Bluffton Local Knowledge

Bluffton News

The daily news for the greater Bluffton, SC area can be found at the following publications:

Island Packet Bluffton Today
Beaufort Gazette

Bluffton Demographics

As of the census of 2000, in greater Bluffton there were 37,000 people, 8,210 households, and 341 families residing in the town. The population density was 132.5 people per square mile (14.5/km²). There were 501 housing units at an average density of 14.7 per square mile (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 63.22% White, 32.47% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 3.14% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.96% of the population.

There were 8,210 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,281, and the median income for a family was $48,611. Males had a median income of $35,139 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,327. About 8.6% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 26.2% of those age 65 or over.


Bluffton Relocation Information

Located just outside of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, SC is a growing community of over 37,000 residents. Bluffton is a wonderful mix of historical areas and modern conveniences and is located between Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Savannah, GA.

World class golf awaits you in many of the planned communities along with dozens of tennis courts. Boating enthusiasts have many opportunities to access the Intracoastal Waterway for fishing and exploring. Educational opportunities abound and two higher education colleges are nearby as well.

Bluffton Schools

Public education in Bluffton is under the authority of the Beaufort County School District. Children in the town attend the following schools:

Bluffton Elementary School May River Montessori
M.C. Riley Elementary School Cross Episcopal School
Okatie Elementary School St. Gregory Catholic School
Pritchardville Elementary School Thomas Heyward Academy
Red Cedar Elementary School Hilton Head Preparatory
Bluffton Middle School Hilton Head Christian Academy
H.E. McCracken Middle School Heritage Academy
Bluffton High School

Bluffton Restaurants

There are many fantastic restaurants in Hilton Head, SC. We’ve listed a few links below that are some of our favorites.

Please view the interactive map for additional restaurants around the area.

Truffles Cafe Jim N Nick’s Barbeque

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Bluffton Links

Town of Bluffton Beaufort County Library
Island Packet Bluffton Farmer’s Market
Bluffton Rotary Club Bluffton Township Fire Department
Hilton Head / Bluffton Chamber of Commerce