Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Population 2022

39,930
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Hilton Head Island is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. Hilton Head Island has a 2020 population of 39,930. Hilton Head Island is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 7.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,212 in 2010.

The average household income in Hilton Head Island is $125,731 with a poverty rate of 6.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,330 per month, and the median house value is $488,000. 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 Islandwas:

  • White: 84.47%
  • Black or African American: 6.19%
  • 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 39,930 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,930.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,212.

Hilton Head Island, 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%

Hilton Head Island Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,78784.47%
Black or African American2,4786.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.02%
Asian3030.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander810.20%
Some Other Race2,0955.24%
Two or More Races1,2473.12%
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Hilton Head Island Population by Race

Hilton Head Island Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

73.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hilton Head Island Sex Ratio

Female

20,245

50.61%

Male

19,755

49.39%

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
Married90.6%9.4%
All80.2%19.8%
Male69.4%30.6%
Non Family69.1%30.9%
Female59.8%40.2%

80.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hilton Head Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,9102.2280.2
Married9,7172.6390.6
Male4283.6369.4
Female1,1223.7859.8
Non Family6,6431.2869.1

2.72

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Hilton Head Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7292.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,4644.38%
High School Graduate5,74017.19%
Some College5,23515.68%
Associates Degree2,2126.62%
Bachelors Degree10,36531.04%
Graduate Degree7,65222.91%
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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
Native American999
Islander818173
White27,52626,96416,806
Asian20317789
2+ Races834605209
Black2,1341,739429
Other Race1,216687210
Hispanic2,9891,925427

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$40,285$46,130$35,775
Less Than 9th Grade$25,920$36,064$16,042
High School Graduate$33,807$35,614$25,967
Some College$37,282$40,454$35,168
Bachelors Degree$51,621$64,644$38,061
Graduate Degree$56,154$102,365$43,500

$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

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,18397318.77%
Black2,46128811.70%
Asian303237.59%
Multiple1,247876.98%
White31,1821,3824.43%
Other312NaN%

6.86%

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 18.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island is Other, with NaN% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.27%
High School11.98%
Some College5.52%
Bachelors or Greater2.56%

Hilton Head Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.88%
Male Unemployed17.07%
Female Employed4.15%
Female Unemployed15.91%

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$86,171$132,094
Families$110,022$160,053
Married Families$121,237-
Non Families$56,300$82,458
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Income by Household Type

Hilton Head Island Marital Status

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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

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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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3,667

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War276
First Gulf War445
Vietnam1,946
Korea466
World War II236

Hilton Head Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3475
35 to 54146
55 to 64482
65 to 741,304
75+1,660

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,21710.67%
Black34115.94%
Islander89.88%
Other Race936.63%
2+ Races80.96%
Hispanic491.43%

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Race

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Education

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3.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hilton Head Island Veterans by Education

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51%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

3.3%

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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19.27%

Born in Hilton Head Island

89.14%

Native Born

10.86%

Foreign Born

7.45%

Non Citizen

3.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.14% of Hilton Head Island residents were born in the United States, with 19.27% having been born in South Carolina. 7.45% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19603000.00%
198011,34411,04419.92%
199023,69412,3507.64%
200033,86210,1683.64%
201037,2123,3500.95%
201137,4242120.57%
201238,1056811.82%
201338,8237181.88%
201439,5126891.77%
201540,1346221.57%
201640,088-46-0.11%
201740,177890.22%
201839,838-339-0.84%
201939,861230.06%
202039,884230.06%
202139,907230.06%
202239,930230.06%

Hilton Head Island Population by Year