Oconee County, South Carolina Population 2019

Oconee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 77,270 with a growth rate of 1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Oconee County, South Carolina is the 18th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201777,2708631.13%
201676,4075950.78%
201575,8126170.82%
201475,1952480.33%
201374,9473870.52%
201274,5603110.42%
201174,249-93-0.13%
201074,34216,84829.30%
199057,4948,88318.27%
198048,6117,88319.36%
197040,7285241.30%
196040,2041,1542.96%
195039,0502,5386.95%
194036,5123,1449.42%
193033,3683,25110.79%
192030,1172,78010.17%
191027,3373,70315.67%
190023,6344,94726.47%
189018,6872,43114.95%
188016,2565,72054.29%
187010,5360.00%

Oconee County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White66,794
Black or African American5,449
Two or More Races1,710
Some Other Race1,152
Asian543
American Indian and Alaska Native278

Oconee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Oconee County, South Carolina Median Age

45


Total

42.9


Male

46.6


Female

Oconee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 60,487 adults, (16,644 of whom are seniors) in Oconee County, South Carolina.

Oconee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

38

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Oconee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

38,509

50.72%

Male

37,417

49.28%

Oconee County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Oconee County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.6%13.4%
All72.9%27.1%
Male61.8%38.2%
Non Family61%39%
Female51.2%48.8%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,3542.472.9
Married15,9552.8486.6
Non Family10,1291.2561
Female3,5783.1251.2
Male1,6923.5761.8

2.86

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Oconee County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3616.17%
9th to 12th Grade5,3149.76%
High School Graduate16,79330.83%
Some College10,60319.47%
Associates Degree5,2249.59%
Bachelors Degree7,71914.17%
Graduate Degree5,45410.01%

Oconee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White47,92441,02912,219
Black3,7273,098550
Hispanic1,905868134
Other Race629204
Multiple Races49345664
Asian391322210
Native American157827

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 53.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,010$35,144$23,208
Less Than High School$16,131$18,621$13,958
High School Grad$24,879$30,053$19,926
Some College$31,207$41,188$22,940
Bachelors Degree$42,496$60,179$34,591
Graduate Degree$62,345$72,500$56,061

$30,010

Average Earnings

$35,144

Average Male

$23,208

Average Female

Oconee County, South Carolina Language

Oconee County, South Carolina Language by Age

Oconee County, South Carolina Language

94.50% of Oconee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.97% of the population.

Oconee County, South Carolina Poverty

Oconee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White63,87310,96517.17%
Hispanic3,8951,56640.21%
Black5,2251,02319.58%
Other1,13451645.50%
Multiple1,67547428.30%
Native27818666.91%
Asian543295.34%

18.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.81%

Male Poverty Rate

20.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oconee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oconee County, South Carolina is Native, with 66.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oconee County, South Carolina is Asian, with 5.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.77%
High School14.96%
Some College10.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.53%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.59%
Male Unemployed33.60%
Female Employed14.13%
Male Employed10.08%

Oconee County, South Carolina Income

Oconee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,978$63,528
Families$55,851$75,812
Married Families$66,713$88,504
Non Families$23,822$35,970

Oconee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Oconee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Oconee County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Oconee 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 55-64.

Oconee County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Oconee County, South Carolina Veterans

6,520

Number of Veterans

6,215

Male Veterans

305

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,020
First Gulf War890
Second Gulf War801
Korea719
World War II219

Oconee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,89010.92%
Black47511.02%
Hispanic1114.66%
2 or More8010.99%
Other414.88%
Indian2214.01%
Asian122.56%

Oconee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oconee County, South Carolina Employment Status

53.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Oconee County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Seneca813083522222.73%
Walhalla42384318801.89%
Westminster24352503682.79%
West Union30831572.27%
Salem14714921.36%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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