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Beaufort County, South Carolina Facts

Facts
State South Carolina
Land area 576.3 square miles
Population Density 281.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 171,838
Population change 5.9%
Under 5 years of age 5.9%
Under 18 20.1%
65 and over 23.3%
Females 50.7%
White 77.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 11.5
Asian 1.3%
Two or more races 1.8%
Black or African American 19.3%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 37.6%
Veterans 18,885
Households and Housing
Households 64,417
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 81.7%
Median household income $57,316
The per capita income $32,503
Live below the poverty line. 12.5%
housing units 93,114
Multi-unit structures 24%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $275,500
Residents owning their homes. 71.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 16,367
Women-owned firms 25.5%
Asian-owned firms 1.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 2%
Black-owned firms 7.4%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,255,071
Retail sales per capita $15,240
Manufacturers shipments $223,434
Merchant wholesaler sales $298,190