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Shell Point, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Shell Point Census Designated Place had a population of 2,332 as of July 1, 2017. Shell Point 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 Shell Point is located at latitude 32.3753 and longitude -80.7535 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the Shell Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.92 sq. miles and a water area of 1.62 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Shell Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402847) 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 Shell Point Census Designated Place is located within Beaufort-Port Royal Division of Beaufort County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shell Point population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Shell Point, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,332
Daytime Population: Workers 191
Daytime Population: Residents 1,287
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,478
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 2,332
Population in Familes 1,880
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 595
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $52,886
Average Household Income $64,719
Per Capita Income $23,747


Total Housing Units 934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 569 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $190,099
Average Home Value $240,053


Total Households 856
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 601
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% 2.12%
Households -0.16% 2.15%
Families -0.69% 2.04%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Shell Point, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shell Point to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 167 58th
Population Density # 210 47th
Diversity Index # 73 82nd
Median Household Income # 66 84th
Per Capita Income # 119 70th

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