Arial, South Carolina Population 2024

1,342

Arial is a city located in Pickens County South Carolina. Arial has a 2024 population of 1,342. Arial is currently declining at a rate of -13.2% annually and its population has decreased by -37.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,158 in 2020.

The average household income in Arial is $64,836 with a poverty rate of 12.34%. The median age in Arial is 54.8 years: 52.8 years for males, and 55.7 years for females.

Arial Demographics

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

  • White: 88.46%
  • Two or more races: 5.03%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
294.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-37.81% (-816)
The current population of Arial, South Carolina is 1,342 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,158.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,54888.46%
Two or more races885.03%
Black or African American844.8%
Asian281.6%
Other race20.11%
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

Arial Population by Race

Arial Population Pyramid 2024

Arial Median Age

54.8

Total

52.8

Male

55.7

Female

Arial Adults

There are 1,553 adults, (554 of whom are seniors) in Arial.

Arial Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

55.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Arial Sex Ratio

Female77844.46%
Male97255.54%

Arial Population by Age

Arial Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8502.0688.611.4
Married4412.5596.83.2
Non Family3071.1278.821.2
Female772.9176.623.4
Male252.321000

2.51

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

88.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arial Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1077.28%
Associates Degree20213.74%
Bachelors Degree19713.4%
Graduate Degree573.88%
High School Graduate55437.69%
Less Than 9th Grade936.33%
Some College26017.69%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Arial Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arial Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2981,138217
Black84517
2+ Races515115
Asian28218
Hispanic23237
Other Race220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 30.43%.

Arial Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$60,507$61,250$38,355
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$25,769$0$26,827
Less Than 9th Grade$35,729$36,458$0
Overall$41,050$45,766$37,632
Some College$42,895$44,737$41,100

$41,050

Average Earnings

$45,766

Average Male

$37,632

Average Female

Arial Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arial Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Arial Language

98.34% of Arial residents speak only English, while 1.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.25% of the population.

Arial Language

Arial Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,49620513.7%
Multiple881112.5%

12.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.41%

Male Poverty Rate

18.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arial

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arial is White, with 13.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arial is Multiple, with 12.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.4%.

Arial Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.97%
Some College11.9%
Less Than 9th Grade4.5%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Arial Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed9.36%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed13.78%
Female Unemployed0%

Arial Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arial Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,250$73,846
Households$54,453$64,836
Married Families$87,845$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,336$46,717

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arial Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Arial Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Arial 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 Over 65.

Arial Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Arial Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

103

Number of Veterans

92

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam37
Second Gulf War26
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Arial Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7436
75+28
35 to 5426
55 to 6413
18 to 340

Arial Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1037.52%

Arial Veterans by Race

Arial Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arial Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Arial Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Arial Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Arial 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

72.11%

Born in Arial

98.29%

Native Born

1.71%

Foreign Born

0.4%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.29% of Arial residents were born in the United States, with 72.11% having been born in South Carolina. 0.4% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Arial Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,342-204-13.2%
20231,546-204-11.66%
20221,750-219-11.12%
20211,969-189-8.76%
20202,158-27-1.24%
20192,1851557.64%
20182,030-218-9.7%
20172,248-136-5.7%
20162,38422910.63%
20152,155-584-21.32%
20142,739-93-3.28%
20132,8321083.96%
20122,724-17-0.62%
20112,7411987.79%
20102,54300%

Arial Population by Year