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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Welcome to Hilton Head Island ...
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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022