Burton, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Burton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Burton Census Designated Place had a population of 7,629 as of July 1, 2018. Burton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burton is located at latitude 32.4247 and longitude -80.7407 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the Burton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Burton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402736) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Burton Census Designated Place is located within Beaufort-Port Royal Division of Beaufort County.

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


Total Population 7,629
Population in Households 7,626
Population in Familes 6,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 898
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $46,631
Average Household Income $66,682
Per Capita Income $25,804


Total Housing Units 3,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,754 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,224 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $210,320
Average Home Value $316,928


Total Households 2,978
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,025
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.24% 1.76%
Households 1.52% 1.88%
Families 1.23% 1.72%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Burton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burton to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 75 81st
Population Density # 150 62nd
Diversity Index # 26 94th
Median Household Income # 134 66th
Per Capita Income # 106 73rd

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