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Beaufort County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2019: 192,122 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 120,937 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 30,906
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,962
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 33,363
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,077 (it was 12,169 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 587 sq. mi.

Water area: 336.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 327 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Beaufort County: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.0%), Retail trade (13.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Beaufort County, SC (2019)
    • 131,55968.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 32,38616.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 21,31911.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,8172.0%Two or more races
    • 2,5241.3%Asian alone
    • 3580.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1590.08%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

47.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years
Males: 93,420  (48.6%)
Females: 98,702  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Beaufort County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $74,127 ($46,992 in 1999)
This county:

$74,127
South Carolina:

$56,227

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,104 (lower quartile is $806, upper quartile is $1,474)
This county:

$1104
State:

$729


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $320,100 (it was $168,100 in 2000)
Beaufort:

$320,100
South Carolina:

$179,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $205,100 - $535,700

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $506,501
Here:

$506,501
State:

$266,394

Townhouses or other attached units: $362,727
Here:

$362,727
State:

$219,057

In 2-unit structures: $337,900
Here:

$337,900
State:

$275,825

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $249,575
Here:

$249,575
State:

$168,533

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $326,519
Here:

$326,519
State:

$250,122

Mobile homes: $52,598
Here:

$52,598
State:

$72,281

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $75,277
Here:

$75,277
State:

$43,541

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,698
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $468

Institutionalized population: 650

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 31
  • Robberies: 149
  • Assaults: 465
  • Burglaries: 1066
  • Thefts: 2778
  • Auto thefts: 291

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 40
  • Robberies: 102
  • Assaults: 611
  • Burglaries: 1337
  • Thefts: 2838
  • Auto thefts: 346
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Health of residents in Beaufort County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
77.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
63.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
72.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Beaufort County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
82.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
52.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
83.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
77.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 153 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1749 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 1998: 1982 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 1999: 2290 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2000: 1986 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2001: 1808 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2002: 2374 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 2003: 2730 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2004: 2678 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2005: 3996 buildings, average cost: $233,500
  • 2006: 3269 buildings, average cost: $261,900
  • 2007: 1903 buildings, average cost: $268,000
  • 2008: 1058 buildings, average cost: $312,300
  • 2009: 299 buildings, average cost: $321,000
  • 2010: 244 buildings, average cost: $377,400
  • 2011: 299 buildings, average cost: $361,200
  • 2012: 391 buildings, average cost: $351,900
  • 2013: 952 buildings, average cost: $384,200
  • 2014: 1197 buildings, average cost: $384,100
  • 2015: 1441 buildings, average cost: $373,500
  • 2016: 1442 buildings, average cost: $371,300
  • 2017: 1779 buildings, average cost: $370,100
  • 2018: 1865 buildings, average cost: $373,400
  • 2019: 1771 buildings, average cost: $379,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Beaufort, SC residents
Average permit cost in Beaufort, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,780 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,420 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Beaufort, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Beaufort, SC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Beaufort, SC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.3%
Beaufort County:

10.3%
South Carolina:

13.8%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.0% for American Indian residents, 20.1% for other race residents, 11.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 47.2 years old
(Males: 44.8 years old, Females: 48.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.7 years old, Black residents: 36.9 years old, American Indian residents: 33.5 years old, Asian residents: 26.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.9 years old, Other race residents: 22.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Beaufort County is $682 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $772 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $941 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hilton Head Island, St. Helena, Beaufort, Burton, Laurel Bay, Parris Island, Sheldon, Port Royal, Shell Point, Bluffton.

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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Neighboring counties: Chattahoochee County, Georgia , Jasper County , Harris County, Georgia , Macon County, Georgia , Peach County, Georgia , Taylor County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
South Carolina:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Beaufort, SC
County total employment by year in Beaufort, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Beaufort, SC

Current college students: 4,807
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 15,730 (48.4% naturalized citizens)

Beaufort County:

8.2%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,6952010 or later
  • 5,0012000 to 2009
  • 3,0221990 to 1999
  • 1,2981980 to 1989
  • 6271970 to 1979
  • 1,311Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.3%

Beaufort County marital status for males Beaufort County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 62,361
  • One, attached: 5,344
  • Two: 695
  • 3 or 4: 3,275
  • 5 to 9: 6,536
  • 10 to 19: 2,920
  • 20 to 49: 4,185
  • 50 or more: 6,454
  • Mobile homes: 10,649
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 283

Housing units in Beaufort County with a mortgage: 30,360 (699 second mortgage, 2,633 home equity loan, 228 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25,701

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

58.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Beaufort County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,00276
Catholic16,1175
Mainline Protestant15,10226
Other2,76916
Black Protestant2,73216
Orthodox1401
None101,371-
Beaufort County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Beaufort County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This 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.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 232
This county:

15.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Beaufort County:

8.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Beaufort County:

20.1%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Beaufort County:

Average size of farms: 383 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,179
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2816.73
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.85%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,634
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,514
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.09
Corn for grain: 230 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,612 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 168 acres

Earthquake activity:

Beaufort County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 49% 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 50.6 miles away from Beaufort County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from the county 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 59.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 285.6 miles away from Beaufort County 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 56.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4492, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Carolina Hurricane Dorian, Incident Period: August 31, 2019 - September 6, 2019, FEMA Id: 4464, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Irma, Incident Period: September 6, 2017 - September 13, 2017, FEMA Id: 4346, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1299: September 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1299, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Beaufort County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Beaufort

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 65,267 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 9,306 (11.0%)
  • Bus: 423 (0.5%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 38 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 43 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,464 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 223 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 1,374 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 6,793 (8.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (27%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Bolivia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Beaufort County


  • American (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Polish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Beaufort County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 5,750 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 419 people in nursing homes
  • 162 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 75 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 34 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 34 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Beaufort County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 4,248 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 366 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 248 people in college/university student housing
  • 195 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 79 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 40 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 39 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $81,950.

9.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($99,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.83%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($893 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.18%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

1.67% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($10,024 average AGI)
7.98% relocated from other states ($88,878 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

7.98%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, SC  0.52% ($53,335 average AGI)
from Chatham County, GA  0.29% ($64,385)
from San Diego County, CA  0.20% ($56,688)
from Onslow County, NC  0.19% ($45,779)
from Charleston County, SC  0.17% ($51,544)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.14% ($141,419)
from Richland County, SC  0.13% ($55,717)


8.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($58,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,008 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.19%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

1.86% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($11,417 average AGI)
6.12% relocated to other states ($45,750 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

6.12%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jasper County, SC  0.53% ($46,131 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.29% ($48,000)
to Chatham County, GA  0.28% ($37,611)
to Onslow County, NC  0.19% ($51,594)
to San Diego County, CA  0.19% ($51,291)
to Richland County, SC  0.15% ($52,635)
to Greenville County, SC  0.13% ($69,193)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Beaufort County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Beaufort County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Beaufort County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Beaufort County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Beaufort County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Beaufort County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Beaufort County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Beaufort County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Beaufort County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 27,766 (25,224 aged, 2,542 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,663 (21%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Beaufort County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,777)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,314)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,260)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (948)
  • Unspecified dementia (945)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (872)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (699)
  • Congestive heart failure (583)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (486)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (457)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.21
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,233
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 225
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,640

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,431
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 788
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 54.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.0
  • Other - 14.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 103.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.9
  • Other - 40.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 192,122
  • Male householders: 40,115 (8,096 living alone), Female householders: 32,928 (10,698 living alone)
  • 40,902 spouses (40,762 opposite-sex spouses), 2,654 unmarried partners, (2,579 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 49,633 children (45,300 natural, 2,742 adopted, 1,591 stepchildren), 5,020 grandchildren, 1,272 brothers or sisters, 2,909 parents, 0 foster children, 2,707 other relatives, 9,714 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,268

Size of family households: 29,483 2-persons, 9,274 3-persons, 6,882 4-persons, 3,368 5-persons, 1,068 6-persons, 425 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,794 1-person, 2,726 2-persons, 776 3-persons, 247 4-persons.

20,258 married couples with children.
9,575 single-parent households (1,538 men, 8,037 women).

89.2% of residents of Beaufort speak English at home.
8.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,152,564,000 ($8,492 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $560,213,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $440,221,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $113,222,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $272,000
Federal grants: $89,255,000
Federal procurement contracts: $57,103,000 ($52,114,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $452,490,000 ($435,341,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,616,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $62,657,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,569,427,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,638
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,356
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,713
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,155
Here:

+66 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Beaufort County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.73 millions of gallons per day (86% from ground, 14% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.6

Year house built in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • 6,6832014 or later
  • 3,6862010 to 2013
  • 27,3622000 to 2009
  • 21,9371990 to 1999
  • 22,2311980 to 1989
  • 13,7951970 to 1979
  • 2,9001960 to 1969
  • 2,3691950 to 1959
  • 9181940 to 1949
  • 8211939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Beaufort County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • 2781 room
  • 2022 rooms
  • 1,0413 rooms
  • 4,1114 rooms
  • 8,5705 rooms
  • 13,2646 rooms
  • 11,8167 rooms
  • 6,7758 rooms
  • 10,0049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • 1801 room
  • 4532 rooms
  • 1,6573 rooms
  • 3,4844 rooms
  • 4,7175 rooms
  • 3,7176 rooms
  • 1,6887 rooms
  • 5938 rooms
  • 4939+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Beaufort County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • 278no bedroom
  • 8671 bedroom
  • 11,1942 bedrooms
  • 28,6413 bedrooms
  • 12,1484 bedrooms
  • 2,9335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • 180no bedroom
  • 1,9731 bedroom
  • 6,5872 bedrooms
  • 6,6113 bedrooms
  • 1,3554 bedrooms
  • 2765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Beaufort County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Beaufort County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Beaufort County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,133no vehicle
  • 18,2751 vehicle
  • 26,6592 vehicles
  • 7,8193 vehicles
  • 2,0094 vehicles
  • 1665+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Beaufort County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Beaufort County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,424no vehicle
  • 6,6751 vehicle
  • 6,5032 vehicles
  • 1,9253 vehicles
  • 4554 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.3% of Beaufort County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 18% lived in South Carolina.

Beaufort County:

84.3%
State average:

85.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 62,577
  • Other state: 110,198
  • Northeast: 39,926
  • Midwest: 26,526
  • South: 36,339
  • West: 7,407
Year householders moved into unit in Beaufort County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Beaufort County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 80.5%Electricity
  • 16.1%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 91.3%Electricity
  • 6.5%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,882
Here:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,232
Here:

14.2%
South Carolina:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 603
Here:

13.7%
South Carolina:

20.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Beaufort County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,009,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $200,612,000
    Other: $32,347,000
    Sewerage: $5,703,000
    Air Transportation: $2,234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $606,000
    Regular Highways: $143,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,869,000
    Police Protection: $1,297,000
    Health - Other: $831,000
    General Public Buildings: $441,000
    Parks and Recreation: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $165,000
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $80,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $217,461,000
    Police Protection: $31,780,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,295,000
    Financial Administration: $8,267,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,377,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,991,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,708,000
    Sewerage: $5,306,000
    Libraries: $4,178,000
    Air Transportation: $2,884,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,727,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,093,000
    Health - Other: $1,470,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,081,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $570,000
    Transit Utilities: $437,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $14,966,000
    Highways: $2,552,000
    Water Utilities: $360,000
    Public Welfare: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,787,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,994,000
    Public Welfare: $2,063,000
    Other: $195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $458,251,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,263,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,251,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,215,000
    Sale of Property: $425,000
    Interest Earnings: $284,000
    Rents: $57,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $15,950,000
    General - Other: $2,198,000
    Hospitals: $1,528,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $116,012,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $16,115,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $113,050,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,272,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,916,000
    Highways: $6,435,000
    Water Utilities: $617,000
    Housing and Community Development: $612,000
    Transit Utilities: $80,000
    Public Welfare: $53,000
  • Tax - Property: $97,419,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,959,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,236,000
    Amusements License: $1,841,000
    Public Utility License: $434,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $157,084,000

Beaufort County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,009,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $200,612,000
    Other: $32,347,000
    Sewerage: $5,703,000
    Air Transportation: $2,234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $606,000
    Regular Highways: $143,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,869,000
    Police Protection: $1,297,000
    Health - Other: $831,000
    General Public Buildings: $441,000
    Parks and Recreation: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $165,000
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $80,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $217,461,000
    Police Protection: $31,780,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,295,000
    Financial Administration: $8,267,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,377,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,991,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,708,000
    Sewerage: $5,306,000
    Libraries: $4,178,000
    Air Transportation: $2,884,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,727,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,093,000
    Health - Other: $1,470,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,081,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $570,000
    Transit Utilities: $437,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $14,966,000
    Highways: $2,552,000
    Water Utilities: $360,000
    Public Welfare: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,787,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,994,000
    Public Welfare: $2,063,000
    Other: $195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $458,251,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,263,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,251,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,215,000
    Sale of Property: $425,000
    Interest Earnings: $284,000
    Rents: $57,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $15,950,000
    General - Other: $2,198,000
    Hospitals: $1,528,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $116,012,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $16,115,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $113,050,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,272,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,916,000
    Highways: $6,435,000
    Water Utilities: $617,000
    Housing and Community Development: $612,000
    Transit Utilities: $80,000
    Public Welfare: $53,000
  • Tax - Property: $97,419,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,959,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,236,000
    Amusements License: $1,841,000
    Public Utility License: $434,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $157,084,000

Beaufort County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,009,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $200,612,000
    Other: $32,347,000
    Sewerage: $5,703,000
    Air Transportation: $2,234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $606,000
    Regular Highways: $143,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,869,000
    Police Protection: $1,297,000
    Health - Other: $831,000
    General Public Buildings: $441,000
    Parks and Recreation: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $165,000
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $80,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $217,461,000
    Police Protection: $31,780,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,295,000
    Financial Administration: $8,267,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,377,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,991,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,708,000
    Sewerage: $5,306,000
    Libraries: $4,178,000
    Air Transportation: $2,884,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,727,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,093,000
    Health - Other: $1,470,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,081,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $570,000
    Transit Utilities: $437,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $14,966,000
    Highways: $2,552,000
    Water Utilities: $360,000
    Public Welfare: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,787,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,994,000
    Public Welfare: $2,063,000
    Other: $195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $458,251,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,263,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,251,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,215,000
    Sale of Property: $425,000
    Interest Earnings: $284,000
    Rents: $57,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $15,950,000
    General - Other: $2,198,000
    Hospitals: $1,528,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $116,012,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $16,115,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $113,050,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,272,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,916,000
    Highways: $6,435,000
    Water Utilities: $617,000
    Housing and Community Development: $612,000
    Transit Utilities: $80,000
    Public Welfare: $53,000
  • Tax - Property: $97,419,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,959,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,236,000
    Amusements License: $1,841,000
    Public Utility License: $434,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $157,084,000

Beaufort County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,009,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $200,612,000
    Other: $32,347,000
    Sewerage: $5,703,000
    Air Transportation: $2,234,000
    Parks and Recreation: $606,000
    Regular Highways: $143,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,869,000
    Police Protection: $1,297,000
    Health - Other: $831,000
    General Public Buildings: $441,000
    Parks and Recreation: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $165,000
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $80,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $217,461,000
    Police Protection: $31,780,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,295,000
    Financial Administration: $8,267,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,377,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,991,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,708,000
    Sewerage: $5,306,000
    Libraries: $4,178,000
    Air Transportation: $2,884,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,727,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,093,000
    Health - Other: $1,470,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,081,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $570,000
    Transit Utilities: $437,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $14,966,000
    Highways: $2,552,000
    Water Utilities: $360,000
    Public Welfare: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,787,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,994,000
    Public Welfare: $2,063,000
    Other: $195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $458,251,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,263,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,251,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,215,000
    Sale of Property: $425,000
    Interest Earnings: $284,000
    Rents: $57,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $15,950,000
    General - Other: $2,198,000
    Hospitals: $1,528,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $116,012,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $16,115,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $113,050,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,272,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,916,000
    Highways: $6,435,000
    Water Utilities: $617,000
    Housing and Community Development: $612,000
    Transit Utilities: $80,000
    Public Welfare: $53,000
  • Tax - Property: $97,419,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,959,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,236,000
    Amusements License: $1,841,000
    Public Utility License: $434,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $157,084,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,762
  • Number of aged recipients: 218
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,544
  • Number of recipients under 18: 337
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,018
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 407
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 693
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 721
Most common first names in Beaufort County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John48774.8 years
William44873.8 years
Robert40873.7 years
James40072.2 years
Mary37479.6 years
Charles23175.4 years
George23075.2 years
Joseph19475.0 years
Margaret19278.7 years
Elizabeth17381.5 years
Most common last names in Beaufort County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21775.9 years
Brown15775.6 years
Williams14472.8 years
Johnson12674.2 years
Jones11573.3 years
Jenkins11072.9 years
Green9373.0 years
Simmons8974.5 years
Washington8973.6 years
Davis7977.4 years
Businesses in Beaufort County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling2Kmart1
AT&T2Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts5La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture3
Applebee's2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Arby's2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's2
Audi1Marriott8
AutoZone1Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets17
Banana Republic1McDonald's8
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance3
Best Western1Nike10
Blockbuster3Nissan1
Brooks Brothers1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Outback3
CVS4Outback Steakhouse3
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Panera Bread1
Chico's2Papa John's Pizza2
Circle K3Payless1
Clarks1Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart2
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports2
Comfort Suites2Pizza Hut4
Cricket Wireless6Publix Super Markets6
Curves2Quality3
DHL1Quiznos2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
Days Inn3Red Roof Inn2
Decora Cabinetry4Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza4Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In3
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Ethan Allen1Sears2
Famous Footwear2Skechers USA1
FedEx36Sleep Inn2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Soma Intimates1
Ford1Sprint Nextel2
GNC6Staples3
GameStop1Starbucks6
Gap1Subaru1
Goodwill2Suburban1
Gymboree2Subway12
H&R Block6Super 82
Hardee's1T-Mobile5
Havertys Furniture1T.J.Maxx2
Hilton5Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn6Talbots3
Home Depot1Target1
Honda2The Athlete's Foot1
Howard Johnson1Tire Kingdom3
Hyundai1Toyota2
IHOP3True Value1
IZOD1U-Haul11
J.Crew1UPS46
JCPenney1Vans1
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless2
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York4Volkswagen1
Journeys1Waffle House2
Just Tires2Walgreens6
Justice1Walmart3
KFC4Westin1
Kincaid2YMCA1

Beaufort County on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"