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The town of Bluffton is located in Beaufort County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bluffton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1842.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bluffton has a population of 25,641 people<2> (see below for details).

Bluffton is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Bluffton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bluffton is within the boundaries of the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Bluffton: 29910<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bluffton had an population of 25,641 people. This is an increase of 104.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1,911.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bluffton had a population of 12,530 people (or 7.72% of the total population of Beaufort County). This makes Bluffton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bluffton represents 0.27% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,530 people, the population of Bluffton increased 882.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,275 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bluffton.

Communities Also Named Bluffton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Bluffton - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bluffton.

Communities near Bluffton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bluffton.

  • Savannah
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
    • Savannah is located in Chatham County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,632 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah <5>
  • Hilton Head Island
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Port Royal
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Beaufort
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Port Wentworth
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wentworth
    • Port Wentworth is located in Chatham County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,812 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Wentworth <5>
  • Garden City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Hardeeville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Rossignol Hill
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossignol Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossignol Hill
    • Rossignol Hill is located in Chatham County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,009 people
  • Ridgeland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Tybee Island
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tybee Island have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tybee Island
    • Tybee Island is located in Chatham County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,051 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tybee Island <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bluffton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bluffton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bluffton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bluffton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluffton. See our Newspapers Page for Bluffton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bluffton ...

Looking for more information about Bluffton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bluffton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bluffton.

Adding Bluffton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bluffton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bluffton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bluffton post office opened in 1842.

We also found Bluffton in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bluffton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bluffton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Beaufort, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bluffton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bluffton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Bluffton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bluffton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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