Bluffton, South Carolina

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Bluffton, South Carolina

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High Points

Bluffton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Bluffton Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 18% Bluffton Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 19% Bluffton People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Bluffton, South Carolina

Comparing Bluffton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Age of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 5 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 1 2
Low Violent Crime 1 2

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Bluffton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NE of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Beaufort
Standard Zip Codes 29909, 29910
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.236
Longitude -80.86

Bluffton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 88 F
Oct Temp 57 to 76 F
Annual Precip 52.5 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 61 F
Apr Temp 50 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
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Bluffton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,275 100%
Male 619 48.5%
Female 656 51.5%
Under 18 375 29.4%
18+ 900 70.6%
65+ 114 8.9%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.16
White 806 63.2%
African-American 414 32.5%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.5%
Other 40 3.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 76 6%

Estimated Bluffton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,341
Growth 1,066
Growth % 83.6%

Bluffton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.7%
US/American 17.6%
Irish 8.6%
English 7.6%
German 6.6%
Italian 3.8%
Scottish 2.2%
Welsh 1%
Polish 0.8%
African 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Serbian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bluffton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brighton Beach (29910)
Callawassie Island (29909)
Okatie (29909)
Pritchardville (29910)
Spring Island (29909)
Sun City (29909)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bluffton 1,275 $48,611
Beaufort 12,950 $42,894
Hardeeville 1,793 $31,625
Hilton Head Island 33,862 $71,211
Port Royal 3,950 $40,867
Ridgeland 2,518 $37,647

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1. Byron, Georgia 87.5   17.4% 9.1% 16.3% 25 $51,051 7.7% 23.3% 2,887 11.5% 76.2 0.8% 6.9
2. Johnsonville, South Carolina 83.8   18.3% 12.3% 14.9% 28 $38,690 6.3% 24.3% 1,418 16.6% 46.5 1.3% 4.9
3. Waller, Texas 79.3   20% 9.5% 15.4% 25 $42,569 7.8% 33.8% 2,092 18.3% 92.3 1.1% 8.6
4. Pemberton, New Jersey 74.5   26.3% 8.9% 15.5% 23 $48,500 6.9% 21.6% 1,210 7.8% 450.4 0.6% 51.2
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