Berkeley County, South Carolina Population 2018

Berkeley County, South Carolina's estimated population is 217,937 with a growth rate of 9.47% 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
2017217,93718,8569.47%
2016199,081-12,782-6.03%
2016211,8639,5054.70%
2015202,3584,7462.40%
2014197,6124,2222.18%
2013193,3904,4102.33%
2012188,9805,8253.18%
2011183,1554,1782.33%
2010178,97750,20138.98%
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%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White133,912
Black or African American48,433
Two or More Races5,858
Some Other Race4,972
Asian4,781
American Indian and Alaska Native914
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander211

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Berkeley County, South Carolina Median Age

35.6


Total

33.8


Male

37


Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Adults

There are 150,505 adults, (24,288 of which are seniors) in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

100,028

50.24%

Male

99,053

49.76%

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
Married80.7%19.3%
All69.8%30.2%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
Male58.5%41.5%
Female53.1%46.9%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkeley County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All70,4822.7869.8
Married35,7853.3480.7
Non Family20,9061.361.3
Female10,3643.5853.1
Male3,4273.4458.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berkeley County, South Carolina Households

Berkeley County, South Carolina Education

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6123.54%
9th to 12th Grade10,7968.28%
High School Graduate39,75930.50%
Some College31,89224.47%
Associates Degree13,33810.23%
Bachelors Degree19,83415.22%
Graduate Degree10,1127.76%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White87,62478,47922,302
Black30,60426,6145,075
Hispanic6,1264,550982
Asian3,3693,1021,062
Other Race2,6091,805424
Multiple Races2,3332,061485
Native American53243563
Islander113113

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 islander people with a rate of 31.52%.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,861$43,039$30,161
Less Than High School$21,498$24,528$17,367
High School Grad$30,117$36,865$23,152
Some College$34,247$43,653$27,801
Bachelors Degree$46,144$58,982$37,063
Graduate Degree$59,600$76,312$52,033

$35,861

Average Earnings

$43,039

Average Male

$30,161

Average Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language by Age

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language

92.61% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.39% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.69% of the population.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White125,47412,74410.16%
Black47,6719,28719.48%
Hispanic11,7652,36820.13%
Other4,8931,26925.94%
Multiple5,54095117.17%
Asian4,6803627.74%
Native89011212.58%

13.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.75%

Male Poverty Rate

14.57%

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 25.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is Asian, with 7.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.04%.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.01%
High School12.27%
Some College9.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.90%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.34%
Male Unemployed25.15%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed4.29%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Income

Berkeley County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,484$69,261
Families$62,369$76,843
Married Families$75,008$88,931
Non Families$35,622$47,749

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by War

21,256

Number of Veterans

18,212

Male Veterans

3,044

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam7,316
First Gulf War6,492
Second Gulf War5,138
Korea909
World War II438

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,959
55 to 644,652
65 to 744,444
18 to 343,006
75+2,195

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,12616.07%
Black4,16411.72%
Hispanic4946.76%
Asian47012.74%
2 or More34412.43%
Other942.93%
Indian477.89%
Hawaiian119.73%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

5.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment Status

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment by Age

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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