Beaufort demographics profile

StatisticBeaufortSouth CarolinaNational
Population13,0744,834,605318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)46714891
Median age33.338.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%56%55%
Speak English91%93%79%
Speak Spanish6%4%13%
Beaufort, SC has a population of 13,074 and is the 3,190th largest city in the United States. The population density is 467 per sq mi which is 216% higher than the South Carolina average and 415% higher than the national average. The median age in Beaufort is 33 which is approximately 14% lower than the South Carolina average of 39. In Beaufort, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 49% of Beaufort residents were born in South Carolina, 45% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Beaufort is 216% higher than South Carolina.
  • The median age in Beaufort is 14% lower than South Carolina.
  • In Beaufort 58.99% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Beaufort 30.04% of the population is African American.
  • In Beaufort 1.63% of the population is Asian.

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Beaufort population breakdown by race

RaceBeaufortSouth CarolinaNational
Caucasian58.99%67.27%73.35%
African American30.04%27.35%12.63%
Asian1.63%1.42%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.15%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race5.12%2.07%3.06%
Other race4.08%1.51%4.75%
In Beaufort, 8.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Beaufort, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).