Beaufort County, South Carolina Population 2024

205,099

Beaufort County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 205,099 with a growth rate of 2.17% 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. The 2010 population was 162,843 and has seen a growth of 25.95% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029226,9194,3641.96%
2028222,5554,3642%
2027218,1914,3642.04%
2026213,8274,3642.08%
2025209,4634,3642.13%
2024205,0994,3642.17%
2023200,7354,3642.22%
2022196,3714,3642.27%
2021192,0074,1882.23%
2020187,819-4,819-2.5%
2019192,6383,0751.62%
2018189,5632,5701.37%
2017186,9933,1851.73%
2016183,8083,7382.08%
2015180,0704,7522.71%
2014175,3184,2232.47%
2013171,0953,6722.19%
2012167,4233,5592.17%
2011163,8641,0210.63%
2010162,843
199086,42521,06132.22%
198065,36414,22827.82%
197051,1366,94915.73%
196044,18717,19463.7%
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%
179018,753-208,166-91.74%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.17% (4,364)
County Website
Beaufort County
County Seat
2010 Population
162,843
Area
576 mi²
Density
356 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
25.95% (42,256)
Founded
1769

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White134,37971.07%
Black or African American30,70016.24%
Two or more races11,3626.01%
Other race10,0945.34%
Asian2,1281.13%
Native American3460.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander620.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population by Race

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Beaufort County, South Carolina Median Age

46.8

Total

43.4

Male

49.8

Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Adults

There are 155,408 adults, (52,428 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Age Dependency

83.6

Age Dependency Ratio

50.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female95,08450.29%
Male93,98749.71%

Beaufort County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All76,1132.4175.524.5
Married43,2132.7983.416.6
Non Family23,5271.2468.431.6
Female7,0953.6253.146.9
Male2,2783.4570.329.7
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2.88

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Beaufort County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 51.28%.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,763

Average Earnings

$54,369

Average Male

$38,715

Average Female

Beaufort County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

88.98% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 11.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.31% of the population.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Language

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black29,6427,70626%
White125,6857,5015.97%
Hispanic20,1272,67613.3%
Other9,6751,67017.26%
Multiple10,6641,0239.59%
Asian1,99835717.87%
Native3464312.43%
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10.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.13%

Male Poverty Rate

11.53%

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 26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, South Carolina is White, with 5.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.14%.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.54%
High School13.01%
Some College7.31%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.24%
Male Unemployed12.03%
Female Employed5.76%
Male Employed3.48%
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Beaufort County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beaufort County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Beaufort County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17,222

Number of Veterans

15,674

Male Veterans

1,548

Female Veterans

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Beaufort County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

28.83%

Born in Beaufort County, South Carolina

92.51%

Native Born

7.49%

Foreign Born

4.3%

Non Citizen

3.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.51% of Beaufort County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 28.83% having been born in South Carolina. 4.3% 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

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