A growing town with a placid and casual atmosphere right along the South Carolina coastline.

Overview for Bluffton, SC

27,596 people live in Bluffton, where the median age is 38.9 and the average individual income is $47,130. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.9 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Bluffton Real Estate

A growing town with a placid and casual atmosphere right along the South Carolina coastline

Welcome to Bluffton

Whether you’re a fan of lush marshlands, heavily forested and quiet countryside, or clear, sandy beaches, it isn’t a bluff when we say that Bluffton has it all. If you’re one who loves seeing dense canopies blanketed over roads like leafy umbrellas, ponds full of gators, flocks of spoonbills accenting the skies, and some of the best seafood in the country, Bluffton is just the place for you.
Maybe you’re one with a curiosity for the past and simply must learn more about where a town came from and how it all began. Don't worry. You can head down to one of the region’s many museums, like The Heyward House museum. Where you will discover the town’s origins, which date back to 1825, and a wealth of cultural events and traditions that helped form this town. It’s important to remember that it’s the people that make a town, yet that town and its cultures can then help to inspire newcomers from all around to grow into the people they’ll become.

What to Love


Local Lifestyle - Living in Bluffton, SC

The folks here are laid back and inviting. The friendly faces spread throughout the town are as delightful as the clouds that can be seen gently drifting along the coastline, although they certainly don’t tend to look like marshmallows, baskets of fruit, or whatever you happen to see up there. Whether you’re admiring the many live performances and other artist expressions found at Mayfest or just sharing a few laughs down at the Bricco Italian restaurant, Bluffton’s many communities are sure to brighten your days.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Bluffton

Everyone has to eat, and the residents of this town are no different. There’s The Bluffton Room for those looking to live the high life and enjoy an artful dining experience right here along the coast. Of course, the town’s promenade is home to several other delightful restaurants to discover, from Sippin Cow for a southern breakfast to, Local Pie for something a bit cheesier.
Then there are the other dishes found throughout town like those of The Pearl Kitchen & Bar. Here, your meal is crafted with a deep passion for the culinary art form, blending savory filet mignons and creamy whipped potatoes. Bold flavors and a love for food propagate throughout Bluffton.

Things to Do in Bluffton

It’s not all simply good food and a boot placed firmly up on a desk. The region is rife with fun amenities to discover and enjoy. Clubs like Haig Point provide spots to socialize and practice your strokes on the green. Destinations like Spring Island serve as the perfect place to spend an afternoon fishing or hunting. Maybe even that is all just a bit much for you. Maybe all you need is a peaceful day out shopping with a loved one. Calhoun Street can offer you a series of artistic creations to admire while you browse for ingredients at the local farmers' markets. For even more, the Tanger outlet mall provides guests with a wide array of stores to tour through. Sometimes it’s the simple things like walking around shops with friends that can make for a lovely memory, so come and find out how you’ll craft your memories.

Schools in Bluffton

Beaufort County School District is always ready to aid the region’s many bright and growing students to reach the next steps in their potential, with a league of talented and eager teachers each holding a passion to see their students excel and develop their minds. A handful of these schools are listed below.

Demographics and Employment Data for Bluffton, SC

Bluffton has 9,924 households, with an average household size of 2.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bluffton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,596 people call Bluffton home. The population density is 531.02 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.78 / 50.22%

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Schools in Bluffton, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Bluffton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 8th
No rating available
PreK - 5th
6th - 8th
Red Cedar Elementary
PreK - 5th
PreK - 8th
9th - 12th
Michael C. Riley Elementary
PreK - 5th
Pritchardville Elementary
PreK - 5th
6th - 8th
9th - 12th

Around Bluffton, SC

There's plenty to do around Bluffton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including LowCarbwithCrys, The Ice Cream Stop - Bluffton, and Okan.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.42 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.43 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.26 miles 54 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.78 miles 92 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.88 miles 84 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.96 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars

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