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Population in 2012: 38,366 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.3%
 

Males: 18,920  (49.3%)
Females: 19,446  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  50.9 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29926, 29928.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,079 (it was $60,438 in 2000)
Hilton Head Island:

$67,079
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $44,438

Hilton Head Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $434,410 (it was $280,100 in 2000)
Hilton Head Island:

$434,410
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $613,841; Detached houses: $730,289; Townhouses or other attached units: $407,390; In 2-unit structures: $502,512; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $227,973; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $331,511; Mobile homes: $143,791; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $88,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,082.

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  • White alone - 28,247 (75.5%)
  • Hispanic - 5,365 (14.3%)
  • Black alone - 3,205 (8.6%)
  • Asian alone - 301 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 182 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 118 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hilton Head Island: 98.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (15.0%), English (14.0%), Irish (12.9%), Italian (5.0%), United States (4.1%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1983

Elevation: 11 feet

Land area: 42.1 square miles.

Population density: 912 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hilton Head Island:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hilton Head Island town:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

5,627 residents are foreign born (2.8% Europe).

This town:  15.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina as of September 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Hilton Head Island to the number of sex offenders is 5,481 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,084 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,868 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (22.9 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (139.6 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (624.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bluffton, SC (3.1 miles ), Parris Island, SC (3.3 miles ), Tybee Island, GA (3.7 miles ), Shell Point, SC (3.8 miles ), Port Royal, SC (3.8 miles ), Tybee Island-Wilmington, GA (4.0 miles) , Talahi Island, GA (4.1 miles ), Burton, SC (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 444 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 1998: 474 buildings, average cost: $226,500
  • 1999: 494 buildings, average cost: $226,100
  • 2000: 456 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2001: 459 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2002: 441 buildings, average cost: $363,300
  • 2003: 292 buildings, average cost: $386,300
  • 2004: 290 buildings, average cost: $395,100
  • 2005: 362 buildings, average cost: $397,800
  • 2006: 190 buildings, average cost: $471,400
  • 2007: 93 buildings, average cost: $642,300
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $650,300
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $666,100
  • 2010: 41 buildings, average cost: $510,300
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $518,600
  • 2012: 63 buildings, average cost: $453,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 32.18 N, Longitude: 80.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,290 (+22.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 12,574 (76.0%)

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Hilton Head Island tourist attractions:

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +10,094 (+42.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Hilton Head Island-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.8 miles away from the Hilton Head Island 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 12.7 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hilton Head Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 60.9 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 49.7 miles away from Hilton Head Island 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 70.5 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 66.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from Hilton Head Island center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.7 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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Birthplace of: Sean O'Haire - Professional wrestler, Cyrus G. Wiley - President of Savannah State University.

Main business address for: SEA PINES ASSOCIATES INC (HOTELS & MOTELS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Hilton Head Island:

  • FMC HILTON HEAD DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 25 HOSPITAL CENTER BLVD MEDICAL PAVILION)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF HILTON HEAD (Home Health Center, 11 PALMETTO PARKWAY, SUITE 101)
  • HILTON HEAD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 25 HOSPITAL CENTER BLVD)
  • ISLAND HOSPICE (Hospital, 94 MAIN STREET PO BOX 22894)
  • BROAD CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 801 LEMON GRASS COURT)
  • FRASER HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 300 WOOD HAVEN DRIVE)
  • HILTON HEAD HOSP SKILLED NURSING UNIT (Nursing Home, 25 HOSPITAL CENTER BLVD)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF HILTON HEAD (Nursing Home, 120 LAMOTTE DRIVE)
  • THE PRESTON HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 87 BIRD SONG WAY)

Political contributions by individuals in Hilton Head Island, SC

Airports located in Hilton Head Island:

  • Hilton Head Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 12,746, Itinerant Ops: 28,556, Local Ops: 3,743, Military Ops: 766)

Local government website: www.ci.hilton-head-island.sc.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hilton Head Island:

  • Savannah State University (about 22 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,255)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 22 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 8,605)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 25 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • South University-Savannah (about 25 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 29 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 63 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,287)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 63 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,431)

Private high schools in Hilton Head Island:

  • HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 492; Location: 55 GARDNER DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 451; Location: 12 LAWTON RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 166; Location: 11 NEW ORLEANS RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hilton Head Island:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hilton Head Island:

  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 9 FOXGRAPE RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 45 BEACH CITY RD; Grades: PK - 8)
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  • Colleges and universities- university of south carolina at beaufort, north and south campuses

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Notable locations in Hilton Head Island: Baynard Ruins (A), South Beach Marina (B), Shelter Cove Marina (C), Sea Pines Club (D), Palmetto Bay Marina (E), Broad Creek Marina (F), Dolphin Head Golf Club (G), Executive Golf Club (H), Harbour Town Golf Links (I), Hilton Head National Signature Golf Course (J), Old South Golf Links (K), Palmetto Dunes Golf Courses (L), Palmetto Hall Plantation Golf Arthur Hills Course (M), Port Royal Golf and Racquet Club (N), Royal Golf and Tennis Club (O), Spanish Wells Golf Club (P), Wexford Golf Club (Q), Harbour Town Yacht Basin (R), Hilton Head Number 1 Public Sanitation Department (S), South Island Public Sanitation Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Village at Wexford Shopping Center (1), The Plaza at Shelter Cove Shopping Center (2), South Island Square Shopping Center (3), Shelter Cove Shopping Center (4), Shelter Cove Mall Shopping Center (5), Port Royal Plaza Shopping Center (6), Pope Avenue Mall Shopping Center (7), Plantation Shopping Center (8), Pineland Mall Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hilton Head Island include: Queen Chapel (A), Saint James Church (B), First African Church (C), Central Oak Grove Church (D), Mount Calvary Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lawton Cemetery (1), Pope Cemetery (2), Talbor Cemetery (3), Baynard Tomb (4), Government Cemetery (5), Opossum Point Cemetery (6), Braddocks Point Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Seabrook Pond (A), Buoy Path Pond (B), Beach Pond (C), Whooping Crane Pond (D), White Ibis Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Point Comfort Creek (A), Old House Creek (B), Lawton Creek (C), Heddy Gutter Creek (D), Calibogue Creek (E), Broad Creek (F), Coggin Creek (G), Baynard Cove Creek (H), Fish Haul Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hilton Head Island include: Coligny Circle (1), Sea Pines Forest Preserve (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Singleton Beach (A), Folly Field Beach (B), Bradley Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Museum of Hilton Head Island (100 William Hilton Parkway) (1), Coastal Discovery Museum (100 William Hilton Parkway) (2), Adventure Golf at Pirate's Island (Amusement & Theme Parks; Highway 278) (3), AAA Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 15 Parkwood Drive) (4), Legendary Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 80 Pope Avenue) (5), Hilton Head Island- Ocean Front Villa Rentals (23 South Forest Beach Drive) (6), H H Island Chamber of Commerce (1 Chamber Of Commerce) (7), Hilton Head Guest Services (71 Pope Avenue Suite B) (8), Waterfun Park & Mini Golf (2 Tanglewood Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Marriott Vacation Club Barony Beach Club (5 Grasslawn Avenue) (1), Hilton Head Marriott Beach & Golf Resort (1 Hotel Circle) (2), Crowne Plaza Resort (130 Shipyard Drive) (3), Hilton Head Guest Services (71 Pope Avenue) (4), Hilton Oceanfront Resort (23 Ocean Lane) (5), Adventure Inn Resort & Rentals (41 South Forest Beach Drive) (6), Marriott's Grande Ocean (51 S Forest Beach Dr) (7), Inn at Harbour Town (1 Lighthouse Lane) (8), Quality Inn & Suites (200 Museum Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Hilton Head Island Town - Municipal Court (3 Town Center Court) (1), Beaufort County - Magistrate Court- Hilton Head Chief Magistrate (Call Beaufort County) (2), Beaufort County - Family Court Beaufort- Wic (600 Wilmington Street) (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
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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 19.5 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 20.6 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 18.1 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 18.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00249
U.S.:

0.02218

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hilton Head Island and their reported violations in the past:

HAIG POINT UTILITY CO (Population served: 487, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2001 and NOV-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-27-2001)
  • One minor monitoring violation
OTTERBERN PARK INC (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2002 and JAN-10-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2003)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 27.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.7%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.7%
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 Hilton Head Island, SC

202 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Hilton Head Island in 2000:

  • 208 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 200 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 34 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Hilton Head Island compared to South Carolina state average:

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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Banks with most branches in Hilton Head Island (2011 data):

  • CoastalStates Bank: Main Street Branch, Coastalstates Bank, New Orleans Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $398.5 mil, Deposits: $289.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Coastalsouth Bancshares, Inc.
  • Liberty Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Sea Pines Branch, 8 Pope Avenue Branch, Southwood Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $683.0 mil, Deposits: $553.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, OH, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Greenwood Branch at 2 Greenwood Drive, branch established on 1998/02/09; Indigo Run Branch at One Lafayette Place, branch established on 1997/11/21. 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.
  • Bank of North Carolina: Hilton Head Island Branch at 430 William Hilton Parkway, Ste. 501, branch established on 2003/02/10; Wexford Branch Office Branch at 1000 William Hilton Parkway, branch established on 2005/01/03. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $2,453.6 mil, Deposits: $2,119.0 mil, headquarters in Thomasville, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: Bnc Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sea Pines Branch at One Greenwood Drvie, branch established on 1964/04/11; North Island Branch at 75 Matthews Drive, branch established on 1980/04/28. 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
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: 100 Exchange Street at 100 Exchange Street, branch established on 1999/12/13; 2 Palmetto Bay Road Branch at 2 Palmetto Bay Road, branch established on 2000/04/24. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Hilton Head Parkway Branch at 401 William Hilton Parkway, branch established on 1996/12/09; Hilton Head Main Branch at 62 New Orleans Road, branch established on 1985/06/17. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Pope Avenue Branch at 4 Office Way, branch established on 2003/12/15. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Atlantic Community Bank: Hilton Head Branch at 1 Corpus Christi Place, Suite 108, branch established on 2007/10/26. Info updated 2008/07/25: Bank assets: $92.5 mil, Deposits: $73.4 mil, headquarters in Bluffton, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Atlantic Bancshares, Inc.
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:

  • Motel 6, 830 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 , Phone: (803) 785-2700, Fax: (843) 842-9543
  • Red Roof Inn Hilton Head, 5 Regency Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 , Phone: (803) 686-6808, Fax: (843) 842-3352
  • Days Inn Hilton Head, 9 Marina Side Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 , Phone: (843) 842-4800, Fax: (843) 842-5388
  • Beachwalk Hotel & Condominiums, 40 Waterside Drice, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 , Phone: (843) 842-8888, Fax: (843) 842-5948
  • Westin Resort & Villas, 2 Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 , Phone: (843) 681-4000
  • Hilton Resort, 23 Ocean Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 , Phone: (843) 842-8000, Fax: (843) 842-7468
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, 12 Park Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 , Phone: (803) 686-5700, Fax: (803) 686-3952
  • Comfort Inn Hilton Head, 2 Tanglewood Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 , Phone: (843) 842-6662
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Hilton Head Island travel time to work - commute


Hilton Head Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Hilton Head Island 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 26$64,115$29,5920$0
Other Government Administration 27$144,078$64,0350$0
Judicial and Legal 14$65,683$56,3000$0
Firefighters 16$98,375$73,7810$0
Fire - Other 27$103,737$46,1052$4,373
Streets and Highways 4$25,806$77,4180$0
Natural Resources 2$10,691$64,1460$0
Other and Unallocable 28$121,500$52,0710$0
Totals for Government 144$633,985$52,8322$4,373

Hilton Head Island government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,344,000 ($113.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $12,294,000 ($320.44)
    Police Protection: $2,298,000 ($59.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,188,000 ($57.03)
    Central Staff Services: $2,094,000 ($54.58)
    Parking Facilities: $2,024,000 ($52.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,356,000 ($35.34)
    Financial Administration: $1,204,000 ($31.38)
    General - Other: $1,118,000 ($29.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $827,000 ($21.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,808,000 ($125.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $13,234,000 ($344.94)
    General - Other: $6,833,000 ($178.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $73,000 ($1.90)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,452,000 ($350.62)

Hilton Head Island government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,430,000 ($63.34)
    Parking Facilities: $330,000 ($8.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $141,000 ($3.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $200,000 ($5.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,066,000 ($105.98)
    Interest Earnings: $2,952,000 ($76.94)
    General Revenue, NEC: $720,000 ($18.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $362,000 ($9.44)
    Rents: $72,000 ($1.88)
    Donations From Private Sources: $27,000 ($0.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,105,000 ($28.80)
    Public Welfare: $432,000 ($11.26)
  • Tax - Property: $14,976,000 ($390.35)
    Public Utility License: $8,939,000 ($232.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,714,000 ($227.13)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $8,314,000 ($216.70)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,021,000 ($156.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,105,000 ($54.87)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $227,000 ($5.92)

Hilton Head Island government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,210,000 ($3133.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $114,295,000 ($2979.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,915,000 ($154.17)

Hilton Head Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,825,000 ($516.73)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,546,000 ($1265.34)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,825,000 ($203.96)

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 Hilton Head Island:

  • WFXH (1130 AM; 1 kW; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 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.)
  • WNFO (1430 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RIDGELAND, SC)
  • WVGB (1490 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: VIVIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSOK (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hilton Head Island:

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

TV broadcast stations around Hilton Head Island:

  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)
  • W19CH (Channel 19; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W32BJ (Channel 32; BEAUFORT, ETC., SC; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W55AW (Channel 55; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
  • WXSX-LP (Channel 13; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W57CT (Channel 57; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 107 meters (351ft)
Total average daily traffic: 20,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 804
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 31,356


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Hilton Head Island


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hilton Head Island, SC

Most common first names in Hilton Head Island, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John24776.9 years
Robert23075.3 years
William21476.0 years
Mary16782.6 years
James15975.0 years
Charles13278.8 years
Helen10584.9 years
George10377.3 years
Margaret9880.3 years
Richard9776.9 years
Most common last names in Hilton Head Island, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6580.2 years
Williams4975.7 years
Johnson4978.4 years
Jones4477.1 years
Miller4076.8 years
Brown3676.3 years
Anderson3276.0 years
Thompson2981.3 years
Davis2883.9 years
Taylor2572.8 years
Businesses in Hilton Head Island, SC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Applebee's1Nike1
Arby's1Panera Bread1
Bath & Body Works1Penske1
Blockbuster1Pier 1 Imports1
Budget Car Rental1Pizza Hut1
Chico's1Publix Super Markets2
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Decora Cabinetry1Subway2
FedEx14T-Mobile1
H&R Block1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS18
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Westin1
Marriott4
Browse common businesses in Hilton Head Island, SC

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