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Beaufort, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Beaufort had a population of 12,638 as of July 1, 2019.

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 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 Beaufort-Port Royal Division of Beaufort County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaufort: Granville.

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Beaufort, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Beaufort, SC Housing Affordability Index is 99
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Beaufort, SC Wealth Index is 76
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 12,638 (100%)
Population in Households 11,435 (90.5%)
Population in Families 8,740 (69.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,203 ( 9.5%)
Population Density 525
Diversity Index2 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,474
Average Household Income $69,473
Per Capita Income $29,213
Wealth Index4 76

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,957 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,111 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 674 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $266,782
Housing Affordability Index3 99
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,069
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 3,032
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.25% 1.36%
Households 1.45% 1.57%
Families 1.09% 1.44%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Beaufort, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaufort to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 46 89th
Population Density # 238 40th
Diversity Index # 197 51st
Median Household Income # 125 69th
Per Capita Income # 72 82nd

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