2018 CITY GUIDE: Hilton Head and Bluffton by the numbers

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  Hilton Head     Bluffton    
Population        
2010 37,099 13,092
2017 estimate        40,055 21,085
% change 7.9 increase 61 increase
Married 60.8% 56.1%
     
Age    
Median age 54.3 35.1
Over 65 32.3% 12.3%
     
Race    
White                          85.2% 76.9%
Black  7.1% 13.3%
Hispanic or Latino 14.1% 14.2%
Asian 0.8% 2.4%
Native American 0.1% 0.6%
     
Education    
High school degree 93.4% 93.3%
Bachelor’s degree 51.2% 39.8%
     
Military    
Number of veterans 3,695 1,001
     
Income    
Per capita  $47,454 $30,929
Median household $70,249 $67,157
Below poverty level 10.7% 8.4%
     
Building Permits    
New residential    
2017 208 870
2018 (as of July 31) 184 573
New commercial     
2017 6 49
2018 (as of June 15)             9 34
     
Housing    
Median rent $1,114 $1,370
Median home value $446,700 $221,200
     
Size    
Total square miles 42 54

 

                                                    

                                 

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; 2012-16 American Community Survey five-year estimate; the town of Bluffton; the Town of Hilton Head Island