Beaufort County SC Information


Beaufort County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 187,450
Daytime Population: Workers 89,527
Daytime Population: Residents 103,091
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 192,618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 182,415
Population in Familes 148,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,035
Population Density2 325
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $59,876
Average Household Income $86,014
Per Capita Income $34,623


Total Housing Units 103,832 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52,246 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,244 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29,342 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $306,893
Average Home Value $399,459


Total Households 74,490
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 51,351
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 2.01% 1.95%
Households 1.91% 1.98%
Families 1.74% 1.88%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.31%


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, 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 # 10 80th
Population Density # 7 87th
Diversity Index # 21 57th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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