Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Population 2020

39,721

Hilton Head Island is a city located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 39,721, it is the 9th largest city in South Carolina and the 991st largest city in the United States. Hilton Head Island is currently growing at a rate of 0.10% annually and its population has increased by 7.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,099 in 2010. Hilton Head Island reached it's highest population of 40,047 in 2015. Spanning over 69 miles, Hilton Head Island has a population density of 960 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hilton Head Island is $114,519 with a poverty rate of 11.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,211 per month, and the median house value is $469,300. The median age in Hilton Head Island is 57.3 years, 55.9 years for males, and 58 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males.

Hilton Head Island Sc Demographics

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

  • White: 88.00%
  • Black or African American: 7.04%
  • Other race: 2.79%
  • Two or more races: 1.30%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.04%
The current population of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is 39,721, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,639. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,099.
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
White35,04388.00%
Black or African American2,8047.04%
Some Other Race1,1102.79%
Two or More Races5171.30%
Asian2950.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.04%

Hilton Head Island Sc Population Pyramid 2020

Hilton Head Island Sc Median Age

57.3


Total

55.9


Male

58


Female

Hilton Head Island Sc Adults

There are 34,041 adults, (14,125 of whom are seniors) in Hilton Head Island Sc.

Hilton Head Island Sc Age Dependency

99.9

Age Dependency Ratio

70.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Hilton Head Island Sc Sex Ratio

Female

20,472

51.41%

Male

19,348

48.59%

Hilton Head Island Sc Households and Families

Hilton Head Island Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hilton Head Island Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
All77.9%22.1%
Non Family65.9%34.1%
Male65.9%34.1%
Female51.9%48.1%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,3852.2877.9
Married9,8872.6588.6
Non Family5,9611.365.9
Female1,1593.751.9
Male3783.6765.9

2.74

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hilton Head Island Sc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5621.73%
9th to 12th Grade1,3814.24%
High School Graduate5,61717.25%
Some College5,30216.28%
Associates Degree2,5147.72%
Bachelors Degree10,19731.31%
Graduate Degree6,99521.48%

Hilton Head Island Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,42326,96616,310
Hispanic2,5521,741237
Black2,1481,572470
Other Race5793374
Asian252220125
Multiple Races21014313
Islander363630
Native American15157

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 islander people with a rate of 83.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,193$41,226$32,630
Less Than High School$19,438$19,971$18,050
High School Grad$21,494$23,229$17,500
Some College$35,876$41,604$31,260
Bachelors Degree$48,214$66,458$35,517
Graduate Degree$52,714$66,161$48,607

$36,193

Average Earnings

$41,226

Average Male

$32,630

Average Female

Hilton Head Island Sc Language

Hilton Head Island Sc Language by Age

Hilton Head Island Sc Language

87.24% of Hilton Head Island Sc residents speak only English, while 12.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.17% of the population.

Hilton Head Island Sc Poverty

Hilton Head Island Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,7021,86439.64%
White31,4741,6285.17%
Black2,76882629.84%
Other1,11034430.99%
Multiple51714528.05%
Asian2953010.17%
Native15853.33%

11.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.35%

Male Poverty Rate

11.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hilton Head Island Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island Sc is Native, with 53.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hilton Head Island Sc is White, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.44%
High School19.49%
Some College8.31%
Bachelors or Greater3.55%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed51.24%
Female Unemployed45.25%
Female Employed6.02%
Male Employed4.82%

Hilton Head Island Sc Income

Hilton Head Island Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$73,972$114,519
Families$98,855$138,747
Married Families$105,819-
Non Families$41,981$65,752

Hilton Head Island Sc Marital Status

Hilton Head Island Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.4%

Male Marriage Rate

58.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Hilton Head Island Sc Married by Age and Sex

Hilton Head Island Sc 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 Sc Marital Status by Race

Hilton Head Island Sc Veterans

3,618

Number of Veterans

3,457

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,834
Korea465
World War II331
First Gulf War323
Second Gulf War183
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,26710.70%
Black31013.98%
Hispanic491.70%
Other202.85%
Indian15100.00%
Hawaiian616.67%

$Hilton Head Island Sc Veterans by Education

5.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hilton Head Island Sc Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Hilton Head Island Sc 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

19.17%

Born in South Carolina

89.13%

Native Born

10.87%

Foreign Born

7.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.13% of Hilton Head Island Sc residents were born in the United States, with 19.17% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202039,721410.10%
201939,680410.10%
201839,639-382-0.95%
201740,021410.10%
201639,980-67-0.17%
201540,0476041.53%
201439,4436721.73%
201338,7717011.84%
201238,0706671.78%
201137,4031930.52%
201037,2103,3480.95%
200033,86210,1683.64%
199023,69412,3507.64%
198011,34411,04419.92%
19603000.00%