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Welcome to Hilton Head Island ...

The town of Hilton Head Island is located in Beaufort County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Hilton Head Island: Hilton Head Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hilton Head Island has a population of 39,981 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hilton Head Island.

Hilton Head Island is near sea level<3>.

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

Hilton Head Island is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Hilton Head Island: 29926<4>

Websites for Hilton Head Island ...

Official Website:   www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hiltonheadisland.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hilton Head Island had an population of 39,981 people. This is an increase of 7.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hilton Head Island had a population of 37,099 people (or 22.87% of the total population of Beaufort County). This makes Hilton Head Island the county's most populous community.

The population of Hilton Head Island represents 0.8% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37,099 people, the population of Hilton Head Island increased 9.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 33,862 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hilton Head Island.

Communities near Hilton Head Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hilton Head Island.

  • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
    • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Hilton Head Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<6>
  • Port Royal [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
    • Port Royal [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Hilton Head Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<6>
  • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
    • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Hilton Head Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<6>
  • Tybee Island [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tybee Island
    • Tybee Island [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,051 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tybee Island have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tybee Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tybee Island<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Point Comfort [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Comfort
      • Point Comfort [Beaufort County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
    • Harbour Town [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbour Town
      • Harbour Town [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbour Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbour Town
    • Daufuskie Island [Beaufort County]
    • Battery Marina Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battery Marina Village
      • Battery Marina Village [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battery Marina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battery Marina Village
    • Shell Point [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Point
      • Shell Point [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Point have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Point
    • Okatie [Beaufort County]

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 Hilton Head Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hilton Head Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hilton Head Island. 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 Hilton Head Island.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hilton Head Island ...

Looking for more information about Hilton Head Island? 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 Hilton Head Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hilton Head Island.

Adding Hilton Head Island to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hilton Head Island was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hilton Head Island on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Beaufort County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hilton Head Island: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/

The official website for Beaufort County: www.co.beaufort.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

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 Hilton Head Island.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hilton Head Island - 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 Hilton Head Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hilton Head Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hilton Head Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hilton Head Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hilton Head IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hilton Head Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2162, Longitude: -80.7379    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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