Hilton Head Island SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
9
Commute
9

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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
39,651
Unemployment
4.3%
Poverty
10.7%
Median Home
$446,700
Median Income
$70,249
Median Rent
$1,114

Rankings for Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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Map Of Hilton Head Island, SC

Population over time in Hilton Head Island

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

Race / Ethnicity in Hilton Head Island

White
77.2% (30,619)
African American
7.0% (2,788)
American Indian
0.1% (20)
Asian
0.8% (326)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (16)
Two Or More
0.7% (289)
Hispanic
14.1% (5,593)
Race Hilton Head Island SC USA
White 77.2% 63.9% 60.6%
African American 7.0% 27.1% 10.4%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% 1.4% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 0.7% 1.8% 2.5%
Hispanic 14.1% 5.3% 17.3%

Household Income For Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
6.0% (2,379)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.8% (1,110)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.1% (3,211)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.7% (3,053)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.2% (4,440)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.3% (6,859)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.6% (4,599)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.2% (6,423)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.6% (3,013)
$200,000 or more
11.6% (4,599)
Income Hilton Head Island SC USA
Less than $10,000 6.0% 8.5% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.8% 6.2% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.1% 11.9% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.7% 11.4% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.2% 14.7% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.3% 18.2% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.6% 11.5% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.2% 10.9% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.6% 3.6% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 11.6% 3.2% 5.7%

Gender in Hilton Head Island

Female
51.1% (20,248)
Male
48.9% (19,402)
Gender Hilton Head Island SC USA
Female 51.1% 51.4% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.6% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
2.9% (1,160)
9-12th Grade
3.7% (1,462)
High School / GED
17.5% (6,943)
Some College
18.1% (7,157)
Associate's Degree
6.6% (2,612)
Bachelor's Degree
31.4% (12,434)
Master's Degree
13.1% (5,198)
Professional Degree
4.1% (1,611)
Doctorate Degree
2.7% (1,070)
Education Hilton Head Island SC USA
< 9th Grade 2.9% 4.7% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 3.7% 9.3% 7.4%
High School / GED 17.5% 29.5% 27.5%
Some College 18.1% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.6% 9.1% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 31.4% 16.9% 18.8%
Master's Degree 13.1% 7.1% 8.2%
Professional Degree 4.1% 1.4% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.7% 1.1% 1.3%

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