Beaufort, SC 29902 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29902: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Beaufort, SC 29902

Not Acceptable, USPS
Laurel Bay, SC 29902
Naval Hospital, SC 29902

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 559
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,859
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 432
  • County: Beaufort County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.447, Longitude -80.709
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Beaufort, SC 29902 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,668
Daytime Population: Workers 14,784
Daytime Population: Residents 8,649
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,433
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 15,874
Population in Familes 12,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,794
Population Density2 801
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $53,177
Average Household Income $73,130
Per Capita Income $27,512


Total Housing Units 7,422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,653 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,943 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 826 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $251,139
Average Home Value $379,626


Total Households 6,596
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 4,109
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.4% 1.56%
Households 1.8% 1.92%
Families 1.61% 1.8%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Beaufort, SC 29902 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29902 to the other 395 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 101 75th
Population Density # 67 83rd
Diversity Index # 170 57th
Median Household Income # 75 81st
Per Capita Income # 81 80th

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