Dorchester County, South Carolina Population 2018

Dorchester County, South Carolina's estimated population is 156,456 with a growth rate of 5.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dorchester County, South Carolina is the 12th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017156,4567,9395.35%
2016148,517-4,954-3.23%
2016153,471970.06%
2015153,3744,1282.77%
2014149,2463,2152.20%
2013146,0312,9392.05%
2012143,0922,4781.76%
2011140,6143,1482.29%
2010137,46654,40665.50%
199083,06024,29941.35%
198058,76126,48582.06%
197032,2767,89332.37%
196024,3831,7827.88%
195022,6012,67313.41%
194019,9289725.13%
193018,956-503-2.58%
192019,4591,5688.76%
191017,8911,5979.80%
190016,2940.00%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White101,145
Black or African American37,607
Two or More Races4,388
Asian2,808
Some Other Race1,754
American Indian and Alaska Native780
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander35

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

Dorchester 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

Dorchester County, South Carolina Median Age

36


Total

35.2


Male

37.1


Female

Dorchester County, South Carolina Adults

There are 110,497 adults, (17,376 of which are seniors) in Dorchester County, South Carolina.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dorchester County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

76,122

51.25%

Male

72,395

48.75%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Dorchester County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All69.7%30.3%
Male61.9%38.1%
Non Family57.3%42.7%
Female48.5%51.5%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dorchester County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All53,0052.7769.7
Married27,1003.3383.8
Non Family15,5561.2557.3
Female8,3183.5748.5
Male2,0313.5661.9

3.31

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dorchester County, South Carolina Households

Dorchester County, South Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7462.81%
9th to 12th Grade7,1847.34%
High School Graduate27,41728.01%
Some College24,26124.79%
Associates Degree10,46710.70%
Bachelors Degree16,51716.88%
Graduate Degree9,2759.48%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White66,91362,21219,904
Black23,45419,6404,058
Hispanic3,9383,060887
Asian1,9321,569624
Multiple Races1,3411,143330
Other Race996745185
Native American49839533
Islander3535

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 32.30%.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,161$44,290$30,424
Less Than High School$21,209$26,406$13,496
High School Grad$30,759$36,306$22,454
Some College$33,605$42,475$28,681
Bachelors Degree$49,185$61,526$36,407
Graduate Degree$53,705$72,827$47,766

$36,161

Average Earnings

$44,290

Average Male

$30,424

Average Female

Dorchester County, South Carolina Language

Dorchester County, South Carolina Language by Age

Dorchester County, South Carolina Language

93.43% of Dorchester County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.57% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.46% of the population.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Poverty

Dorchester County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black36,3578,55123.52%
White95,4356,9727.31%
Hispanic7,1811,16516.22%
Multiple4,29263214.73%
Other1,75362035.37%
Asian2,80829010.33%
Native77715119.43%

12.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.08%

Male Poverty Rate

13.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dorchester County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dorchester County, South Carolina is Other, with 35.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dorchester County, South Carolina is White, with 7.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.02%.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.06%
High School11.87%
Some College8.61%
Bachelors or Greater2.95%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.83%
Male Unemployed26.01%
Female Employed7.76%
Male Employed3.58%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Income

Dorchester County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,345$70,368
Families$67,534$80,308
Married Families$80,304$93,966
Non Families$32,602$43,181

Dorchester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Dorchester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Dorchester County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Dorchester 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 45To54.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans by War

15,464

Number of Veterans

13,666

Male Veterans

1,798

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War5,471
Vietnam4,903
Second Gulf War4,047
Korea812
World War II184

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,634
55 to 643,527
65 to 742,907
18 to 341,794
75+1,602

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,68515.32%
Black3,47312.66%
Hispanic3647.98%
2 or More1437.96%
Asian723.47%
Other584.94%
Indian335.54%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

4.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dorchester County, South Carolina Employment Status

Dorchester County, South Carolina Employment by Age

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dorchester County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Dorchester County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Dorchester County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
North Charleston 976321092981166611.95%
Summerville 4260549323671815.77%
St. George20672165984.74%
Lincolnville 1142197182972.59%
Ridgeville19671780-187-9.51%
Harleyville667690233.45%
Reevesville194206126.19%
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