919.01%
Some College2,87020.45%
Associates Degree1,3299.47%
Bachelors Degree3,94128.08%
Graduate Degree2,48517.70%
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Bluffton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bluffton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,93710,6435,673
Hispanic1,6571,277180
Black1,0151,007379
Other Race50644529
Asian348287154
2+ Races959547
Native American4747
Islander66

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 51.87%.

Bluffton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,890$52,679$36,786
Less Than 9th Grade$29,148$33,384$
High School Graduate$34,398$35,950$32,542
Some College$43,841$54,075$28,652
Bachelors Degree$54,347$80,147$37,631
Graduate Degree$53,320$50,278$53,750

$42,890

Average Earnings

$52,679

Average Male

$36,786

Average Female

Bluffton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bluffton Language by Age

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Bluffton Language

82.44% of Bluffton residents speak only English, while 17.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.51% of the population.

Bluffton Language

Bluffton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,8264743.20%
Other1,35314710.86%
Black1,5001288.53%
Hispanic3,481702.01%
Asian436327.34%
Multiple407215.16%

3.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.61%

Male Poverty Rate

5.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bluffton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bluffton is Other, with 10.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bluffton is Hispanic, with 2.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.27%.

Bluffton Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.10%
Some College1.99%
Bachelors or Greater1.45%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Bluffton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed15.94%
Female Employed2.19%
Male Employed0.66%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bluffton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bluffton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$82,481$102,318
Families$88,186$114,271
Married Families$98,429-
Non Families$63,885$70,646
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Income by Household Type

Bluffton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bluffton Married by Age and Sex

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Bluffton 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.

Bluffton Marital Status by Race

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Bluffton Marital Status

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1,128

Number of Veterans

1,015

Male Veterans

113

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam391
Second Gulf War342
First Gulf War271
World War II24
Korea12

Bluffton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74363
35 to 54346
75+152
55 to 64147
18 to 34120

Bluffton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9887.42%
Black706.22%
Hispanic602.74%
2+ Races4233.60%
Other Race284.75%

Bluffton Veterans by Race

Bluffton Veterans by Education

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3.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bluffton Veterans by Education

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66.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bluffton Employment by Age

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Bluffton Employment by Race

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Bluffton 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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19.00%

Born in Bluffton

88.80%

Native Born

11.20%

Foreign Born

6.20%

Non Citizen

5.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.80% of Bluffton residents were born in the United States, with 19.00% having been born in South Carolina. 6.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bluffton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,9372,6909.52%
202028,2472,69010.53%
201925,5572,69011.76%
201822,8672,27311.04%
201720,5942,13911.59%
201618,4551,92311.63%
201516,5321,61510.83%
201414,9171,1398.27%
201313,7782782.06%
201213,5002962.24%
201113,204970.74%
201013,1070.00%

Bluffton Population by Year