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Population of Beaufort County, SC

Countywide Population
(2000 Census)




Breakdown by
Cities and Towns or by Beaufort Co. Planning Areas
(2000 Census)

 

 


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Beaufort County Data

 

Comparative Data for the State of South Carolina
(2000 Census)


Beaufort County Data

Countywide Population

2000 Census population was 125,212 (70.7% White; 24.0% African American; 6.8% Hispanic; 0.8% Asian; 0.3% Native American).

 

Breakdown by cities and towns
(Incorporated Areas):

  • City of Beaufort (County Seat): population in 2000 Census 12,950.

  • Town of Hilton Head Island: 2000 Census: 33,862.

  • Town of Port Royal: 2000 Census: 3,950.

  • Town of Bluffton: 2002 Census: 1,275

    Breakdown by Beaufort County Planning Areas

  • Sheldon Township: population in 2000 Census 4,116

  • Port Royal Island: population in 2000 Census 44.563

  • Ladys Island: population in 2000 Census 9,321

  • St. Helena Island:population in 2000 Census 9,486
    (Source: Beaufort County Planning Commission: http://www.bcgov.net/Planning/Bft%20Census1.asp)



    Beaufort County:
    2000 Population and Growth Figures

An Associated Press article,"Population Booms along S. C. Coast, Suburbs"(Beaufort Gazette, March 16, 2001; page 6-A), reported that the 2000 census population figure for Beaufort County was 120,937 With an increase of 39.9% over the 1990 total of 86,425, Beaufort County experienced the largest growth rate among the 49 counties of South Carolina (Horry County was second in the state, with a 2000 population count of 196,629 over the 1999 figure of 144,053, for a gain of 36.5%).

Hispanic Population of Beaufort County

2000 Census figures show Spanish-speaking people from more
than 24 countries live in the Lowcountry.

 
County:
Beaufort
Jasper
Mexico
4500
947
Puerto Rico
976
54
Honduras
335
14
Cuba
166
17
Costa Rica
161
22
Colombia
149
1
Spain
137
6
Guatemala
123
7
Total population
120,937
20,678
Hispanic populatiom
8208
1190

Source: 2000 Census

Judson Drennan/Beaufort Gazette
(July 29, 2001), with permission

 

Historical population statistics:

Population Changes by Race
Beaufort County, SC
Censuses of 1900-2000

Year

Total
Population

White
population

Non-White
Population

1900

35,495

3,349

32,146

1910

30,355

3,963

26,392

1920

22,269

4,801

17,468

1930

21,815

6,243

15,572

1940

22,037

7,256

14,781

1950

26,993

11,472

15,521

1960

44,187

27,083

17,104

1970

51,136

33,864

17,272

1980

63,364

42,554

22,910

1990

86,425

59,843

26,582

2000

125,212

See countywide percentages

See countywide percentages


Sources: 1980 Census of Population; South Carolina Statistical Abstract [1991 and 1997 editions]; Twentieth Century Changes in South Carolina’s Population, and the 2000 Census

Local Census Data

  • Census links (http://www.bcgov.net/bftlib/useful.htm) for local, regional and national data.

Comparative Data
for the State of South Carolina
(2000 Census)

S. C. Counties Reporting Positive Growth
(+39/9% to +19.1%)

#

RANKING
IN STATE
(Out of 49 Counties)

PERCENT
INCREASE

2000
Census


1990
Census

1 Beaufort County

+39.9

120,937
(Final total: 125,212)

86,425

2 Horry County

+36.5

196,629

144,053

3 Edgefield County

+33.9

24,595

18,375

4 Jasper County

+33.5

20,678

15,487

5 Lexington County

+28.9

216,014

167,611

6 York County

+25.2

164,614

131,497

7 Kershaw County

+20.8

52,647

43,599

8 Georgetown County
+20.5
55,797
46,302
9 Laurens County
+19.8
69,597
58,092
10 Calhoun County

+19.1

15,185

12,753

Source: US Census Bureau: ESRI as reported by the Associated Press in "Population Booms along S. C. Coast, Suburbs", Beaufort Gazette, March 16, 2001; p. 6-A.


S. C. Counties Reporting Slow Growth
(+1.1% to +5.5%)

#

RANKING
IN STATE
(Out of 49 Counties)

PERCENT
INCREASE

2000
Census


1990
Census

1 Williamsburg County

+1.1

37,217

36,815

2 Sumter County

+2.0

104,646

102,637

3 Marion County

+4.6

35,466

33,899

4 Charleston County

+5.1

309,969

295,039

5 Fairfield County

+5.2

23,454

22,295

6 Dillon County

+5.5

30,722

29,114

Source: US Census Bureau: ESRI as reported by the Associated Press in "Population Booms along S. C. Coast, Suburbs", Beaufort Gazette, March 16, 2001; p. 6-A)

S. C. Counties Reporting Negative Growth
(-4.4% to -1.4%)

#

RANKING
IN STATE
(Out of 49 Counties)

PERCENT
DECREASE

2000
Census


1990
Census

1 Allendale County

-4.4

11,211

11,722

2 Marlboro County

-1.9

28,818

29,361

3 Union County

-1.5

29,881

30,337

4 Bamberg County

-1.4

16,658

16,902

Source: US Census Bureau: ESRI as reported by the Associated Press in "Population Booms along S. C. Coast, Suburbs", Beaufort Gazette, March 16, 2001; p. 6-A.

 

 
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