Burton, South Carolina

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Burton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 7,180 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Burton is part of the Beaufort Urban Cluster and the larger Hilton Head IslandBeaufort Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Burton's heyday was during the truck farming era in Beaufort County from 1900-1930. The "center" of Burton was where Broad River Boulevard crosses the abandoned Port Royal Railroad tracks and U.S. Route 21.


Burton is located at 32°25′31″N 80°44′18″W / 32.42528°N 80.73833°W / 32.42528; -80.73833 (32.425362, -80.738213)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.9 km²), of which, 11.0 square miles (28.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.99%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,180 people, 2,511 households, and 1,898 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 650.7 people per square mile (251.1/km²). There were 2,690 housing units at an average density of 243.8/sq mi (94.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 47.80% White, 45.55% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.53% from other races, and 2.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.02% of the population.

There were 2,511 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.17.

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