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Encyclopedia > Beaufort County, South Carolina
Beaufort County, South Carolina
Seal of Beaufort County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Beaufort County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1769
Seat Beaufort
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

923 sq mi (2,391 km²)
587 sq mi (1,520 km²)
336 sq mi (870 km²), 36.41%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

120,937 (137,849 2,005 estimate)
207/sq mi (80/km²)
Website: www.co.beaufort.sc.us

Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 120,937; in 2005 the population was estimated to have reached 137,849. Its county seat is Beaufort.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_South_Carolina_highlighting_Beaufort_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_SC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): South Carolina ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Beaufort is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, situated on the Beaufort River. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Beaufort is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, situated on the Beaufort River. ...


Beaufort County is one of the South's fastest growing counties, primarily because of development south of the Broad River. There is also a strong military presence around the city of Beaufort. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan Area is comprised of Beaufort and Jasper Counties. Beaufort County's population is over 70% urban. Beaufort is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, situated on the Beaufort River. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 923 square miles (2,390 km²), of which, 587 square miles (1,520 km²) of it is land and 336 square miles (870 km²) of it (36.41%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Adjacent Counties

Colleton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Hampton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 120,937 people, 45,532 households, and 33,056 families residing in the county. The population density was 206 people per square mile (80/km²). There were 60,509 housing units at an average density of 103 per square mile (40/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.66% White, 23.98% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.84% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 6.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 45,532 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.90. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $46,992, and the median income for a family was $52,704. Males had a median income of $30,541 versus $25,284 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,377. About 8.00% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


As of the 2000 census, the population of Beaufort County was 71% urban and 29% rural. It contained the Beaufort (2000 pop.: 46,227), Hilton Head Island (34,400), and Bluffton (6,136) Urban Clusters. The Hilton Head and Bluffton clusters may be merged by the 2010 census. The populations of Beaufort and Jasper Counties are joined as the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan Area with a total 2005 estimated population of 159,247 (87% within Beaufort County).


Cities and towns

Beaufort is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, situated on the Beaufort River. ... Bluffton is a town located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Burton is a census-designated place located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Location of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina Coordinates: , Country State County Beaufort Incorporated (town) 1983 Government  - Mayor Tom Peeples  - Town manager Steve Riley  - Fire chief Lavarn Lucas Area  - Total 55. ... Laurel Bay is a census-designated place and military housing complex located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Parris Island is a census-designated place located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Port Royal is a town located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Shell Point is a census-designated place located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Yemassee is a town located in South Carolina. ...

Named Islands

Some islands are also towns.

  • Little Capers Island
  • Callawassie Island
  • Spring Island
  • Bull Island
  • Lemon Island
  • Barataria Island
  • Cane Island
  • Coosaw Island
  • Morgan Island
  • St. Phillips Island
  • Warsaw Island

Daufuskie Island is a residential sea island between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. ... Fripp Island is a 3,200 acre (13 km²) island just off the South Carolina coast, located along the Atlantic Ocean about halfway between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. ... Location of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina Coordinates: , Country State County Beaufort Incorporated (town) 1983 Government  - Mayor Tom Peeples  - Town manager Steve Riley  - Fire chief Lavarn Lucas Area  - Total 55. ... Hunting Island is a 5,000 acre secluded barrier island of semitropical beauty located near history Beaufort, SC. As the name implies, the island was once used for hunting deer, raccoon, waterfowl and other small game. ... Parris Island is a census-designated place located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Port Royal is a town located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... St. ...

Famous Residents/Former Residents of Beaufort County, South Carolina

James Saxon, Football player Wayne General Simmons (December 15, 1969 - August 23, 2002) was a former American football linebacker in the NFL, who was drafted in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, with whom he earned a Super Bowl ring in [[1996].He was well known for... Greg Jones (born April 4, 1981 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American football running back who plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars. ... For other persons named Stan Smith, see Stan Smith (disambiguation). ... For the Major League Baseball player and manager, see Joe Frazier (baseball) Joseph William Smokin Joe Frazier (born January 12, 1944 in Beaufort, South Carolina) is a former world heavyweight boxing champion, active mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Pat Conroy (born October 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a New York Times bestselling author who has written such acclaimed works as The Lords of Discipline, Beach Music, The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, The Water is Wide, The Boo, My Losing Season, and Conroys stories have...


Movies & Books set/filmed Beaufort County, South Carolina

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References

  1. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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Further reading

  • Lawrence S. Rowland; "The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina"; 1996, University of South Carolina Press, ISBN 1-57003-090-1.

External links

Coordinates: 32°21′N 80°41′W / 32.35, -80.69 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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