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Port Royal, South Carolina - Basic Facts

Port Royal is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Port Royal.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Beaufort County at latitude 32.3791 and longitude -80.6926. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Royal (see map) encompass a land area of 18.95 sq. miles and a water area of 3.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Royal: Port Royall, Saint Ellens.

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Port Royal, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Royal to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 47 88th
Population Density1 # 207 48th
Diversity Index2 # 59 86th
Median Household Income # 108 73rd
Per Capita Income # 225 43rd

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

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Port Royal, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 11,146
Population in Households 7,544
Population in Familes 5,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,602
Population Density1 588
Diversity Index2 59
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,252
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,039
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,286 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,966 (51.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 546 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $154,007
Average Home Value $194,129
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,023
Average Household Income $55,007
Per Capita Income $18,263
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.01% 1.18%
Households 1.69% 1.91%
Families 2.39% 1.72%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.

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