Bluffton, SC

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Living in Bluffton

Bluffton is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 25,557 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bluffton is the 33rd largest community in South Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Bluffton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Bluffton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Bluffton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Bluffton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $74,695.00.

Bluffton real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Bluffton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Bluffton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bluffton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bluffton is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bluffton who work in sales jobs (12.59%), management occupations (9.69%), and office and administrative support (9.62%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.71% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Bluffton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Being a small town, Bluffton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Bluffton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.65% of adults in Bluffton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Bluffton in 2018 was $37,204, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,816 for a family of four. However, Bluffton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bluffton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bluffton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bluffton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bluffton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bluffton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Bluffton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.