Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
South Carolina
The Commemorative Quarter for South Carolina

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

The community of Beaufort is the Seat for Beaufort County.

Beaufort County was founded in 1769.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Beaufort had a population of 155,215 people. This is an increase of 28.34% since the last Census (which gave a population of 120,937 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Beaufort represented 3.01% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010162,233+34.15%+4.52% since 2009
2009155,215+28.34%+2.01% since 2008
2008152,164+25.82%+2.83% since 2007
2000120,937The Last Census

More information can be found on the Beaufort County Census Page for Beaufort County.


Below are some of the communities located in Beaufort County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Beaufort County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hilton Head Island   34,24933,8621.14% increase  
Bluffton   12,5191,275881% increase  
Beaufort   12,12012,9506.41% decrease  
Port Royal   11,4213,950189.1% increase  
Yemassee   8678077.43% increase  

Websites for Beaufort County

Official Website:   www.co.beaufort.sc.us/

If you know of a history or genealogy society whose interest includes Beaufort County, would you please send us the URL for their website? We would like to add their link to our Gazetteer. To contact us, please visit our Feedback Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

About South Carolina

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

- Return to Citation

<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation