Laurel Bay, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Laurel Bay, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Laurel Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 6,422 as of July 1, 2018. Laurel Bay ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel Bay is located at latitude 32.46 and longitude -80.7866 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the Laurel Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.89 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Laurel Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403222) 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 Laurel Bay Census Designated Place is located within Beaufort-Port Royal Division of Beaufort County.

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


Total Population 6,422
Population in Households 6,422
Population in Familes 5,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,499
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $47,515
Average Household Income $57,005
Per Capita Income $19,221


Total Housing Units 2,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 680 (28.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,474 (60.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 275 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $171,495
Average Home Value $217,894


Total Households 2,154
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 1,829
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 1.05% 1.35%
Households 1.29% 1.5%
Families 1.19% 1.42%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Laurel Bay, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Bay 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 # 85 79th
Population Density # 54 87th
Diversity Index # 120 70th
Median Household Income # 123 69th
Per Capita Income # 269 32nd

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