Living in Bluffton, SC

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Bluffton SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
7
Education
9
Commute
6

Bluffton, SC Crime Report

302
Total Crimes
1,337.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-47.92%
Below National Average

Bluffton, SC Cost Of Living

111
Bluffton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Bluffton, South Carolina Info Snack

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is primarily located around U.S. Route 278, between Hilton Head Island and Interstate 95. The town's original one square mile area, now known as Old Town, is situated on a bluff along the May River. The population was counted by the 2010 census at 12,893. Bluffton is the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina with a population over 2,500, growing 882.7% between the 2000 and 2010 census. Bluffton is the fifth largest municipality in South Carolina by land area. The town is a primary city within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bluffton is known for its eclectic Old Town district and natural views of the May River. It has been called "the last true coastal village of the South."
Population
18,835
Unemployment
3.1%
Poverty
2.7%
Median Home
$266,200
Median Income
$74,695
Median Rent
$1,571

Bluffton, SC Photos

Rankings for Bluffton in South Carolina

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2

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3

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4

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5

Port Wentworth, GA
Population 7,946

6

Hilton Head Island, SC
Population 39,820

7

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Population 145,342

8

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9

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10

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Map Of Bluffton, SC

Population over time in Bluffton

Year Population % Change
2017 18,835 9.7%
2016 17,164 8.9%
2015 15,765 7.9%
2014 14,607 4.5%
2013 13,979 7.8%
2012 12,972 6.5%
2011 12,186 5.5%
2010 11,547 7.4%
2009 10,748 -
Crime/100k Bluffton SC USA
Violent Crime 221.5 488.3 368.9
Murder 4.4 7.7 5.0
Robbery 22.1 69.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 186.0 362.8 246.8
Property Crime 1116.1 3017.6 2199.5
Burglary 110.7 579.7 376.0
Larceny 912.4 2156.0 1594.6
Car Theft 93.0 281.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bluffton

White
71.7% (13,508)
African American
7.8% (1,464)
American Indian
0.2% (32)
Asian
2.7% (508)
Hawaiian
0.1% (11)
Other
0.6% (120)
Two Or More
1.4% (272)
Hispanic
15.5% (2,920)
Race Bluffton SC USA
White 71.7% 63.7% 61.1%
African American 7.8% 26.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 2.7% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 15.5% 5.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Bluffton, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
2.1% (39,389)
$10,000 to $14,999
0.8% (14,424)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.1% (57,975)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.4% (177,531)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.3% (213,592)
$50,000 to $74,999
23.7% (445,493)
$75,000 to $99,999
16.2% (304,577)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.7% (333,149)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.5% (178,363)
$200,000 or more
6.3% (119,001)
Income Bluffton SC USA
Less than $10,000 2.1% 7.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 0.8% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.1% 10.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.4% 11.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.3% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 23.7% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.2% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.7% 12.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.5% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 6.3% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Bluffton

Female
50.4% (9,499)
Male
49.6% (9,336)
Gender Bluffton SC USA
Female 50.4% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.6% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bluffton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (188)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (941)
High School / GED
20.0% (3,767)
Some College
21.0% (3,955)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,506)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (4,897)
Master's Degree
14.0% (2,636)
Professional Degree
3.0% (565)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (376)
Education Bluffton SC USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 20.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 14.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Bluffton

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Bluffton is a coastal community with a very rich history. It's just a few minutes drive from Hilton Head Island and not much further to drive to Savannah GA. The weather is just about perfect year round. The people are friendly, kind, and genuine. There is a fantastic artists colony here in Old Town Bluffton and there are more restaurants than you could get to in a year. The life style is centered around the outdoors and there is never of lack of things to do. The growth is amazing here, more people moving in every day, and businesses being built and opened constantly. If you want to work there is always somewhere that will hire you.

Old Town Bluffton is historic, beautiful and full of small artists studios to browse in.


HomeSnacks User

Bluffton is a wonderful place to live or just visit. The people are friendly and helpful. Everyone is warm and welcoming. There is so much to do and see here. There is an artist's colony in Old Town with dozens of small galleries. The food is southern, but so diverse, and includes everything from BBQ to French pastries. It's just a 20 minute drive south to beautiful Savannah GA or head east to spend the day at the beaches on gorgeous Hilton Head Island.

Old Town Bluffton, for the art exhibits and the history of the area.

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