Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Population 2021

39,907
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Hilton Head Island is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 39,907, it is the 9th largest city in South Carolina and the 987th largest city in the United States . Hilton Head Island is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 7.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,099 in 2010. Hilton Head Island reached it's highest population of 40,177 in 2017. Spanning over 69 miles, Hilton Head Island has a population density of 965 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hilton Head Island is $125,731 with a poverty rate of 9.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,271 per month, and the median house value is $483,600. The median age in Hilton Head Island is 58 years, 57.5 years for males, and 58.4 years for females.

Hilton Head Island Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hilton Head Island was:

  • White: 88.57%
  • Black or African American: 5.91%
  • Other race: 3.08%
  • Two or more races: 1.39%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.01%
The current population of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is 39,907 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,838.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,099.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 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%

Hilton Head Island Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,43488.57%
Black or African American2,3645.91%
Some Other Race1,2323.08%
Two or More Races5551.39%
Asian3510.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander660.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.01%
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Hilton Head Island Population by Race

Hilton Head Island Population Pyramid $2021

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Hilton Head Island Median Age

58


Total

57.5


Male

58.4


Female

Hilton Head Island Adults

There are 34,553 adults, (14,809 of whom are seniors) in Hilton Head Island.

Hilton Head Island Age Dependency

102.6

Age Dependency Ratio

75

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hilton Head Island Sex Ratio

Female

20,495

51.23%

Male

19,512

48.77%

Hilton Head Island Population by Age

Hilton Head Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hilton Head Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.4%10.6%
All79.1%20.9%
Non Family66.7%33.3%
Male62.9%37.1%
Female56.2%43.8%

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hilton Head Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,5132.2779.1
Married10,1522.6289.4
Non Family5,8211.2866.7
Female1,1143.7356.2
Male4263.7562.9

2.71

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Hilton Head Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7252.19%
9th to 12th Grade1,1653.52%
High School Graduate5,50616.61%
Some College5,36416.19%
Associates Degree2,3847.19%
Bachelors Degree10,49331.66%
Graduate Degree7,50222.64%
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Hilton Head Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hilton Head Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White28,08527,61917,141
Hispanic2,7051,727212
Black1,7791,456362
Other Race6924516
Asian289259177
2+ Races28317439
Islander666659
Native American555

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Hilton Head Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,937$44,739$34,164
Less Than 9th Grade$20,561$21,402$14,701
High School Graduate$26,018$30,308$22,184
Some College$36,109$40,704$32,420
Bachelors Degree$51,338$68,219$38,261
Graduate Degree$54,929$87,955$47,418

$38,937

Average Earnings

$44,739

Average Male

$34,164

Average Female

Hilton Head Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hilton Head Island Language by Age

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Hilton Head Island Language

87.63% of Hilton Head Island residents speak only English, while 12.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.01% of the population.

Hilton Head Island Language

Hilton Head Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,7061,67735.64%
White31,9871,5164.74%
Black2,32561726.54%
Other1,23235628.90%
Multiple555539.55%
Asian351215.98%

9.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.31%

Male Poverty Rate

10.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hilton Head Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island is Hispanic, with 35.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island is White, with 4.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.21%.

Hilton Head Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.99%
High School17.02%
Some College7.10%
Bachelors or Greater3.03%

Hilton Head Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.54%
Male Unemployed19.47%
Female Employed5.03%
Male Employed3.65%

Hilton Head Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hilton Head Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,575$125,731
Families$105,422$149,926
Married Families$113,705-
Non Families$48,311$74,465
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Income by Household Type

Hilton Head Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.5%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Hilton Head Island Married by Age and Sex

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Hilton Head Island 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.

Hilton Head Island Marital Status by Race

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Hilton Head Island Marital Status

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3,855

Number of Veterans

3,712

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,987
Korea472
First Gulf War427
Second Gulf War275
World War II239

Hilton Head Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,609
65 to 741,528
55 to 64390
35 to 54228
18 to 34100

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,56711.43%
Black25314.18%
Hispanic491.61%
Other Race283.28%
Islander710.61%

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Race

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Education

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4.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Education

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50.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Hilton Head Island Employment by Age

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Hilton Head Island Employment by Race

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Hilton Head Island 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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17.95%

Born in Hilton Head Island

89.44%

Native Born

10.56%

Foreign Born

7.08%

Non Citizen

3.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.44% of Hilton Head Island residents were born in the United States, with 17.95% having been born in South Carolina. 7.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hilton Head Island Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202139,907230.06%
202039,884230.06%
201939,861230.06%
201839,838-339-0.84%
201740,177890.22%
201640,088-46-0.11%
201540,1346221.57%
201439,5126891.77%
201338,8237181.88%
201238,1056811.82%
201137,4242120.57%
201037,2123,3500.95%
200033,86210,1683.64%
199023,69412,3507.64%
198011,34411,04419.92%
19603000.00%

Hilton Head Island Population by Year