South Carolina Beaufort County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Beaufort County, South Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in South Carolina Beaufort County.

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1. Library System BEAUFORT COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone Number: (843) 470-6500 Beaufort 516,992 460,562

2. Central Library BEAUFORT COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone Number: (843) 525-4000 Beaufort N/A N/A

3. Branch Library BLUFFTON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone Number: (843) 757-1519 Beaufort N/A N/A

4. Branch Library HILTON HEAD ISLAND LIBRARY
Street Address: 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Islan, SC 29926
Phone Number: (843) 342-9220 Beaufort N/A N/A

5. Branch Library LOBECO BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29931
Phone Number: (843) 846-3937 Beaufort N/A N/A

6. Branch Library SAINT HELENA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1025 Sea Island Parkway, St Helena Island, SC 29920
Phone Number: (843) 838-8304 Beaufort N/A N/A

Overview of Beaufort County, South Carolina

Beaufort County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 120,937. Its county seat is Beaufort.

Beaufort County is one of the South’s fastest growing counties, primarily because of the development of resorts at Hilton Head and the other Sea Islands. There is also a strong military presence around the city of Beaufort.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,390 km² (923 mi²). 1,520 km² (587 mi²) of it is land and 870 km² (336 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 36.41% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 120,937 people, 45,532 households, and 33,056 families residing in the county. The population density is 80/km² (206/mi²). There are 60,509 housing units at an average density of 40/km² (103/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.66% White, 23.98% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.84% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 6.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 45,532 households out of which 30.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% are married couples living together, 11.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% are non-families. 21.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the county, the population is spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $46,992, and the median income for a family is $52,704. Males have a median income of $30,541 versus $25,284 for females. The per capita income for the county is $25,377. 10.70% of the population and 8.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.40% of those under the age of 18 and 6.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Beaufort
  • Bluffton
  • Burton
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Laurel Bay
  • Parris Island
  • Port Royal
  • Shell Point
  • Yemassee

Islands

Some islands are also townships.

  • Dawtaw Island
  • Daufuskie Island
  • Fripp Island
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Hunting Island
  • Lady’s Island
  • Parris Island
  • Port Royal
  • Saint Helena