Bluffton, South Carolina Population 2022

33,627
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Bluffton is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. Bluffton has a 2020 population of 33,627. Bluffton is currently growing at a rate of 8.70% annually and its population has increased by 156.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,107 in 2010.

The average household income in Bluffton is $102,318 with a poverty rate of 4.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,761 per month, and the median house value is $299,700. 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: 80.66%
  • Black or African American: 6.77%
  • Other race: 5.62%
  • Two or more races: 4.88%
  • Asian: 1.66%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Bluffton, South Carolina is 33,627 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,627.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,107.

Bluffton, South Carolina Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Bluffton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,69380.66%
Black or African American1,5696.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native940.41%
Asian3841.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.01%
Some Other Race1,3035.62%
Two or More Races1,1314.88%
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Bluffton Population by Race

Bluffton Population Pyramid 2022

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Bluffton Median Age

41.2


Total

41.2


Male

41.1


Female

Bluffton Adults

There are 17,361 adults, (4,405 of whom are seniors) in Bluffton.

Bluffton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bluffton Sex Ratio

Female

11,940

51.52%

Male

11,236

48.48%

Bluffton Population by Age

Bluffton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bluffton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married88.5%11.5%
All82.2%17.8%
Non Family71.8%28.2%
Female70.2%29.8%

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bluffton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5042.7182.2
Married5,2173.1288.5
Male764100
Female8763.5270.2
Non Family2,3351.4571.8

3.13

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Bluffton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1751.09%
9th to 12th Grade3342.07%
High School Graduate2,78717.30%
Some College3,69122.92%
Associates Degree1,66610.34%
Bachelors Degree4,52328.08%
Graduate Degree2,93118.20%
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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
2+ Races306306174
White13,05212,8166,623
Asian298257121
Hispanic1,4211,202397
Black1,1701,161287
Other Race558503127
Native American4040
Islander22

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 2+ races people with a rate of 56.86%.

Bluffton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,378$55,585$36,413
Less Than 9th Grade$32,656$$7,628
High School Graduate$35,735$37,864$33,474
Some College$45,728$52,088$30,295
Bachelors Degree$55,063$69,286$40,254
Graduate Degree$56,731$67,276$54,219

$47,378

Average Earnings

$55,585

Average Male

$36,413

Average Female

Bluffton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bluffton Language by Age

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Bluffton Language

87.58% of Bluffton residents speak only English, while 12.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.73% of the population.

Bluffton Language

Bluffton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian3846015.63%
Black1,533855.54%
White17,3726813.92%
Other125NaN%
Hispanic3,172581.83%
Multiple1,131131.15%

4.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.96%

Male Poverty Rate

6.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bluffton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bluffton is Asian, with 15.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bluffton is Multiple, with 1.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.33%.

Bluffton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
High School9.51%
Some College1.90%
Bachelors or Greater2.11%

Bluffton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.30%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed2.71%
Female Unemployed11.82%

Bluffton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bluffton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$85,844$117,147
Families$93,695$132,587
Married Families$105,169-
Non Families$66,713$74,044
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Income by Household Type

Bluffton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.3%

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 55-64, 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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1,689

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War363
First Gulf War458
Vietnam392
Korea199
World War II14

Bluffton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3498
35 to 54538
55 to 64144
65 to 74375
75+534

Bluffton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4139.61%
Black806.43%
Other Race243.74%
2+ Races17243.65%
Hispanic1699.47%

Bluffton Veterans by Race

Bluffton Veterans by Education

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2.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bluffton Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

2.3%

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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17.73%

Born in Bluffton

91.75%

Native Born

8.25%

Foreign Born

4.07%

Non Citizen

4.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.75% of Bluffton residents were born in the United States, with 17.73% having been born in South Carolina. 4.07% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201013,1070.00%
201113,204970.74%
201213,5002962.24%
201313,7782782.06%
201414,9171,1398.27%
201516,5321,61510.83%
201618,4551,92311.63%
201720,5942,13911.59%
201822,8672,27311.04%
201925,5572,69011.76%
202028,2472,69010.53%
202130,9372,6909.52%
202233,6272,6908.70%

Bluffton Population by Year