Beaufort County, South Carolina Population 2022

Beaufort County, South Carolina's estimated population is 201,860 with a growth rate of 1.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Beaufort County, South Carolina is the 11th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 162,829 and has seen a growth of 23.97% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179018,7530.00%
180020,4281,6758.93%
181025,8875,45926.72%
182032,1996,31224.38%
183037,0324,83315.01%
184035,794-1,238-3.34%
185038,8053,0118.41%
186040,0531,2483.22%
187034,359-5,694-14.22%
188030,176-4,183-12.17%
189034,1193,94313.07%
190035,4951,3764.03%
191030,355-5,140-14.48%
192022,269-8,086-26.64%
193021,815-454-2.04%
194022,0372221.02%
195026,9934,95622.49%
196044,18717,19463.70%
197051,1366,94915.73%
198065,36414,22827.82%
199086,42521,06132.22%
2010162,82976,40488.40%
2011164,0321,2030.74%
2012167,4153,3832.06%
2013170,9623,5472.12%
2014175,0404,0782.39%
2015179,7964,7562.72%
2016183,1843,3881.88%
2017186,4973,3131.81%
2018188,8762,3791.28%
2019192,1223,2461.72%
2020195,3683,2461.69%
2021198,6143,2461.66%
2022201,8603,2461.63%
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White139,84173.70%
Black or African American32,67717.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native5190.27%
Asian2,3281.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1430.08%
Some Other Race7,5243.97%
Two or More Races6,7003.53%
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Population by Race

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Median Age

46.2


Total

43.1


Male

48.7


Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Adults

There are 154,355 adults, (51,621 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

96,699

50.97%

Male

93,033

49.03%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population by Age

Beaufort County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All74.8%25.2%
Male72%28%
Non Family65.2%34.8%
Female53.7%46.3%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Beaufort County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All74,2312.4974.8
Married41,8792.8683.8
Male1,9883.8572
Female6,9913.9853.7
Non Family23,3731.2665.2

2.98

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7572.01%
9th to 12th Grade6,2484.55%
High School Graduate30,09721.91%
Some College28,28120.58%
Associates Degree12,2518.92%
Bachelors Degree33,63624.48%
Graduate Degree24,12617.56%
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander10910987
Native American250230136
White101,64998,61951,335
Asian1,7571,650793
2+ Races2,8202,4501,052
Hispanic10,6937,7661,685
Black21,33618,6083,141
Other Race3,9852,719407

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 79.82%.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,833$45,356$32,661
Less Than 9th Grade$24,694$30,063$17,520
High School Graduate$30,190$34,714$22,146
Some College$35,834$42,320$30,137
Bachelors Degree$50,363$64,075$37,147
Graduate Degree$58,827$83,509$51,433

$37,833

Average Earnings

$45,356

Average Male

$32,661

Average Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

89.15% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.44% of the population.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black31,9126,32419.82%
Hispanic20,4112,77413.59%
Native5195210.02%
Multiple6,4646469.99%
Asian2,2781797.86%
White125,7957,3165.82%
Other1,376NaN%

9.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.22%

Male Poverty Rate

10.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina is Black, with 19.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.12%.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.31%
High School11.91%
Some College7.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.42%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.94%
Male Unemployed17.86%
Female Employed5.08%
Female Unemployed33.58%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beaufort County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,430$100,079
Families$83,157$115,068
Married Families$94,645$128,759
Non Families$43,811$64,837
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Income by Household Type

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Beaufort County, South Carolina 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.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

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17,783

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,279
First Gulf War3,498
Vietnam7,104
Korea1,838
World War II484

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,518
35 to 542,877
55 to 642,387
65 to 745,233
75+5,768

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White14,43912.66%
Black2,67011.18%
Native American256.87%
Asian502.77%
Islander87.34%
Other Race1673.51%
2+ Races42411.29%
Hispanic6304.93%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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3.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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55.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Beaufort County, South Carolina 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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29.86%

Born in Beaufort County, South Carolina

91.98%

Native Born

8.02%

Foreign Born

4.47%

Non Citizen

3.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.98% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 29.86% having been born in South Carolina. 4.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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