Living in Hilton Head Island, SC

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Hilton Head Island SnackAbility

7.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
9
Commute
9

Hilton Head Island, SC Cost Of Living

134
Hilton Head Island's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Info Snack

Hilton Head Island, sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Lowcountry resort town and barrier island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Charleston. The island is named after Captain William Hilton, who in 1663 identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which he named "Hilton's Head" after himself. The island features 12 miles (19 km) of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular vacation destination. In 2004, an estimated 2.25 million visitors pumped more than $1.5 billion into the local economy. The year-round population was 37,099 at the 2010 census, although during the peak of summer vacation season the population can swell to 150,000. Over the past decade, the island's population growth rate was 32%. Hilton Head Island is a primary city within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 207,413 in 2015.
Population
39,820
Unemployment
4.9%
Poverty
11.1%
Median Home
$469,300
Median Income
$73,972
Median Rent
$1,211

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Rankings for Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

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1

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2

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3

Bluffton, SC
Population 18,835

4

Port Royal, SC
Population 12,446

5

Burton, SC
Population 8,199

6

Laurel Bay, SC
Population 6,470

7

Beaufort, SC
Population 13,336

Map Of Hilton Head Island, SC

Population over time in Hilton Head Island

Year Population % Change
2017 39,820 0.4%
2016 39,666 0.0%
2015 39,651 1.5%
2014 39,071 1.5%
2013 38,497 1.4%
2012 37,965 1.5%
2011 37,420 1.0%
2010 37,058 0.9%
2009 36,714 -

Race / Ethnicity in Hilton Head Island

White
79.4% (31,626)
African American
7.0% (2,804)
American Indian
0.0% (15)
Asian
0.7% (295)
Hawaiian
0.1% (36)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.8% (326)
Hispanic
11.8% (4,718)
Race Hilton Head Island SC USA
White 79.4% 63.7% 61.1%
African American 7.0% 26.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0.7% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 11.8% 5.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
6.1% (243,707)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.5% (98,261)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.4% (333,264)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.8% (309,672)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.6% (384,113)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.2% (643,166)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.7% (465,654)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.5% (615,452)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.9% (355,711)
$200,000 or more
13.4% (532,994)
Income Hilton Head Island SC USA
Less than $10,000 6.1% 7.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.5% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.4% 10.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.8% 11.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.6% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.2% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.7% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.5% 12.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.9% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 13.4% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Hilton Head Island

Female
51.4% (20,472)
Male
48.6% (19,348)
Gender Hilton Head Island SC USA
Female 51.4% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.6% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Hilton Head Island for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (796)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (1,592)
High School / GED
17.0% (6,769)
Some College
16.0% (6,371)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (3,185)
Bachelor's Degree
31.0% (12,344)
Master's Degree
14.0% (5,574)
Professional Degree
5.0% (1,991)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (1,194)
Education Hilton Head Island SC USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 17.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 14.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Hilton Head Island


HomeSnacks User

The place is gorgeous and use to be wonderful. I moved away because the corruption and drugs are unbelievable. The hospital is horrible and tourist are lulled into believing they are safe. SC poverty is horrible and shootings in HHI and Bluffton are common. Theft is extremely high because of drugs.Stay out of Horry, Beaufort and Jasper counties if you visit South Carolina.

Charleston is fun but watch yourself at night. Do not go in the summer, the heat is horrible. The beach on Hilton Head is nice but stay off it at night; a 16 yr old girl was murdered,rapes are common and a 15 yr old shot an 18 yr old at Coligny beach, a woman was just found shot in the Target parking lot.Greenville is a pretty town and has many artists and the crime is lower. Myrtle Beach is fun but very dangerous from drug crime.

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