Hilton Head Island (South Carolina)

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Coordinates 32°10′44″N 80°44′35″W
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Beaufort
Incorporated (town) 1983
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code 29925, 29926, 29928
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-34045
GNIS feature ID 1246002
Website www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov
Government (Mayor) John J. McCann
Government (Town manager) Marc Orlando
Government (Fire chief) Brad Tadlock – Appointed June 20, 2014
Government (Town) 69.13 sq mi (179.05 km2)
Government (Land) 41.36 sq mi (107.11 km2)
Government (Water) 27.78 sq mi (71.94 km2) 40.17%
Area (Town) 69.13 sq mi (179.05 km2)
Area (Land) 41.36 sq mi (107.11 km2)
Area (Water) 27.78 sq mi (71.94 km2) 40.17%
Population (2010) (Town) 37,099
Population (2010) (Estimate (2019)) 39,861
Population (2010) (Density) 963.83/sq mi (372.14/km2)
Population (2010) (Metro) 187,010 (US: 211th)

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Hilton Head Island, sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Lowcountryresort town and barrier island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Charleston. The island is named after Captain William Hilton, who in 1663 identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which mapmakers named "Hilton's Headland." The island features 12 miles (19 km) of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular vacation destination. In 2004, an estimated 2.25 million visitors infused more than $1.5 billion into the local economy. The year-round population was 37,099 at the 2010 census, although during the peak of summer vacation season the population can swell to 150,000. Over the past decade, the island's population growth rate was 32%. Hilton Head Island is a primary city within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 207,413 in 2015. The island has a rich history that started with seasonal occupation by Native Americans thousands of years ago and continued with European exploration and the Sea Island Cotton trade. It became an important base of operations for the Union blockade of the Southern ports during the Civil War. Once the island fell to Union troops, hundreds of ex-slaves flocked to Hilton Head, which is still home to many of their descendants, who are known as the Gullah (or Geechee). They have managed to hold on to much of their ethnic and cultural identity.

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