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Beaufort, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Beaufort had a population of 13,389 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Beaufort is located at latitude 32.4483 and longitude -80.7105 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beaufort (see map below) encompass a land area of 28 sq. miles and a water area of 5.98 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Beaufort (GNIS ID: 2403832) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Beaufort is located within of Beaufort County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beaufort population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaufort: Granville.

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Beaufort, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,389
Population in Households 12,252
Population in Familes 9,396
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,137
Population Density1 478
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 5,300
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 3,188
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,755 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,545 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 851 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $237,562
Average Home Value $360,147


Median Household Income $46,700
Average Household Income $63,995
Per Capita Income $27,072
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.18% 1.72%
Households 1.22% 1.77%
Families 0.72% 1.63%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaufort to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 43 89th
Population Density1 # 242 39th
Diversity Index2 # 141 65th
Median Household Income # 95 76th
Per Capita Income # 57 86th

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