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Port Royal, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Port Royal had a population of 11,667 as of July 1, 2016. Port Royal ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Royal is located at latitude 32.3555 and longitude -80.7005 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Royal (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.99 sq. miles and a water area of 3.07 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Port Royal (GNIS ID: 2407149) 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 Town of Port Royal is located within Beaufort-Port Royal Division of Beaufort County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Royal 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 Port Royal: Port Royall, Saint Ellens.

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


Total Population 11,667
Population in Households 8,255
Population in Familes 6,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,412
Population Density1 615
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 3,455
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,172
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,004 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,390 (34.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,065 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 549 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $193,542
Average Home Value $274,622


Median Household Income $46,152
Average Household Income $60,203
Per Capita Income $21,711
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.4% 1.61%
Households 2.09% 2.13%
Families 2.61% 2.02%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Port Royal, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Royal 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 # 48 88th
Population Density1 # 207 48th
Diversity Index2 # 80 80th
Median Household Income # 101 75th
Per Capita Income # 144 64th

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