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Hilton Head Island Demographics

The Census Bureau is releasing the 2010 census data in waves throughout the next several years. The Town of Hilton Head Island shall post the 2010 census data to the website as we receive it. Source of Data: US Census Bureauexternal link icon.

Census 2010 General Population and Housing Characteristics

Hilton Head Island Population by Age and Sex - 2010

  Male Female Total
Total Population
18,206
18,893
37,099
 
Under 5 years
897
797
1,694
5-9 years
829
847
1,676
10-14 years
856
794
1,650
15-19 years
858
823
1,681
20-24 years
927
713
1,640
25-29 years
1,043
901
1,944
30-34 years
962
813
1,775
35-39 years
1,009
916
1,925
40-44 years
961
953
1,914
45-49 years
1,092
1,156
2,248
50-54 years
1,071
1,248
2,319
55-59 years
1,089
1,446
2,535
60-64 years
1,534
1,861
3,395
65-69 years
1,574
1,703
3,277
70-74 years
1,212
1,244
2,456
75-79 years
1,045
977
2,022
80-84 years
697
774
1,471
85 years and over
550
927
1,477
Median Age (years)
48.6
53.0
50.9

Hilton Head Island Population by Race - 2010

 
Total
Total Population
37,099
 
One Race
36,648
American Indian and Alaska Native
57
Asian
339
Black or African American
2,766
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
22
White
39,751
Some Other Race
2,713
Two or More Races
451
White; American Indian and Alaska Native **
50
White; Asian **
61
White; Black or African American **
129
White; Some Other Race **
134
Race Alone or in Combination with one or more other races: ##
White
31,150
Black or African American
2,930
American Indian and Alaska Native
140
Asian
422
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
38
Some Other Race
2,888

** One of the four most commonly reported multiple-race combinations nationwide in Census 2000.

## In combination with one or more of the other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population, and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.

Hilton Head Island Hispanic or Latino Data - 2010

 
Number
Percent
Total Population
37,099
100%
 
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
5,861
15.8%
Mexican
4,034
Puerto Rican
100
Cuban
26
Other Hispanic or Latino**
1,701
Not Hispanic or Latino
31,238
84.2%

** This category is composed of people whose origins are from the Dominican Republic, Spain, and Spanish-speaking Central or South American countries. It also includes general origin responses such as "Latino" or "Hispanic."

Hilton Head Island Relationship Data - 2010

 
Number
Percent
Total Population
37,099
100%
 
In Households
36,897
99.5%
Householder
16,535
 
Spouse *
9,048
 
Child
7,058
 
Own child under 18 years
5,463
 
Other Relatives
1,684
 
Under 18 years
498
 
65 years and over
202
 
Nonrelatives
2,572
 
Under 18 years
174
 
65 years and over
150
 
Unmarried Partner
779
 
In Group Quarters
202
0.5%
Institutionalized Population
202
 
Male
61
 
Female
141
 
Noninstitutionalized Population
0
 

* "Spouse" represents spouse of the householder. It does not reflect all spouses in a household. Responses of "same-sex spouse" were edited during processing to "unmarried partner."

Hilton Head Island Households by Type - 2010

 
Number
Percent
Total Households
16,535
100%
 
Family Households (families)
10,700
64.7%
With own children under 18 years
3,039
 
Husband-Wife Family
9,048
 
With own children under 18 years
2,134
 
Male Householder, No Wife Present
532
 
With own children under 18 years
251
 
Female Householder, No Husband Present
1,120
 
With own children under 18 years
654
 
Nonfamily Households
5,835
35.3%
Householder Living Alone
4,681
 
Male
1,724
 
65 years and over
603
 
Female
2,957
 
65 years and over
1,718
 
 
Households with individuals under 18 years
3,345
20.2%
Households with individuals 65 years and over
7,108
43.0%
Average Household Size
2.23
Average Family Size
2.66

"Family households" consist of a householder and one or more other people related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. They do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households. "Nonfamily households" consist of people living alone and households which do not have any members related to the householder.

Hilton Head Island Housing Occupancy - 2010

 
Number
Percent
Total Housing Units
33,306
100%
Occupied Housing Units
16,535
49.6%
Vacant Housing Units
16,771
50.4%
For Rent
5,644
For Sale Only
623
 
Rented, not Occupied
106
 
For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use
9,767
 
Sold, not occupied
96
 
Other Vacant
535
 
 
Homeowner Vacancy Rate (percent)**
4.9
Rental Vacancy Rate (percent)##
55.1

** The homeowner vacancy rate is the proportion of the homeowner inventory that is vacant "for sale." It is computed by dividing the total number of vacant units "for sale only" by the sum of owner-occupied units, vacant units that are "for sale only," and vacant units that have been sold but not yet occupied; and then multiplying by 100.

## The rental vacancy rate is the proportion of the rental inventory that is vacant "for rent." It is computed by dividing the total number of vacant units "for rent" by the sum of the renter-occupied units, vacant units that are "for rent," and vacant units that have been rented but not yet occupied; and then multiplying by 100.

Hilton Head Island Housing Tenure - 2010

 
Number
Percent
Occupied Housing Units
16,535
100%
Owner-occupied Housing Units
12,039
72.8%
Population in Owner-occupied Housing Units
25,472
Average Household Size of Owner-occupied Units
2.12
Renter-occupied Housing Units
4,496
27.2%
Population in Renter-occupied Housing Units
11,425
Average Household Size of Renter-occupied Units
2.54

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