Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Population 2023

37,829

Hilton Head Island is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. With a 2023 population of 37,829, it is the 14th largest city in South Carolina and the 1195th largest city in the United States.Hilton Head Island is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually but its population has decreased by -5.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,000 in 2020. Spanning over 69 miles, Hilton Head Island has a population density of 915 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hilton Head Island is $125,731 with a poverty rate of 7.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hilton Head Island is 57.9 years, 55.9 years for males, and 59.3 years for females.

Hilton Head Island Demographics

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

  • White: 84.47%
  • Black or African American: 6.20%
  • Other race: 5.24%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.02%
The current population of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is 37,829 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 40,000.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Hilton Head Island Population by Race

Hilton Head Island Population Pyramid 2023

Hilton Head Island Median Age

57.9

Total

55.9

Male

59.3

Female

Hilton Head Island Adults

There are 34,885 adults, (14,738 of whom are seniors) in Hilton Head Island.

Hilton Head Island Age Dependency

98.5

Age Dependency Ratio

73.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hilton Head Island Sex Ratio

Female20,24550.61%
Male19,75549.39%

Hilton Head Island Population by Age

Hilton Head Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.72

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

80.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hilton Head Island Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hilton Head Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hilton Head Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

All

Male

Female

$40,285

Average Earnings

$46,130

Average Male

$35,775

Average Female

Hilton Head Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hilton Head Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hilton Head Island Language

86.87% of Hilton Head Island residents speak only English, while 13.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.46% of the population.

Hilton Head Island Language

Hilton Head Island Poverty by Race

rate

7.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.65%

Male Poverty Rate

7.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hilton Head Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island is Hispanic, with 27.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island is White, with 4.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.74%.

Hilton Head Island Poverty

Hilton Head Island Poverty Rate by Education

Hilton Head Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hilton Head Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hilton Head Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Hilton Head Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hilton Head Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,667

Number of Veterans

3,517

Male Veterans

150

Female Veterans

Hilton Head Island Veterans by War

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Age

count

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Race

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Hilton Head Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hilton Head Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hilton Head Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

20.46%

Born in Hilton Head Island

94.68%

Native Born

11.53%

Foreign Born

7.91%

Non Citizen

3.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.68% of Hilton Head Island residents were born in the United States, with 20.46% having been born in South Carolina. 7.91% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Hilton Head Island Population by Year