Lexington County, South Carolina Population 2018

Lexington County, South Carolina's estimated population is 290,642 with a growth rate of 4.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lexington County, South Carolina is the 6th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017290,64212,9404.66%
2016277,702-8,692-3.03%
2016286,3944,8121.71%
2015281,5824,1501.50%
2014277,4324,1311.51%
2013273,3013,5311.31%
2012269,7703,3871.27%
2011266,3833,0841.17%
2010263,29995,68857.09%
1990167,61127,25819.42%
1980140,35351,34157.68%
197089,01228,28646.58%
196060,72616,44737.14%
195044,2798,28523.02%
194035,994-500-1.37%
193036,4948182.29%
192035,6763,63611.35%
191032,0404,77617.52%
190027,2645,08322.92%
189022,1813,61719.48%
188018,5645,57642.93%
187012,988-2,591-16.63%
186015,5792,64920.49%
185012,9308196.76%
184012,1113,04633.60%
18309,06598212.15%
18208,0831,44221.71%
18106,6410.00%

Lexington County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White221,685
Black or African American40,185
Two or More Races6,351
Asian4,454
Some Other Race4,103
American Indian and Alaska Native751
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander173

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

Lexington 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

Lexington County, South Carolina Median Age

38.8


Total

37.5


Male

39.8


Female

Lexington County, South Carolina Adults

There are 211,887 adults, (39,434 of which are seniors) in Lexington County, South Carolina.

Lexington County, South Carolina Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

142,330

51.25%

Male

135,372

48.75%

Lexington County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Lexington County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All73.6%26.4%
Male69.3%30.7%
Non Family61.5%38.5%
Female54.8%45.2%

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lexington County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All107,5272.5573.6
Married54,4163.1386.5
Non Family34,4961.2761.5
Female13,8933.2754.8
Male4,7223.1669.3

3.09

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lexington County, South Carolina Households

Lexington County, South Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,0223.71%
9th to 12th Grade13,4457.11%
High School Graduate54,21828.65%
Some College40,42621.37%
Associates Degree17,5979.30%
Bachelors Degree36,08119.07%
Graduate Degree20,42610.80%

Lexington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White150,564137,60048,214
Black24,80821,5445,098
Hispanic8,1544,562952
Asian3,0242,6831,453
Other Race2,248950162
Multiple Races2,2382,052707
Native American546425106
Islander109836

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 91.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 48.05%.

Lexington County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,397$41,731$31,474
Less Than High School$20,210$22,222$14,993
High School Grad$30,015$34,205$23,584
Some College$34,974$41,444$30,310
Bachelors Degree$49,507$61,423$39,295
Graduate Degree$53,410$63,411$49,183

$36,397

Average Earnings

$41,731

Average Male

$31,474

Average Female

Lexington County, South Carolina Language

Lexington County, South Carolina Language by Age

Lexington County, South Carolina Language

92.78% of Lexington County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.22% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.74% of the population.

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White208,40322,15610.63%
Black39,3578,57521.79%
Hispanic15,5764,41828.36%
Multiple6,1901,67427.04%
Other4,0811,63840.14%
Asian4,41350111.35%
Native7448110.89%
Islander173105.78%

13.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.17%

Male Poverty Rate

15.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina is Other, with 40.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina is Islander, with 5.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.27%.

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.17%
High School12.78%
Some College9.40%
Bachelors or Greater2.96%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.72%
Male Unemployed38.14%
Female Employed7.49%
Male Employed5.32%

Lexington County, South Carolina Income

Lexington County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,412$70,946
Families$68,496$82,292
Married Families$80,130$95,243
Non Families$34,028$43,896

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Lexington 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.

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by War

22,245

Number of Veterans

20,196

Male Veterans

2,049

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,049
First Gulf War5,820
Second Gulf War4,299
Korea1,719
World War II890

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,118
65 to 745,623
55 to 644,494
75+3,810
18 to 342,200

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,89810.94%
Black2,6759.19%
Hispanic4474.57%
2 or More36512.64%
Indian14324.78%
Asian792.39%
Other632.34%
Hawaiian2214.19%

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

5.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Employment Status

Lexington County, South Carolina Employment by Age

66%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Lexington County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lexington County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Columbia 13019213430941173.16%
Lexington1839520988259314.10%
West Columbia15295162829876.45%
Cayce 130651423311688.94%
Irmo 111201217710579.51%
Batesburg-Leesville 53605448881.64%
Springdale263327911586.00%
South Congaree230624101044.51%
Pine Ridge206622651999.63%
Gaston16371657201.22%
Chapin143515751409.76%
Swansea828903759.06%
Pelion684706223.22%
Gilbert565614498.67%
Summit402438368.96%
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