Abbeville, South Carolina Population 2021

4,978
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Abbeville is a city located in Abbeville County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,978, it is the 65th largest city in South Carolina and the 4780th largest city in the United States . Abbeville is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -4.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,237 in 2010. Abbeville reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Abbeville has a population density of 801 people per square mile.

The average household income in Abbeville is $39,189 with a poverty rate of 31.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $658 per month, and the median house value is $92,500. The median age in Abbeville is 44 years, 44.7 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Abbeville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Abbevillewas:

  • Black or African American: 56.10%
  • White: 40.36%
  • Two or more races: 2.95%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Other race: 0.30%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Abbeville, South Carolina is 4,978 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,014.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,237.

Abbeville, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,83056.10%
White2,03640.36%
Two or More Races1492.95%
Some Other Race150.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.30%
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Abbeville Population by Race

Abbeville Population Pyramid $2021

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Abbeville Median Age

44


Total

44.7


Male

43.6


Female

Abbeville Adults

There are 3,904 adults, (1,160 of whom are seniors) in Abbeville.

Abbeville Age Dependency

83.9

Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Abbeville Sex Ratio

Female

2,597

51.48%

Male

2,448

48.52%

Abbeville Population by Age

Abbeville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Abbeville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female48.8%51.2%
Non Family51.5%48.5%
All58.3%41.7%
Married74.5%25.5%
Male79.4%20.6%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Abbeville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2562.1958.3
Non Family9621.151.5
Married5883.1474.5
Female5802.9248.8
Male1262.7179.4

2.97

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Abbeville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1705.07%
9th to 12th Grade69220.65%
High School Graduate97929.22%
Some College64319.19%
Associates Degree45113.46%
Bachelors Degree3239.64%
Graduate Degree932.78%
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Abbeville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Abbeville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,8091,22466
White1,4611,199350
2+ Races5151
Native American15
Hispanic1515
Other Race1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.96%.

Abbeville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,517$31,555$22,202
Less Than 9th Grade$$$12,074
High School Graduate$23,633$$22,759
Some College$35,038$50,850$22,481
Bachelors Degree$$46,375$
Graduate Degree$39,375$$45,833

$25,517

Average Earnings

$31,555

Average Male

$22,202

Average Female

Abbeville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Abbeville Language by Age

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Abbeville Language

99.53% of Abbeville residents speak only English, while 0.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.47% of the population.

Abbeville Language

Abbeville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,8021,07638.40%
White1,98042021.21%
Hispanic6262100.00%
Multiple1495335.57%
Native1515100.00%
Other1010100.00%

31.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.65%

Male Poverty Rate

33.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Abbeville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Abbeville is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Abbeville is White, with 21.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.93%.

Abbeville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.21%
High School38.94%
Some College15.22%
Bachelors or Greater11.19%

Abbeville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed62.50%
Male Unemployed22.67%
Female Employed15.80%
Male Employed14.61%

Abbeville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Abbeville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,809$39,189
Families$33,629$45,542
Married Families$70,054-
Non Families$11,960$30,586
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Income by Household Type

Abbeville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.8%

Male Marriage Rate

29.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Abbeville Married by Age and Sex

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Abbeville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Abbeville Marital Status by Race

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Abbeville Marital Status

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183

Number of Veterans

183

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam116
First Gulf War41
Korea16
World War II
Second Gulf War

Abbeville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7464
55 to 6441
35 to 5441
75+37
18 to 34

Abbeville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White945.57%
Black894.22%

Abbeville Veterans by Race

Abbeville Veterans by Education

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43.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Abbeville Veterans by Education

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55%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

Abbeville Employment by Age

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Abbeville Employment by Race

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Abbeville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.45%

Born in Abbeville

99.90%

Native Born

0.10%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.90% of Abbeville residents were born in the United States, with 87.45% having been born in South Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Abbeville Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,978-18-0.36%
20204,996-18-0.36%
20195,014-18-0.36%
20185,032-3-0.06%
20175,035-16-0.32%
20165,051-38-0.75%
20155,089-20-0.39%
20145,109-22-0.43%
20135,131-31-0.60%
20125,162-16-0.31%
20115,178-55-1.05%
20105,233-607-1.09%
20005,840620.11%
19905,778-55-0.09%
19805,8333180.56%
19705,515790.14%
19605,436410.08%
19505,3954650.91%
19404,9305161.11%
19304,414-156-0.35%
19204,5701110.25%
19104,4596931.70%
19003,7660.00%

Abbeville Population by Year