Social Fabric

Respondents were asked to respond to a question about Hilton Head Island’s future social fabric. The question was: ‘The population of Hilton Head Island is aging. In terms of future population mix and demographics, how would you like Hilton Head Island to be in 2040?’

Scale: 1= An ideal active-aging and healthy retirement community; 10=More diverse, mixed-age community attractive to families and younger professionals.

Key things to note:

  • The combined data of all respondents shows a clear desire to build more of a ‘diverse, mixed-age community attractive to families and younger professionals’, with over 60% of respondents at that end of the continuum.
  • Using the filters, this figure jumps to over 90% of respondents when the 10-50 years age groups are selected. This suggests that this topic is of deep interest to the younger cohorts, and could be instrumental in their future view of the community.
  • The 50-80+ year cohorts were distributed evenly, with about 45% leaning to the ‘An ideal active-aging and healthy retirement community’ end of the continuum, but most responses in this age group were clustered around the mid-point (responses 4-8 on scale).

More Information

For more information, and to engage in further discussion regarding the Hilton Head Island – Our Future project, please contact:

Emily Sparks, Project Lead
Town of Hilton Head Island
Phone: 843.341.4683