Arkwright, South Carolina Population 2024

2,685

Arkwright is a city located in Spartanburg County South Carolina. Arkwright has a 2024 population of 2,685. Arkwright is currently growing at a rate of 1.82% annually and its population has increased by 7.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,493 in 2020.

The average household income in Arkwright is $65,820 with a poverty rate of 19.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Arkwright is 31.1 years, 34.9 years for males, and 27.2 years for females.

Arkwright Demographics

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

  • White: 37.7%
  • Black or African American: 35.88%
  • Two or more races: 20.01%
  • Asian: 3.71%
  • Other race: 2.7%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,039.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.7% (192)
The current population of Arkwright, South Carolina is 2,685 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,493.

Arkwright, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White97637.7%
Black or African American92935.88%
Two or more races51820.01%
Asian963.71%
Other race702.7%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Arkwright Population by Race

Arkwright Population Pyramid 2024

Arkwright Median Age

31.1

Total

34.9

Male

27.2

Female

Arkwright Adults

There are 1,883 adults, (344 of whom are seniors) in Arkwright.

Arkwright Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Arkwright Sex Ratio

Female1,24147.93%
Male1,34852.07%

Arkwright Population by Age

Arkwright Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8423.0660.239.8
Married3074.2283.116.9
Non Family2971.4343.156.9
Female1443.7154.945.1
Male943.3847.952.1

3.87

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arkwright Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1278.06%
9th to 12th Grade1378.69%
High School Graduate61438.96%
Some College39625.13%
Associates Degree1439.07%
Bachelors Degree825.2%
Graduate Degree774.89%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Arkwright Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arkwright Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White68557850
Black60353972
Hispanic1849915
2+ Races1657215
Asian969622
Other Race27270

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.92%.

Arkwright Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,010$36,044$30,469
Less Than 9th Grade$35,206$35,956$28,508
High School Graduate$31,250$42,813$22,130
Some College$30,776$27,120$44,167
Bachelors Degree$90,729$76,364$0
Graduate Degree$65,179$0$0

$34,010

Average Earnings

$36,044

Average Male

$30,469

Average Female

Arkwright Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arkwright Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Arkwright Language

80.27% of Arkwright residents speak only English, while 19.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.92% of the population.

Arkwright Language

Arkwright Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black92930032.29%
White94912713.38%
Asian965961.46%
Multiple518142.7%

19.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.96%

Male Poverty Rate

16.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arkwright

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arkwright is Asian, with 61.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arkwright is Multiple, with 2.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.62%.

Arkwright Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School29.48%
Some College16.33%
Less Than 9th Grade13.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.14%

Arkwright Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.68%
Female Unemployed20.69%
Female Employed14.13%
Male Employed1.74%

Arkwright Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arkwright Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$50,602$65,820
Families$80,924$70,419
Married Families$94,309$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,625$53,568

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arkwright Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Arkwright Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Arkwright Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Arkwright Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Arkwright Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

114

Number of Veterans

113

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War19
Vietnam18
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Arkwright Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5461
55 to 6421
75+18
65 to 7414
18 to 340

Arkwright Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White10013.23%
Black141.95%

Arkwright Veterans by Race

Arkwright Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.3%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arkwright Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Arkwright Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Arkwright Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Arkwright 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

77.06%

Born in Arkwright

87.64%

Native Born

12.36%

Foreign Born

9.54%

Non Citizen

2.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.64% of Arkwright residents were born in the United States, with 77.06% having been born in South Carolina. 9.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Arkwright Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,685481.82%
20232,637481.85%
20222,5891094.4%
20212,480-13-0.52%
20202,49300%

Arkwright Population by Year