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Population in 2012: 12,932 (80% urban, 20% rural). Population change since 2000: +914.3%
Males: 6,627  (51.2%)
Females: 6,305  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  32.7 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29909, 29910, 29927.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,924 (it was $43,281 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$60,924
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,299

Bluffton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $209,329 (it was $129,600 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$209,329
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $328,400; Detached houses: $407,775; Townhouses or other attached units: $679,542; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,616; Mobile homes: $145,692

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,282.

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  • White alone - 7,691 (63.1%)
  • Black alone - 2,310 (19.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,709 (14.0%)
  • Asian alone - 337 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 123 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bluffton: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.3%), German (11.2%), English (7.0%), United States (4.7%), Polish (3.8%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1852

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 34.0 square miles.

Population density: 381 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bluffton:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluffton town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

1,762 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

This town:  14.5%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Bluffton, South Carolina as of December 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bluffton to the number of sex offenders is 479 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,650 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,975 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (16.5 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (138.5 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (626.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hilton Head Island, SC (3.1 miles ), Hardeeville, SC (3.4 miles ), Talahi Island, GA (3.6 miles ), Whitemarsh Island, GA (3.7 miles ), Parris Island, SC (3.8 miles ), Tybee Island-Wilmington, GA (3.8 miles) , Tybee Island, GA (3.8 miles ), Shell Point, SC (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $324,900

Latitude: 32.21 N, Longitude: 80.90 W

Area code: 843

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Crime rates in Bluffton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 102
per 100,000 76.60.0111.1
Robberies 025
per 100,000 0.0121.7277.8
Assaults 7716
per 100,000 536.4425.8888.9
Burglaries 182528
per 100,000 1379.31520.71555.6
Thefts 325387
per 100,000 2452.13223.84833.3
Auto thefts 374
per 100,000 229.9425.8222.2
Arson N/A00
per 100,000 N/A0.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 321.9) 397.2407.1697.4

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Crime rate in Bluffton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Painters and paperhangers (12%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bluffton-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Bluffton town center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/25/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bluffton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from Bluffton center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from Bluffton center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beaufort County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Bluffton:

  • CAREONE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, 23 PLANTATION PARK DRIVE, SUITE 503)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY (Home Health Center, 119 PALMETTO WAY PO BOX 3827)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE - BLUFFTON (Nursing Home, 3039 OKATIE HIGHWAY)

Political contributions by individuals in Bluffton, SC

Amtrak station near Bluffton:

  • 18 miles: SAVANNAH (2611 SEABOARD COAST LINE DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

College/University in Bluffton:

  • University of South Carolina-Beaufort (Full-time enrollment: 1,260; Location: 1 University Boulevard; Public; Website: www.uscb.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluffton:

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 16 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 8,605)
  • Savannah State University (about 16 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,255)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 19 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • South University-Savannah (about 20 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 23 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 58 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 15,771)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 69 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,431)

Public high school in Bluffton:

  • BLUFFTON HIGH (Students: 1092; Location: 12 H.E. McCracken Circle; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluffton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bluffton:

  • CROSS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 495 BUCKWALTER PKWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MAY RIVER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 60 CALHOUN ST; Grades: PK - 2)
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Notable location: Bluffton Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bluffton include: Young Zion Church (A), Church of the Cross (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Moreland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swamps: Shoe Quarter Swamp (A), Mile Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Stony Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Island Celebration Station - Bridge Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2 Highway 278) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Fairfield Inn Sun City/Hilton Head (105 Okatie Center Blvd North) (1), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (35 Buffton Road) (2), Comfort Suites Bluffton (23 Towne Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Beaufort County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.7. This is about average.
City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.56
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00249
U.S.:

0.02218

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluffton and their reported violations in the past:

PALM KEY (Population served: 132, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2005 and FEB-15-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-10-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-10-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2003)
  • Notification, Public - Between JUL-2001 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2003)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluffton that have no violations reported:

  • LEVY-LIMEHOUSE (Population served: 2134, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.1%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for Black residents, 26.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents, 24.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.2%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bluffton, SC

Bluffton compared to South Carolina state average:

Bluffton, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Bluffton (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Bluffton Hwy 278 Branch at 1021 Fording Island Road, branch established on 2008/01/28; Buckwalter Branch at 110 Buckwalter Parkway, branch established on 2008/03/31. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Okatie Town Center at 197 Okatie Village Drive, branch established on 1999/02/16; Blufton Branch at 11 Arley Way, branch established on 2001/01/08. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Sun City Branch at 21 William Pope Dr, branch established on 2003/06/02; Westbury Park Branch at 2 Westbury Parkway, branch established on 2003/06/02. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • CoastalStates Bank: Bluffton Village Branch at 7 Thurmond Way, branch established on 2006/12/26; Sun City Branch at 30 William Pope Drive, branch established on 2007/04/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $398.5 mil, Deposits: $289.6 mil, headquarters in Hilton Head Island, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Coastalsouth Bancshares, Inc.
  • Atlantic Community Bank: at 1 Sheridan Park Circle, branch established on 2006/01/26; Messenger Service at 1 Sheridan Park Circle, branch established on 2007/07/02. Info updated 2008/07/25: Bank assets: $92.5 mil, Deposits: $73.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Atlantic Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Bluffton Branch at 1 Westbury Parkway, branch established on 2004/05/17. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Tidelands Bank: Bluffton Branch at 52 Burnt Church Road, branch established on 2008/05/01. Info updated 2011/10/13: Bank assets: $532.3 mil, Deposits: $446.6 mil, headquarters in Mount Pleasant, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Tidelands Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bluffton Commons Branch at 101 Windrush Lane, branch established on 2004/08/09. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SCBT National Association: Bluffton Branch at 1328 Fording Island Road, branch established on 1996/08/22. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • 9 other banks with 9 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bluffton, South Carolina:

  • Suburban Lodge Of Hilton Head, 1376 US Hwy 278, Bluffton, SC 29910 , Phone: (800) 951-7829, Fax: (843) 837-9393
  • Fairfield Inn Sun City Hilton Head, 105 Okatil CTR Blvd, Bluffton, SC 29910 , Phone: (843) 705-2300
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 29 William Pope Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910 , Phone: (843) 705-9000, Fax: (843) 705-9008
  • Comfort Suites, 23 Towne Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910 , Phone: (843) 815-1700, Fax: (843) 815-1701
  • Candlewood Suites Bluffton, 5 Young Clyde Ct, Bluffton, SC 29909 , Phone: (843) 705-9600, Fax: (843) 705-9601
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 35 Bluffton Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910 , Phone: (866) 757-2002, Fax: (843) 757-2425
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bluffton, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bluffton travel time to work - commute


Bluffton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Bluffton town (based on Beaufort County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.79%
Here32.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents26.6%24.6%12.5%9.1%9.0%
Congregations17.3%5.3%8.0%5.3%10.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.1%2.8%1.9%1.5%9.1%
Congregations4.0%4.0%5.3%4.0%36.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Beaufort County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Beaufort County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Beaufort County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 232
Here:

15.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Beaufort County:

20.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$12,381$29,7140$0
Other Government Administration 29$106,128$43,9150$0
Judicial and Legal 5$12,305$29,5320$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$132,098$56,6130$0
Police - Other 3$11,880$47,5203$2,953
Other and Unallocable 5$12,657$30,3770$0
Totals for Government 75$287,449$45,9923$2,953

Bluffton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $445,000 ($34.41)
    Police Protection: $400,000 ($30.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000 ($6.42)
    Regular Highways: $74,000 ($5.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($3.71)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($1.08)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($0.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $34,000 ($2.63)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($1.55)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($1.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $548,000 ($42.38)

Bluffton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $40,000 ($3.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $174,000 ($13.45)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($1.31)
    Rents: $9,000 ($0.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $38,000 ($2.94)
  • Tax - NEC: $393,000 ($30.39)
    Property: $234,000 ($18.09)
    Public Utilities: $30,000 ($2.32)

Bluffton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $226,000 ($17.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $19,000 ($1.47)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $177,000 ($13.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($2.32)

Bluffton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $340,000 ($26.29)

12.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($68,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,182 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.47%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jasper County, SC  0.31% ($28,710 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.27% ($33,937)
from Chatham County, GA  0.26% ($76,296)


10.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.41% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,392 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.41%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jasper County, SC  0.41% ($32,623 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.32% ($35,340)
to Charleston County, SC  0.31% ($51,325)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluffton:

  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXH (1130 AM; 1 kW; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNFO (1430 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RIDGELAND, SC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSOK (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WHGM (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: WHGM RADIO, INC.)
  • WVGB (1490 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: VIVIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluffton:

  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLOW (107.9 FM; PORT ROYAL, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFS (91.9 FM; PORT WENTWORTH, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • W218BX (91.5 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEAS-FM (93.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLXP (88.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN MULTIMEDIA NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSIS (103.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWVV (104.9 FM; RIDGELAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAGP (88.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF BEAUFORT, INC)
  • WGZO (103.1 FM; PARRIS ISLAND, SC; Owner: ZIP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bluffton:

  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • W19CH (Channel 19; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W55AW (Channel 55; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
  • WXSX-LP (Channel 13; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W57CT (Channel 57; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W32BJ (Channel 32; BEAUFORT, ETC., SC; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
Bluffton, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Bluffton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,750
Total average daily truck traffic: 192
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 3,520

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bluffton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bluffton, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bluffton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bluffton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 132
  • Hazardous Condition: 53
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Bluffton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bluffton, SC

Most common first names in Bluffton, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert5474.0 years
William5372.8 years
John5175.7 years
James4674.1 years
Mary3279.3 years
Joseph2473.2 years
George2478.3 years
Thomas2165.9 years
Richard2069.8 years
Margaret2079.0 years
Most common last names in Bluffton, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3170.9 years
Brown2875.8 years
Hamilton2669.7 years
Johnson2176.3 years
Mitchell1671.8 years
Pinckney1572.3 years
Bush1366.1 years
Frazier1373.1 years
Graves1177.7 years
Jenkins1167.4 years
Businesses in Bluffton, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ann Taylor2Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Banana Republic1McDonald's1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1New Balance1
Brooks Brothers1Nike5
CVS1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Clarks1Pac Sun1
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless2Payless1
Curves1PetSmart1
DHL1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Publix Super Markets2
Eddie Bauer1Quiznos1
Ethan Allen1Rue211
Famous Footwear2SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx8Soma Intimates1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Staples1
Gymboree1Starbucks3
H&R Block2Suburban1
Havertys Furniture1Subway3
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Talbots1
IHOP1Target1
IZOD1Tire Kingdom1
J.Crew1U-Haul4
Journeys1UPS8
Just Tires1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Browse common businesses in Bluffton, SC


Bluffton on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008"
  • #74 (29910) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Paul A. Farrar (13)
  • Thomas Rathke (4)
  • Richard Coffield (3)
  • Richard David Oliver (3)
  • Melissa J. Buco (2)
  • Craig D. Germain (2)
  • Michael Eugene Lucas (2)
  • John P. Foster (2)
  • Melissa Jane Buco (1)
  • Lothar H. Ruhnke (1)

Total of 51 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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