Arcadia, South Carolina Population 2024

2,701

Arcadia is a city located in Spartanburg County South Carolina. Arcadia has a 2024 population of 2,701. Arcadia is currently declining at a rate of -2.6% annually and its population has decreased by -9.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,991 in 2020.

The average household income in Arcadia is $49,819 with a poverty rate of 35.28%. The median age in Arcadia is 27.5 years: 26.8 years for males, and 30.4 years for females.

Arcadia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arcadia was:

  • White: 44.06%
  • Two or more races: 22%
  • Black or African American: 18.38%
  • Asian: 9.42%
  • Other race: 6.15%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,377.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.7% (-290)
The current population of Arcadia, South Carolina is 2,701 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,991.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,25444.06%
Two or more races62622%
Black or African American52318.38%
Asian2689.42%
Other race1756.15%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Arcadia Population by Race

Arcadia Population Pyramid 2024

Arcadia Median Age

27.5

Total

26.8

Male

30.4

Female

Arcadia Adults

There are 1,898 adults, (297 of whom are seniors) in Arcadia.

Arcadia Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Arcadia Sex Ratio

Female1,57755.41%
Male1,26944.59%

Arcadia Population by Age

Arcadia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0632.6820.979.1
Non Family5561.319.280.8
Female3214.5111.588.5
Married1323.0326.573.5
Male545.1179.620.4

3.8

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

20.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arcadia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1025.96%
Associates Degree1508.77%
Bachelors Degree1649.59%
Graduate Degree975.67%
High School Graduate53431.23%
Less Than 9th Grade46527.19%
Some College19811.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Arcadia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arcadia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White657575104
Hispanic57328879
Black32825591
2+ Races2831280
Asian165380
Other Race976666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 68.04%.

Arcadia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$25,878$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$26,267$28,103$0
Overall$28,491$29,806$26,470
Some College$36,353$0$0

$28,491

Average Earnings

$29,806

Average Male

$26,470

Average Female

Arcadia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arcadia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Arcadia Language

46.99% of Arcadia residents speak only English, while 53.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.31% of the population.

Arcadia Language

Arcadia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,21374661.5%
Multiple62634755.43%
White85520624.09%
Other17512672%
Black5236512.43%

35.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.27%

Male Poverty Rate

41.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arcadia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arcadia is Other, with 72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arcadia is Black, with 12.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.83%.

Arcadia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College37.93%
Bachelors or Greater30.27%
Less Than 9th Grade27.51%
High School11.05%

Arcadia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed96.3%
Female Employed14.16%
Male Employed10.27%
Male Unemployed0%

Arcadia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arcadia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$44,491$58,366
Households$39,931$49,819
Married Families$62,941$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,125$31,807

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arcadia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

21.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

18.7%

Male Marriage Rate

22.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Arcadia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Arcadia 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 35-44.

Arcadia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Arcadia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

18

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam18
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Arcadia Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7418
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Arcadia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black184.23%

Arcadia Veterans by Race

Arcadia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arcadia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

76.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Arcadia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Arcadia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Arcadia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

43.82%

Born in Arcadia

73.51%

Native Born

26.49%

Foreign Born

20.7%

Non Citizen

5.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.51% of Arcadia residents were born in the United States, with 43.82% having been born in South Carolina. 20.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Arcadia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,701-72-2.6%
20232,773-73-2.57%
20222,846-551-16.22%
20213,39740613.57%
20202,991-379-11.25%
20193,370-703-17.26%
20184,073-155-3.67%
20174,22840810.68%
20163,82066120.92%
20153,159361.15%
20143,1232819.89%
20132,84285142.74%
20121,99135221.48%
20111,639-995-37.78%
20102,63400%

Arcadia Population by Year