Beaufort County , South Carolina

Beaufort County: County in South Carolina, United States

About

Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 162,233 and a population density of 68 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 195,656 inhabitants. Its county seat is Beaufort. The county was created 257 years ago in 1763.

Beaufort County Quick Facts

Population : 195,656 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : South Carolina (United States)
Different from : Beaufort County
Twitter username : bftcountysc
Area : 2390 km2
Water as percent of area : 38%
Land as percent of area : 62%
Named for : Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort
Altitude : 7 feet / 2 meters
Capital : Beaufort
Establishment : January 01, 1764
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 19:51:09 (28th November 2021)
Density : 82 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.08% (2010-2020)
Beaufort County locator map
Location of Beaufort County on South Carolina map.
The Arsenal - Beaufort  SC image
The Arsenal - Beaufort SC
The Arsenal - Beaufort  SC image

Geography

Beaufort County is located at 32°21'25"N 80°41'32"W (32.3570600, -80.6921700). It has 3 neighbors: Jasper County, Colleton County and Hampton County.

Beaufort County map

The largest city of Beaufort County is Port Royal with a population of 14,516. Other cities include, Beaufort population 13,204 and Pinewood population 532. See all Beaufort County cities & populated places.

Beaufort County has 3 neighbours.

  • Beaufort

Demographics

The population of Beaufort County increased by 17.08% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 162,233 - census
2011 164,032 1.1% estimation process
2012 167,415 2.02% estimation process
2013 170,962 2.07% estimation process
2014 175,040 2.33% estimation process
2015 179,796 2.65% estimation process
2016 183,184 1.85% estimation process
2017 186,497 1.78% estimation process
2018 188,876 1.26% estimation process
2019 192,122 1.69% estimation process
2020 195,656 1.81% estimation process

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Local Places in Beaufort County

People born in Beaufort County (6)

People born in Beaufort County, including judge Robert R. Reid, statesman and revolutionary John Bull, Boxer, minister Marvis Frazier, you can see a list of people who born in Beaufort County.

  • Alexander Lawton (Confederate Army general) he was born in 04/11/1818
  • Joseph T. Zealy (American photographer (1812-1893)) he was born in 02/10/1812
  • Jonathan Fritz (United States diplomat)

Other places with the same name (2)

Beaufort County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Beaufort County.

City Name Population Title
Hilton Head Island 39,619 Resort town in South Carolina, USA
Hilton Head 37,099 Resort town in South Carolina, USA
Bluffton 28,230 Town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States
Port Royal 14,516 Settlement in Jamaica
Beaufort 13,204 City in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States
Laurel Bay 5,891 Census-designated place in Beaufort County, South Carolina
Shell Point 2,336 Census-designated place in Beaufort County, South Carolina
Chesterfield 1,401 Town in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States
Pinewood 532 City in Sumter County, South Carolina, United States of America
Springfield 477 Town in South Carolina, United States

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