Berkeley County, South Carolina Population 2019

Berkeley County, South Carolina's estimated population is 214,470 with a growth rate of 2.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berkeley County, South Carolina is the 8th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018221,0916,6213.09%
2017214,4705,9722.86%
2016208,4985,4632.69%
2015203,0354,8032.42%
2014198,2324,2612.20%
2013193,9714,4362.34%
2012189,5355,8433.18%
2011183,6924,2722.38%
2010179,42050,64439.33%
1990128,77634,04935.94%
198094,72738,52868.56%
197056,19918,00347.13%
196038,1967,94526.26%
195030,2513,12311.51%
194027,1284,89222.00%
193022,236-322-1.43%
192022,558-929-3.96%
191023,487-6,967-22.88%
190030,454-24,974-45.06%
189055,4280.00%

How Many People Live in Berkeley County, South Carolina?

214,470

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White137,39667.14%
Black or African American49,39024.14%
Two or More Races6,5673.21%
Some Other Race5,5912.73%
Asian4,7012.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native8390.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1480.07%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Berkeley County, South Carolina Median Age

35.8


Total

34


Male

37.2


Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Adults

There are 154,968 adults, (25,975 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

102,859

50.27%

Male

101,773

49.73%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Households and Families

Berkeley County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berkeley County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All70%30%
Non Family60%40%
Male59.2%40.8%
Female54.4%45.6%

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All73,1682.7570
Married38,0543.2980.8
Non Family21,1981.3160
Female10,4433.4954.4
Male3,4733.359.2

3.25

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berkeley County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7773.55%
9th to 12th Grade10,9358.12%
High School Graduate40,34629.97%
Some College32,61824.23%
Associates Degree14,54310.80%
Bachelors Degree20,94615.56%
Graduate Degree10,4587.77%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White90,42481,65323,484
Black31,53027,1395,022
Hispanic6,4864,7031,116
Asian3,3723,0381,227
Other Race2,8541,880523
Multiple Races2,4652,153450
Native American55049085
Islander7070

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,428$44,807$30,618
Less Than High School$22,314$24,410$18,398
High School Grad$30,929$37,364$25,664
Some College$35,132$44,822$27,830
Bachelors Degree$47,641$61,264$36,771
Graduate Degree$63,033$79,779$54,479

$36,428

Average Earnings

$44,807

Average Male

$30,618

Average Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language by Age

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language

92.29% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.81% of the population.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White128,70612,4869.70%
Black48,6549,17118.85%
Hispanic12,5172,66021.25%
Other5,5441,55828.10%
Multiple6,16585913.93%
Asian4,59956212.22%
Native833789.36%

12.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.36%

Male Poverty Rate

14.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is Other, with 28.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is Native, with 9.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.10%
High School11.93%
Some College8.89%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.15%
Male Unemployed26.39%
Female Employed7.12%
Male Employed4.64%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Income

Berkeley County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,697$72,131
Families$64,507$79,688
Married Families$77,366$91,791
Non Families$36,261$49,957

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans

21,270

Number of Veterans

18,452

Male Veterans

2,818

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War7,193
Vietnam6,987
Second Gulf War5,712
Korea835
World War II359
Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,912
55 to 644,613
65 to 744,363
18 to 342,987
75+2,395

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,06815.57%
Black4,18311.48%
Hispanic6117.85%
Asian43911.75%
2 or More33211.36%
Other1574.50%
Indian7912.99%
Hawaiian1217.14%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment Status

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.02%

Born in South Carolina

94.74%

Native Born

5.26%

Foreign Born

2.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.74% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 51.02% having been born in South Carolina. 2.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Berkeley County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Charleston 1201501343851423511.85%
North Charleston 976321092981166611.95%
Summerville 4260549323671815.77%
Goose Creek 3643442039560515.38%
Hanahan1798323439545630.34%
Moncks Corner768510315263034.22%
St. Stephen170718071005.86%
Bonneau452473214.65%
Jamestown7382912.33%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990