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Beaufort, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Beaufort had a population of 13,869 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Beaufort is located at latitude 32.4483 and longitude -80.7105 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beaufort (see map below) 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 10 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 of Beaufort County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beaufort population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaufort: Granville.

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


Total Population 13,869
Daytime Population: Workers 15,324
Daytime Population: Residents 6,716
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,040
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 12,730
Population in Familes 9,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,139
Population Density2 495
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $50,008
Average Household Income $68,423
Per Capita Income $28,929


Total Housing Units 6,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,983 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,535 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 722 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $238,403
Average Home Value $351,511


Total Households 5,518
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 3,314
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 1.51% 1.67%
Households 1.61% 1.82%
Families 1.16% 1.67%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Beaufort, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaufort to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 41 90th
Population Density # 241 39th
Diversity Index # 168 58th
Median Household Income # 89 78th
Per Capita Income # 54 87th

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