Dorchester County, South Carolina Population 2018

Dorchester County, South Carolina's estimated population is 156,456 with a growth rate of 1.94% 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
2017151,716-4,740-3.03%
2017156,4562,9851.94%
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
White102,966
Black or African American38,986
Two or More Races4,089
Asian2,915
Some Other Race2,038
American Indian and Alaska Native698
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander24

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Dorchester County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Dorchester County, South Carolina Median Age

36.2


Total

35.4


Male

37.4


Female

Dorchester County, South Carolina Adults

There are 113,478 adults, (18,918 of whom are seniors) in Dorchester County, South Carolina.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Age Dependency

60.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Dorchester County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

77,797

51.28%

Male

73,919

48.72%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Dorchester County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All71.1%28.9%
Male59.8%40.2%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Female52.8%47.2%

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dorchester County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All54,0282.7771.1
Married27,5613.3584.6
Non Family16,5931.2558.5
Female7,8993.7352.8
Male1,9753.6959.8

3.37

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

4.8%

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 Grade3,1893.16%
9th to 12th Grade6,9006.85%
High School Graduate28,13027.92%
Some College23,74523.56%
Associates Degree11,17511.09%
Bachelors Degree17,69017.56%
Graduate Degree9,9389.86%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White68,56563,78921,155
Black24,36820,5904,668
Hispanic4,1703,222728
Asian1,9791,553748
Multiple Races1,4131,161342
Other Race1,166902165
Native American43238434
Islander2424

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 37.80%.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,434$46,537$31,302
Less Than High School$20,832$25,830$12,392
High School Grad$31,492$37,201$23,297
Some College$35,813$45,328$30,405
Bachelors Degree$48,263$62,174$35,476
Graduate Degree$58,129$76,151$52,414

$37,434

Average Earnings

$46,537

Average Male

$31,302

Average Female

Dorchester County, South Carolina Language

Dorchester County, South Carolina Language by Age

Dorchester County, South Carolina Language

93.76% of Dorchester County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.38% of the population.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Poverty

Dorchester County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black37,8358,27721.88%
White97,0617,2337.45%
Hispanic7,5901,24016.34%
Multiple3,92259915.27%
Other2,01556628.09%
Asian2,9152187.48%
Native69814020.06%

11.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.75%

Male Poverty Rate

13.67%

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 28.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dorchester County, South Carolina is White, with 7.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.93%.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.32%
High School12.92%
Some College7.28%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.41%
Male Unemployed22.73%
Female Employed6.99%
Male Employed3.79%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Income

Dorchester County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,685$72,866
Families$71,845$84,379
Married Families$84,333$97,733
Non Families$34,004$44,099

Dorchester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Dorchester County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

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 55To64.

Dorchester County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans by War

15,149

Number of Veterans

13,262

Male Veterans

1,887

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War5,386
Vietnam4,898
Second Gulf War4,180
Korea622
World War II140

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,339
55 to 643,530
65 to 743,101
75+1,676
18 to 341,503

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,41614.61%
Black3,42712.03%
Hispanic4278.77%
Other1269.03%
2 or More1065.83%
Asian442.11%
Indian305.61%

Dorchester County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

3.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dorchester County, South Carolina Employment Status

Dorchester County, South Carolina Employment by Age

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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