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Burton, South Carolina
Location of Burton, South Carolina
Location of Burton, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Beaufort
 • Total 8.6 sq mi (22.2 km2)
 • Land 8.5 sq mi (22.1 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
33 ft (10 m)
 • Total 6,976
 • Density 813.9/sq mi (314.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
29902, 29906
Area code(s) 843, 854
FIPS code 45-10360
GNIS feature ID 1221150

Burton is a census-designated place (CDP) on Port Royal Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 6,976 at the 2010 census. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Burton is included within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan 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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.2 km2), of which 8.5 square miles (22.1 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.24%, is water.


2020 census

Burton racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,875 42.42%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,422 35.74%
Native American 19 0.28%
Asian 112 1.65%
Pacific Islander 6 0.09%
Other/Mixed 325 4.8%
Hispanic or Latino 1,018 15.02%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,777 people, 2,888 households, and 1,939 families residing in the CDP.

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