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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.
Developed as a resort after construction of a bridge to the mainland in 1956
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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hilton Head was $36,621, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Hilton Head residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Hilton Head, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $750. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,596.
Newspapers in Hilton Head include Island Packet
Beaufort County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hilton Head political report.
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
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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