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The City of Beaufort had a population of 12,576 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Beaufort is located at latitude 32.4316 and longitude -80.6698 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beaufort encompass a land area of 28 sq. miles and a water area of 5.98 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.
The City of Beaufort (GNIS ID: 2403832) 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 City of Beaufort is located within Beaufort-Port Royal Division of Beaufort County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaufort: Granville.
|Total Population||12,576 (100%)|
|Population in Households||11,407 (90.7%)|
|Population in Families||8,686 (69.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,169 ( 9.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$51,890|
|Average Household Income||$74,803|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||21%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,203|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||5,856 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,151 (53.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,922 (32.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||783 (13.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$257,410|
|Average Home Value||$363,982|
|Housing Affordability Index3||128|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.37%|
|Per Capita Income||1.13%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.35%|
The table below compares Beaufort to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 47||88th|
|Population Density||# 240||40th|
|Median Household Income||# 108||73rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 51||13th|
|Per Capita Income||# 63||84th|
|Diversity Index||# 204||49th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.