Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
214,752
1.99% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
44.8
2.05% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11.2%
8.99% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$64,959
8.11% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$285,400
4.31% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
89,289
3.11% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC had a population of 215k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $64,959. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC grew from 210,558 to 214,752, a 1.99% increase and its median household income grew from $60,087 to $64,959, a 8.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.7%), White (Hispanic) (7.14%), Other (Hispanic) (3.49%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.75%). 0% of the households in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

95.1% of the residents in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC are University of South Carolina Beaufort (356 degrees awarded in 2019) and Technical College of the Lowcountry (332 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was $285,400, and the homeownership rate was 73.1%. Most people in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was 2 cars per household.

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC borders Savannah, GA.

Diversity

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC is home to a population of 215k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 23.8% of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC residents were born outside of the country (51k people).

In 2019, there were 3.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    139k ± 193
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.5k ± 759
  3. White (Hispanic)
    15.3k ± 1.31k
11.4%
Hispanic Population
24.5k people

In 2019, there were 3.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC are hispanic (24.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
51k people
8.38%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
17.6k people

As of 2019, 23.8% of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC residents (51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was 8.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    64,736 ± 6,206 people
  2. India
    14,943 ± 2,997 people
  3. Honduras
    11,181 ± 2,593 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 64,736 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 14,943 and Honduras with 11,181.

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Citizenship

95.1%
2019 Citizenship
94.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.1% of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,952 ± 532
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,044 ± 497
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,679 ± 466

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC is $64,959. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was Beaufort County, SC with a value of $74,127, followed by Charleston County, SC and Berkeley County, SC, with respective values of $71,531 and $69,398.

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,921. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC employs 89.3k people. The largest industries in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC are Retail Trade (13,212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,891 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (10,211 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($53,032), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,595), and Manufacturing ($50,411).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,959
2019 value
± $1,842
8.11%
1 Year Growth
± 4%

Households in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC have a median annual income of $64,959, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,087 in 2018, which represents a 8.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,300
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,526
$43,921
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,088

In 2019, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Carolina
  1. Asian
    $57,024 ± $9,306
  2. White
    $51,354 ± $1,131
  3. American Indian
    $44,350 ± $16,152

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Carolina.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC is from South Carolina.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was Beaufort County, SC with a value of $74,127, followed by Charleston County, SC and Berkeley County, SC, with respective values of $71,531 and $69,398.

The following map shows all of the counties in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC (23.5k out of 209k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    10,903 ± 862
  2. Black
    9,864 ± 882
  3. Hispanic
    5,052 ± 561

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

89.3k
2019 Value
± 2,570
3.11%
1 Year growth
± 3.86%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 86.6k employees to 89.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (10,451 people), Management Occupations (9,967 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,979 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (10,451 people), Management Occupations (9,967 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,979 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.62 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.37 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,848), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,712), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,043).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

89.3k
2019 Value
± 2,570
3.11%
1 Year growth
± 3.86%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 86.6k employees to 89.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, are Retail Trade (13,212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,891 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (10,211 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, though some of these residents may live in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (13,212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,891 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (10,211 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.69 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.52 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($53,032), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,595), and Manufacturing ($50,411).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $29B
  2. $25.7B
  3. $22.6B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Machinery with $29B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($25.7B) and Plastics/rubber ($22.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$252B
2018 Value in South Carolina
$524B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound South Carolina trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 108% to $524B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $29.3B
  2. $19.1B
  3. $9.21B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $29.3B, followed by Georgia with $19.1B and Louisiana and $9.21B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.7%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.34%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for South Carolina
54.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 76.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC awarded 688 degrees. The student population of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC is skewed towards women, with 1,403 male students and 3,024 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC are White (381 and 56%), followed by Black or African American (181 and 26.6%), Hispanic or Latino (53 and 7.79%), and Two or More Races (27 and 3.97%).

The largest universities in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC by number of degrees awarded are University of South Carolina Beaufort (356 and 51.7%) and Technical College of the Lowcountry (332 and 48.3%).

The most popular majors in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (77 and 11.2%), Registered Nursing (75 and 10.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (71 and 10.3%).

The median tuition cost in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC for a public four year colleges is $10,344 for in-state students and $21,390 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 71 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was General Biological Sciences with 42 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 356 degrees awarded
  2. 332 degrees awarded
$10,344
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Carolina Beaufort with 356 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

229
Degrees Awarded to Men
459
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, which is 0.499 times less than the 459 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    381 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    181 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    53 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was White students. These 381 degrees mean that there were 2.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 181 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC was $285,400 in 2019, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $273,600 to $285,400, a 4.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$285,400
2019 Median
± $5,724
$273,600
2018 Median
± $6,087

In 2019, the median property value in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC grew to to $285,400 from the previous year's value of $273,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,959
Median Household Income
± $1,842
81.7k
Number of Households
± 2,133

In 2019, the median household income of the 81.7k households in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC grew to $64,959 from the previous year's value of $60,087.

The following chart displays the households in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.1%
2019 Homeownership
71.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 73.1% of the housing units in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.65%)

In 2019, 77.6% of workers in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (7.65%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

88.6% of the population of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 4.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1494 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1767 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.4%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,494 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,494 patients per year. This represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for South Carolina.
$7,311
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Carolina
$4,235
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,491
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,298
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.4%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
19%
Non-Group
4.66%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC declined by 7.14% from 12.3% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 23.4% prevalence
  2. 22.3% prevalence
  3. 21.4% prevalence

Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 23.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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