Beaufort County SC Information


Beaufort County Subdivisions

Beaufort County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 171,673
Population in Households 166,647
Population in Familes 135,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,026
Population Density1 298
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 69,731
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 48,263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 100,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,647 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,084 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,530 (30.5%)
Median Home Value $238,789
Average Home Value $326,214


Median Household Income $57,592
Average Household Income $79,293
Per Capita Income $32,464
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.55%
Households 1.36% 1.7%
Families 1.2% 1.6%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Beaufort County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaufort County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 80th
Population Density1 # 7 87th
Diversity Index2 # 17 65th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.