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 6,243 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.4502 and longitude -80.7848 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the Laurel Bay Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Laurel Bay, SC Housing Affordability Index is 167
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

Laurel Bay, SC Wealth Index is 40
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 6,243 (100%)
Population in Households 6,243 (100.0%)
Population in Families 5,767 (92.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,499
Diversity Index2 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,352
Average Household Income $54,336
Per Capita Income $18,319
Wealth Index4 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (27.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,454 (62.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $137,647
Housing Affordability Index3 167
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,094
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 1,780
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 0.46% 0.79%
Households 0.7% 0.95%
Families 0.59% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Laurel Bay, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Bay 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 # 86 79th
Population Density # 57 86th
Diversity Index # 130 67th
Median Household Income # 167 58th
Per Capita Income # 306 23rd

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