Beaufort County, South Carolina Population 2020

Beaufort County, South Carolina's estimated population is 193,161 with a growth rate of 1.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Beaufort County, South Carolina is the 10th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020193,1612,2231.16%
2019190,9382,2231.18%
2018188,7152,2231.19%
2017186,4923,2751.79%
2016183,2173,3921.89%
2015179,8254,7832.73%
2014175,0424,0742.38%
2013170,9683,5592.13%
2012167,4093,3802.06%
2011164,0291,1830.73%
2010162,84676,42188.42%
199086,42521,06132.22%
198065,36414,22827.82%
197051,1366,94915.73%
196044,18717,19463.70%
195026,9934,95622.49%
194022,0372221.02%
193021,815-454-2.04%
192022,269-8,086-26.64%
191030,355-5,140-14.48%
190035,4951,3764.03%
189034,1193,94313.07%
188030,176-4,183-12.17%
187034,359-5,694-14.22%
186040,0531,2483.22%
185038,8053,0118.41%
184035,794-1,238-3.34%
183037,0324,83315.01%
182032,1996,31224.38%
181025,8875,45926.72%
180020,4281,6758.93%
179018,7530.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.16%
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Founded
1769
County Seat
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White137,47375.26%
Black or African American33,07418.11%
Some Other Race5,2342.87%
Two or More Races3,9082.14%
Asian2,3561.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native4770.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1360.07%
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Median Age

44.8


Total

41.7


Male

47.3


Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Adults

There are 147,387 adults, (46,932 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

92,679

50.74%

Male

89,979

49.26%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All71.6%28.4%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Male56.4%43.6%
Female49.3%50.7%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All70,6072.5171.6
Married39,3472.981.4
Non Family22,3561.2762.6
Female6,8873.9449.3
Male2,0173.8256.4

3.02

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9152.24%
9th to 12th Grade6,3834.90%
High School Graduate29,87422.94%
Some College27,07920.80%
Associates Degree11,4778.81%
Bachelors Degree30,69123.57%
Graduate Degree21,78916.73%
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White96,21993,15747,011
Black21,01417,9603,353
Hispanic10,2967,333912
Other Race2,8991,74167
Asian1,6671,546795
Multiple Races1,2041,106383
Native American24321870
Islander686841

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 60.29%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,900$40,562$27,418
Less Than High School$21,745$22,285$20,140
High School Grad$26,700$31,383$20,816
Some College$32,354$41,887$26,261
Bachelors Degree$42,577$55,328$35,211
Graduate Degree$53,105$66,380$49,331

$33,900

Average Earnings

$40,562

Average Male

$27,418

Average Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

88.49% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 11.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.85% of the population.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black32,3238,03624.86%
White120,2577,0965.90%
Hispanic19,4963,78219.40%
Other5,0831,16522.92%
Multiple3,66785523.32%
Asian2,2771034.52%
Native4517215.96%

11.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.61%

Male Poverty Rate

12.54%

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 24.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina is Asian, with 4.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.05%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.70%
High School13.86%
Some College6.65%
Bachelors or Greater3.65%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.52%
Male Unemployed29.56%
Female Employed6.63%
Male Employed4.73%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Income

Beaufort County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,110$88,376
Families$74,548$102,127
Married Families$84,361$114,767
Non Families$36,519$56,548
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

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 Veterans

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18,418

Number of Veterans

17,035

Male Veterans

1,383

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,617
First Gulf War3,378
Second Gulf War3,331
Korea1,958
World War II882
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 745,735
75+5,052
35 to 543,300
55 to 642,709
18 to 341,622
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Name Veterans % of Total
White15,03613.66%
Black2,91412.15%
Hispanic4493.72%
2 or More21413.10%
Other1073.31%
Asian874.97%
Indian5418.62%
Hawaiian68.82%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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4.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment Status

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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29.39%

Born in South Carolina

91.69%

Native Born

8.31%

Foreign Born

4.91%

Non Citizen

3.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.69% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 29.39% having been born in South Carolina. 4.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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