Beaufort County SC Information


Beaufort County Subdivisions

Beaufort County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 187,618
Population in Households 182,384
Population in Familes 148,900
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,234
Population Density1 326
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $62,595
Average Household Income $90,861
Per Capita Income $37,043


Total Housing Units 105,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56,456 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,084 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29,798 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $309,568
Average Home Value $440,181


Total Households 75,540
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 51,912
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.78% 1.87%
Households 1.85% 1.93%
Families 1.66% 1.81%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.64%


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, 2018 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 Density # 7 87th
Diversity Index # 23 52nd
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.