Beaufort County

Beaufort, SC: What you need to know

Located on Port Royal Island, Beaufort – which is pronounced “byoo-fert” – is also known as the "Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands." Famous for its beaches, festivals, and Gullah culture, it was ranked as one of Livability’s Top 100 Small Towns in 2015. It’s also a convenient distance from some bigger cities – Charleston is an hour and 20 minutes away, while Savanna is only 56 minutes.


Beaufort, SC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 12,839
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $42,630
Median Home Price $241,300

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Beaufort, SC Demographics

Median Population in Beaufort, SC

Median Age 34.2%
Age 18 Over 74.8%
Age 21 Over 69.4%
Age 62 Over 18.5%
Age 65 Over 14.5%

Race in Beaufort, SC

  Ethnicity White 61.8%
  Ethnicity Black 27.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 9.2%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 6.1%

Population By Gender in Beaufort, SC

  Male 49.2%
  Female 50.8%

Language in Beaufort, SC

  English Only 90.8%
  English Other 9.2%

Economics in Beaufort, SC

  Median Household Income $42,630
  Median Home Price $241,300
  Homes Owned 44.8%
  Homes Rent 55.2%
  Median Property Rent $805

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Commute Types in Beaufort, SC

  Walked 3.7%
  Worked at Home 4.9%
  Public Transportation 0%
  Other Means 4.3%
  Drove Alone 74.7%
  Carpooled 12.4%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 757
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