Bluffton is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 34,493 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bluffton is the 17th 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 $89,245.00.
Bluffton home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Bluffton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
A relatively large number of people in Bluffton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.16% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bluffton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Bluffton is a decent-sized town, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the town has no real transit system.
The citizens of Bluffton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.97% of adults in Bluffton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bluffton in 2018 was $47,130, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,520 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 12.38% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bluffton include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bluffton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.