Bamberg, South Carolina Population 2021

3,091
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Bamberg is a city located in Bamberg County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,091, it is the 87th largest city in South Carolina and the 6159th largest city in the United States . Bamberg is currently declining at a rate of -1.56% annually and its population has decreased by -14.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,607 in 2010. Bamberg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Bamberg has a population density of 865 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bamberg is $44,434 with a poverty rate of 31.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $775 per month, and the median house value is $72,500. The median age in Bamberg is 44.6 years, 33.4 years for males, and 48.2 years for females.

Bamberg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 59.50%
  • White: 39.09%
  • Two or more races: 0.98%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Other race: 0.03%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bamberg, South Carolina is 3,091 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,189.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,607.

Bamberg, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,94459.50%
White1,27739.09%
Two or More Races320.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.40%
Some Other Race10.03%
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Bamberg Population by Race

Bamberg Population Pyramid $2021

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Bamberg Median Age

44.6


Total

33.4


Male

48.2


Female

Bamberg Adults

There are 2,499 adults, (925 of whom are seniors) in Bamberg.

Bamberg Age Dependency

107.6

Age Dependency Ratio

58.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bamberg Sex Ratio

Female

1,718

52.59%

Male

1,549

47.41%

Bamberg Population by Age

Bamberg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bamberg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female31.3%68.7%
Non Family59%41%
All62.1%37.9%
Married81%19%
Male100%0%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bamberg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3112.262.1
Non Family627059
Married4432.7781
Female2274.3831.3
Male142.21100

3.24

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Bamberg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1767.94%
9th to 12th Grade35616.06%
High School Graduate57025.72%
Some College32314.58%
Associates Degree27212.27%
Bachelors Degree28612.91%
Graduate Degree23310.51%
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Bamberg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bamberg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,195776165
White981886351
Hispanic18
Native American1313
2+ Races993
Other Race1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.78%.

Bamberg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,399$29,688$30,645
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,667$3,258$26,447
Some College$32,386$65,573$29,878
Bachelors Degree$52,750$81,178$35,956
Graduate Degree$39,438$$53,269

$30,399

Average Earnings

$29,688

Average Male

$30,645

Average Female

Bamberg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bamberg Language by Age

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Bamberg Language

96.31% of Bamberg residents speak only English, while 3.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.54% of the population.

Bamberg Language

Bamberg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,88182743.97%
White1,20617114.18%

31.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.17%

Male Poverty Rate

32.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bamberg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bamberg is Black, with 43.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bamberg is White, with 14.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.14%.

Bamberg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.89%
High School28.06%
Some College17.22%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Bamberg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed16.49%
Male Employed8.23%
Male Unemployed5.41%

Bamberg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bamberg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,137$44,434
Families$52,619$60,374
Married Families$85,781-
Non Families$19,564$26,869
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Income by Household Type

Bamberg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bamberg Married by Age and Sex

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Bamberg 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 55-64.

Bamberg Marital Status by Race

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Bamberg Marital Status

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122

Number of Veterans

122

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam52
World War II19
Second Gulf War4
Korea
First Gulf War

Bamberg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7456
75+33
55 to 6429
18 to 344
35 to 54

Bamberg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White898.44%
Black332.35%

Bamberg Veterans by Race

Bamberg Veterans by Education

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20.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bamberg Veterans by Education

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41.3%

Labor Force Participation

39.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bamberg Employment by Age

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Bamberg Employment by Race

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Bamberg 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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78.76%

Born in Bamberg

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Bamberg residents were born in the United States, with 78.76% having been born in South Carolina. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bamberg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,091-49-1.56%
20203,140-49-1.54%
20193,189-49-1.51%
20183,238-30-0.92%
20173,268-38-1.15%
20163,306-40-1.20%
20153,346-73-2.14%
20143,419-46-1.33%
20133,465-82-2.31%
20123,547-20-0.56%
20113,567-24-0.67%
20103,591-142-0.39%
20003,733-110-0.29%
19903,8431710.46%
19803,6722660.75%
19703,4063251.01%
19603,0811270.42%
19502,954-46-0.15%
19403,0000.00%

Bamberg Population by Year