Port Royal, South Carolina Population 2021

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Port Royal is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 13,621, it is the 31st largest city in South Carolina and the 2468th largest city in the United States . Port Royal is currently growing at a rate of 1.44% annually and its population has increased by 27.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,678 in 2010. Port Royal reached it's highest population of 13,621 in 2021. Spanning over 20 miles, Port Royal has a population density of 803 people per square mile.

The average household income in Port Royal is $64,357 with a poverty rate of 10.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,220 per month, and the median house value is $233,300. The median age in Port Royal is 25 years, 22.7 years for males, and 29.6 years for females.

Port Royal Demographics

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

  • White: 71.16%
  • Black or African American: 18.89%
  • Two or more races: 4.96%
  • Other race: 2.58%
  • Asian: 2.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.09%
The current population of Port Royal, South Carolina is 13,621 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,042.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,678.

Port Royal, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,08771.16%
Black or African American2,41218.89%
Two or More Races6344.96%
Some Other Race3292.58%
Asian2812.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.09%
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Port Royal Population by Race

Port Royal Population Pyramid $2021

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Port Royal Median Age

25


Total

22.7


Male

29.6


Female

Port Royal Adults

There are 10,239 adults, (1,154 of whom are seniors) in Port Royal.

Port Royal Age Dependency

40.6

Age Dependency Ratio

12.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Royal Sex Ratio

Female

5,353

41.92%

Male

7,417

58.08%

Port Royal Population by Age

Port Royal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Port Royal Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Female50.2%49.8%
Married41.9%58.1%
All40%60%
Non Family32%68%

40.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Port Royal Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8682.5240
Married1,7763.3741.9
Non Family1,5771.1532
Female4323.9850.2
Male832.99100

3.37

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Port Royal Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1492.33%
9th to 12th Grade1662.60%
High School Graduate1,52623.91%
Some College1,75427.48%
Associates Degree64010.03%
Bachelors Degree1,34821.12%
Graduate Degree80012.53%
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Port Royal Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Royal Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,3384,2401,841
Black1,3431,196170
Hispanic41234279
Other Race163138
Asian16016034
2+ Races15315372
Native American1212

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 2+ races people with a rate of 47.06%.

Port Royal Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,296$38,605$30,285
Less Than 9th Grade$31,359$31,359$
High School Graduate$27,656$30,679$21,007
Some College$33,141$42,047$27,428
Bachelors Degree$36,926$43,103$31,648
Graduate Degree$58,162$75,714$52,113

$34,296

Average Earnings

$38,605

Average Male

$30,285

Average Female

Port Royal Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Royal Language by Age

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Port Royal Language

90.40% of Port Royal residents speak only English, while 9.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.11% of the population.

Port Royal Language

Port Royal Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,04444821.92%
White5,9584096.86%
Hispanic1,08411310.42%
Multiple5266612.55%
Other3106520.97%

10.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.84%

Male Poverty Rate

12.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Royal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Royal is Black, with 21.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Royal is White, with 6.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.14%.

Port Royal Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School16.23%
Bachelors or Greater6.75%
Some College5.50%
Less Than 9th Grade3.19%

Port Royal Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.13%
Male Employed5.71%
Female Employed2.97%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Port Royal Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Royal Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,797$64,357
Families$54,408$70,364
Married Families$63,659-
Non Families$36,498$53,119
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Income by Household Type

Port Royal Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Royal Married by Age and Sex

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Port Royal Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Port Royal Marital Status by Race

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Port Royal Marital Status

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1,064

Number of Veterans

964

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War453
First Gulf War311
Vietnam288
Korea17
World War II

Port Royal Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34313
35 to 54266
55 to 64189
65 to 74154
75+142

Port Royal Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White82417.50%
Black1459.15%
Hispanic6111.87%
Asian5435.29%
Other Race2713.24%
2+ Races146.25%

Port Royal Veterans by Race

Port Royal Veterans by Education

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2.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Royal Veterans by Education

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72.8%

Labor Force Participation

37.4%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Port Royal Employment by Age

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Port Royal Employment by Race

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Port Royal 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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27.20%

Born in Port Royal

94.97%

Native Born

5.03%

Foreign Born

2.87%

Non Citizen

2.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.97% of Port Royal residents were born in the United States, with 27.20% having been born in South Carolina. 2.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Port Royal Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,6211931.44%
202013,4281931.46%
201913,2351931.48%
201813,0422441.91%
201712,7981010.80%
201612,6976595.47%
201512,0382852.42%
201411,7533362.94%
201311,4172602.33%
201211,1572942.71%
201110,8631681.57%
201010,6956,74510.47%
20003,9509652.84%
19902,98580.03%
19802,9771120.38%
19702,8650.00%

Port Royal Population by Year