Laurel Bay, South Carolina

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Laurel Bay is a census-designated place and military housing complex in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 6,625 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Laurel Bay is included within the Beaufort Urban Cluster and the Hilton Head IslandBeaufort Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The base primarily houses military personnel with families that are stationed at the nearby military bases: MCAS Beaufort, MCRD Parris Island, and USNH Beaufort.

Geography

Laurel Bay is located at 32°27′28″N 80°47′26″W / 32.45778°N 80.79056°W / 32.45778; -80.79056 (32.457905, -80.790501)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (15.77%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,625 people, 1,888 households, and 1,712 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,409.4 people per square mile (544.2/km²). There were 1,955 housing units at an average density of 415.9/sq mi (160.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.05% White, 25.87% African American, 0.63% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 3.83% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.89% of the population.

There were 1,888 households out of which 72.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.3% were non-families. 6.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.51 and the average family size was 3.63.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 42.8% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 39.1% from 25 to 44, 5.5% from 45 to 64, and 1.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

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