Bluffton, South Carolina Population 2020

27,495

Bluffton is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 27,495, it is the 18th largest city in South Carolina and the 1389th largest city in the United States. Bluffton is currently growing at a rate of 8.69% annually and its population has increased by 119.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,530 in 2010. Spanning over 54 miles, Bluffton has a population density of 529 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bluffton is $97,833 with a poverty rate of 2.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,571 per month, and the median house value is $266,200. The median age in Bluffton is 37 years, 37.7 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Bluffton Demographics

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

  • White: 80.89%
  • Black or African American: 7.77%
  • Other race: 5.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.76%
  • Asian: 2.70%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Bluffton, South Carolina is 27,495, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,097.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,530.

Bluffton, 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
White15,23680.89%
Black or African American1,4647.77%
Some Other Race1,0285.46%
Two or More Races5192.76%
Asian5082.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native690.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.06%

Bluffton Population Pyramid 2020

Bluffton Median Age

37


Total

37.7


Male

36.2


Female

Bluffton Adults

There are 14,119 adults, (2,917 of whom are seniors) in Bluffton.

Bluffton Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bluffton Sex Ratio

Female

9,499

50.43%

Male

9,336

49.57%

Bluffton Households and Families

Bluffton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bluffton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All78.6%21.4%
Non Family74.5%25.5%
Female65.4%34.6%
Male54.9%45.1%

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7902.7778.6
Married4,1223.2383.5
Non Family1,8151.3174.5
Female7113.6965.4
Male1423.5254.9

3.25

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bluffton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2722.18%
9th to 12th Grade5944.77%
High School Graduate2,43119.51%
Some College2,56420.58%
Associates Degree1,0358.31%
Bachelors Degree3,27926.32%
Graduate Degree2,28318.33%

Bluffton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,5499,2194,831
Hispanic1,5171,027143
Black950950403
Other Race4843368
Asian352306160
Multiple Races20720743
Native American3232
Islander1111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.59%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,318$46,908$36,481
Less Than High School$33,227$33,520$
High School Grad$32,384$33,539$26,814
Some College$40,782$48,365$28,202
Bachelors Degree$54,604$68,333$39,426
Graduate Degree$53,910$52,292$54,188

$41,318

Average Earnings

$46,908

Average Male

$36,481

Average Female

Bluffton Language

Bluffton Language by Age

Bluffton Language

80.15% of Bluffton residents speak only English, while 19.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.65% of the population.

Bluffton Poverty

Bluffton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,4701931.43%
Other1,02815515.08%
Black1,460946.44%
Hispanic2,901782.69%
Asian508316.10%
Multiple519224.24%

2.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.82%

Male Poverty Rate

4.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bluffton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bluffton is Other, with 15.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bluffton is White, with 1.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.13%.

Name Poverty
High School6.64%
Some College2.26%
Bachelors or Greater0.67%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed8.57%
Female Employed1.37%
Male Employed0.44%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bluffton Income

Bluffton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$74,695$97,833
Families$83,077$107,261
Married Families$89,636-
Non Families$57,917$69,632

Bluffton Marital Status

Bluffton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bluffton Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Bluffton Marital Status by Race

Bluffton Veterans

1,062

Number of Veterans

926

Male Veterans

136

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam359
Second Gulf War304
First Gulf War210
Korea21
World War II10
Name Veterans % of Total
White9558.07%
Black716.76%
Hispanic381.84%
Other203.69%
2 or More166.20%

$Bluffton Veterans by Education

1.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bluffton Employment Status

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bluffton 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

17.50%

Born in South Carolina

86.60%

Native Born

13.40%

Foreign Born

7.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.60% of Bluffton residents were born in the United States, with 17.50% having been born in South Carolina. 7.88% 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
202027,4952,1998.69%
201925,2962,1999.52%
201823,0972,30111.06%
201720,7962,19911.82%
201618,5971,95611.75%
201516,6411,64110.94%
201415,0001,1598.37%
201313,8412992.21%
201213,5423132.37%
201113,2291120.85%
201013,1170.00%