Beaufort, SC Population

Population: 12,950. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,058 (-6.9% change)
Males: 6,907 (53.3%), Females: 6,043 (46.7%)

Beaufort County

Zip codes: 29902, 29906.

Median resident age: 30.1 years
Median household income: $36,532
Median house value: $111,600

Races in Beaufort:

  • White Non-Hispanic (67.7%)
  • Black (25.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Other race (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (13.4%), English (12.4%), Irish (11.5%), United States (6.2%), French (4.3%), Scottish (3.5%).

Elevation: 11 feet

Land area: 18.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Beaufort

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beaufort city

  • Never married: 33.9%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

3.1% Foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,942 (+29.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Beaufort:

  • BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (955 RIBAUT RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Beaufort:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Beaufort:

  • BEAUFORT MCAS /MERRITT FIELD/ (about 4 miles; BEAUFORT, SC; Abbreviation: NBC)
  • HILTON HEAD (about 15 miles; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Abbreviation: HXD)
  • SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL (about 42 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Abbreviation: SAV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Beaufort:

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY (about 5 miles; BEAUFORT, SC; Abbreviation: 73J)
  • RIDGELAND (about 21 miles; RIDGELAND, SC; Abbreviation: 3J1)
  • LOWCOUNTRY RGNL (about 34 miles; WALTERBORO, SC; Abbreviation: RBW)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Beaufort:

  • TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY (Full-time enrollment: 934; Location: 921 RIBAUT RD; Public; Website: www.tcl-tec-sc-us.org)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT BEAUFORT (Full-time enrollment: 698; Location: 801 CARTERET ST; Public; Website: www.sc.edu/beaufort/)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaufort:

  • SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (about 42 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,565)
  • ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,945)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 57 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,162)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 57 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
  • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (about 58 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 9,756)
  • CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 65 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,701)

Schools

Public high schools in Beaufort:

  • BEAUFORT HIGH (Students: 1,593; Location: 2501 MOSSY OAKS RD.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,534; Location: 1 BLUE DOLPHIN DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Beaufort:

  • BEAUFORT ACADEMY INC (Students: 382; Location: 240 SAMS POINT ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Beaufort:

  • LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 705; Location: 30 COUGAR DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • COOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 627; Location: 45 MIDDLE RD.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 601; Location: 2501 MOSSY OAKS ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BROAD RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 474 BROAD RIVER BLVD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SHELL POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 472; Location: 81 SAVANNAH HWY.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MOSSY OAKS ELEMENTARY (Students: 448; Location: 2510 MOSSY OAKS RD.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 1800 PRINCE STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LADYS ISLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 410; Location: 73 CHOWAN CREEK BLUFF; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Beaufort:

  • ST PETER-BEAUFORT (Students: 192; Location: 70 LADYS ISLAND DR; Grades: PK – 8)
  • E C MONTESSORI AND GRADE SCHOO (Students: 32; Location: PO BOX 1438; Grades: UG – UG)
  • MOSSY OAKS KINDERGARTEN – PRES (Students: 31; Location: 2218 MOSSY OAKS RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BEAUFORT SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: PO BOX 187; Grades: 1 – 7)

Libraries

Library in Beaufort:

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,076,765; Location: 311 SCOTT STREET; 166,195 books; 7,948 audio materials; 8,944 video materials; 484 serial subscriptions)

 

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