Port Royal, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Port Royal, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Port Royal had a population of 12,653 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Port Royal is located at latitude 32.3555 and longitude -80.7005 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Royal (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.99 sq. miles and a water area of 3.07 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Port Royal (GNIS ID: 2407149) 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 Town of Port Royal is located within Beaufort-Port Royal Division of Beaufort County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Royal: Port Royall, Saint Ellens.

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


Total Population 12,653
Population in Households 9,099
Population in Familes 7,210
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,554
Population Density2 666
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $49,986
Average Household Income $65,560
Per Capita Income $23,580


Total Housing Units 4,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,805 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,018 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 533 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $197,132
Average Home Value $269,069


Total Households 3,823
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,415
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 2.06% 1.44%
Households 2.83% 1.98%
Families 3.29% 1.88%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Port Royal, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Royal 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 # 45 89th
Population Density # 199 50th
Diversity Index # 114 71st
Median Household Income # 105 74th
Per Capita Income # 146 63rd

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