Cities in Beaufort County, South Carolina by Population (2024)

There are 18 cities in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Bluffton1South Carolina40,64928,3378.19%78052.13
Hilton Head Island2South Carolina38,55437,5840.63%93241.35
Port Royal3South Carolina16,75614,5083.47%98816.96
Beaufort4South Carolina13,84813,5960.46%56724.43
Hardeeville5South Carolina12,8417,72511.06%22656.71
Burton6South Carolina7,1738,779-2.91%8598.35
Laurel Bay7South Carolina4,6876,388-8.1%1,1264.16
Ridgeland8South Carolina3,8233,7390.55%7948.34
Dale9South Carolina1,21569911.88%5122.37
Shell Point10South Carolina1,1202,991-28.8%2794.01
Yemassee11South Carolina1,0651,089-0.56%9810.90
Fripp Island12South Carolina7838481.03%2403.26
Seabrook13South Carolina7181,456-20.4%1305.50
Daufuskie Island14South Carolina6414855.95%659.81
Sheldon15South Carolina377501-7.6%864.36
Harbor Island16South Carolina238316-7.39%2321.03
Lobeco17South Carolina43349-63.87%162.63
Coosawhatchie18South Carolina1209.09%200.59

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Beaufort County, South Carolina?

Bluffton is the largest city in Beaufort County.

What is the smallest city in Beaufort County, South Carolina?

Coosawhatchie is the smallest city in Beaufort County.

How many cities are in Beaufort County?

There are 18 cities in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

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