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Hilton Head is a town in Beaufort County.

The community was named after explorer William Hilton, sea captain

The latitude of Hilton Head is 32.216N. The longitude is -80.752W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,407.


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Median household income
Local
$60,438
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hilton Head demographic reports
Hilton Head is on the Atlantic Ocean
Settled by indigo planters. Union forces seized the island from the Confederate army during the Civil War, establishing a southern headquarters here

Developed as a resort after construction of a bridge to the mainland in 1956

Filming location for:
· 1974 movie, "The Longest Yard"
· 2000 movie, "The Legend of Bagger Vance"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Native Islander Gullah Celebration - Feb. 1-25, 2007
  • Winter Carnival - Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2007
  • Hilton Head Island Food Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Coastal Cajun Festival - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hilton Head web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Hilton Head Orchestra
Wildlife: Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Coastal Discovery Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 90

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hilton Head demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Beaufort County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29926 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Hilton Head residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hilton Head ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hilton Head was $36,621, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

46% of Hilton Head residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Hilton Head festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hilton Head, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $750.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,596.


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Media outlets

Newspapers in Hilton Head include Island Packet

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Politics

Beaufort County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hilton Head political report.

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Restaurants

Hilton Head restaurants taking online reservations include Boathouse II, Conroy's at Hilton Head Marriott Resort, CQ's, Harbourmaster's Ocean Grill, Old Fort Pub, Red Fish Restaurant ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Hilton Head workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hilton Head between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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