Hilton Head Island

Tranquil island living, sandy shores, and generous splashes of green forests.

Overview for Hilton Head Island, SC

38,068 people live in Hilton Head Island, where the median age is 59.1 and the average individual income is $61,752. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

59.1 years

Median Age


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


Average individual Income

Hilton Head Island Real Estate

Tranquil island living, sandy shores, and generous splashes of green forests 

Welcome to Hilton Head Island

This lovely island isn’t exactly what you might think of when imagining an island since it’s only separated by a thin river, disconnecting it from the mainland. However, all the typical lush and tropical features that you might have also pictured are there. The dense, green, and purposefully untouched swathes of land serve to accentuate the island’s picturesque natural beauty.
Hilton Head endorses an active lifestyle as the island is host to a league of outdoorsy activities, all at the ends of its residents’ fingertips. There are the brisk jogs along the beaches, relaxed hikes through the more heavily forested areas, and the always-popular, relaxing boat ride down the coastline. The island’s inhabitants have a variety of activities to choose from, each taking advantage of a different aspect of the great outdoors.
The good times and the resort-style living wouldn’t be possible without the history that helped transform this island into a paradise. The town itself, from an official standpoint, is still extremely young as it was only incorporated in 1983, so you can enjoy helping to shape this growing town. Despite its age, the island is still brimming with stories to tell, and the quaint museums dotted around the island, like the Gullah Museum, can help paint you a picture of a fascinating time that came before.

What to Love


Local Lifestyle - Living in Hilton Head Island, SC

The resort lifestyle of Hilton Head Island is idyllic and carefree. You can leave your worries at the door and just enjoy all the luxuries the good life has to offer. So, whether you’re gently drifting along the coastline, reeling in a monster, or touring the Harbour Town Lighthouse, you can fall in love with the same excitement that so many others already enjoy every day.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Hilton Head Island

You can’t keep up with an active lifestyle on an empty stomach, and Hilton Head has all the delicious cuisines you could need. A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant starts off our list with a bang and with a plate full of delicious, fresh shrimp. After that, there’s the unique atmosphere of the Skull Creek Boathouse and its assortment of skillfully crafted seafood dishes. While we’re talking about seafood, we have to mention the Old Oyster Factory and their gourmet meals and incredible presentations.
Maybe you’re looking for something different. How about something from around the globe? Alfred's brings high-end German cuisine across the Atlantic in full force. It’s truly an experience to enjoy time and time again. These are only to name a few of the Islands' many varied cuisines to discover. What spot will become your next favorite?

Things to Do in Hilton Head Island

There are enough activities across Hilton Head to fill this entire page, but we’ll try to boil it down to a notable selection. First off, there’s the Coligny Plaza and the many restaurants it’s comprised of. Then there’s the Harbourtown neighborhood with its various cafes, parks, and shopping centers.
Beyond just this, residents regularly enjoy a litany of other activities throughout the entire island, like those deciding to pick up a quick match of tennis or pickleball. Exciting matches are sure to be had with friends and neighbors alike. Biking along a network of well-thought-out trails is also a popular choice. Then, there are the sunny days spent golfing on courses like the Harbour Town Golf Links, which is also where the RBC Heritage PGA Tournament is held, so you too can practice like the stars. There is never a shortage of fun to join in on here, so cut loose and just be yourself.

Schools in Hilton Head Island

The nearby Beaufort County School District can easily help all the many bright, young students that grace its doors to thrive and excel in their educations and future careers. Some of the district’s many great schools include:

Demographics and Employment Data for Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Island has 17,094 households, with an average household size of 2.22. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hilton Head Island do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,068 people call Hilton Head Island home. The population density is 920.56 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

49.05 / 50.95%

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Schools in Hilton Head Island, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Hilton Head Island. 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.
School rating
Hilton Head Christian Academy
K - 12th
No rating available
Hilton Head Preparatory School
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PreK - 8th
No rating available
7th - 12th
No rating available
Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center
PreK - K
No rating available
9th - 12th
Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts
PreK - 5th
Hilton Head Island Middle
6th - 8th
Hilton Head Island Elementary
1st - 5th

Around Hilton Head Island, SC

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

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Roy's Place Cafe & Catering, POPS of Hilton Head Island, and Spanish Wells Seafood & Produce.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.9 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.18 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.18 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.83 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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