Hilton Head Island, SC Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 33,862. Estimated population in 2021: 34,497 (+1.9% change)
Males: 16,947 (50.0%), Females: 16,915 (50.0%)

Beaufort County

Zip codes: 29926, 29928.

Median resident age: 46.0 years
Median household income: $60,438
Median house value: $319,800

Races in Hilton Head Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.0%)
  • Hispanic (11.5%)
  • Black (8.3%)
  • Other race (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.6%), English (16.7%), Irish (14.5%), United States (6.3%), Italian (6.0%), Scottish (3.8%).

Elevation: 11 feet

Land area: 42.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hilton Head Island

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 45.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hilton Head Island town

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

12.7% Foreign born (8.8% Latin America, 2.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +10,094 (+42.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Hilton Head Island:

  • HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL (25 HOSPITAL CENTER BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hilton Head Island:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hilton Head Island:

Other public-use airports nearest to Hilton Head Island:

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY (about 17 miles; BEAUFORT, SC; Abbreviation: 73J)
  • RIDGELAND (about 27 miles; RIDGELAND, SC; Abbreviation: 3J1)
  • SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL (about 32 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Abbreviation: SAV)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hilton Head Island:

  • SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (about 27 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,565)
  • ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,945)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 70 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,162)
  • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (about 70 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 9,756)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 73 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; STATESBORO, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,724)

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