Bamberg, South Carolina Population 2024

2,889

Bamberg is a city located in Bamberg County South Carolina. Bamberg has a 2024 population of 2,889. Bamberg is currently declining at a rate of -1.5% annually and its population has decreased by -5.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,067 in 2020.

The average household income in Bamberg is $48,125 with a poverty rate of 39.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bamberg is 47.7 years, 38.1 years for males, and 50.8 years for females.

Bamberg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.73%
  • White: 33.7%
  • Other race: 1.46%
  • Two or more races: 1.11%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
808.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.8% (-178)
The current population of Bamberg, South Carolina is 2,889 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,067.

Bamberg, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,95963.73%
White1,03633.7%
Other race451.46%
Two or more races341.11%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bamberg Population by Race

Bamberg Population Pyramid 2024

Bamberg Median Age

47.7

Total

38.1

Male

50.8

Female

Bamberg Adults

There are 2,559 adults, (951 of whom are seniors) in Bamberg.

Bamberg Age Dependency

91.2

Age Dependency Ratio

59.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Bamberg Sex Ratio

Female1,64453.48%
Male1,43046.52%

Bamberg Population by Age

Bamberg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2142.1864.735.3
Non Family6751.0359.740.3
Female3144.015050
Married2193.061000
Male64.171000

3.45

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bamberg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29913.84%
9th to 12th Grade34115.78%
High School Graduate53024.53%
Some College45421.01%
Associates Degree1667.68%
Bachelors Degree21810.09%
Graduate Degree1537.08%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bamberg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bamberg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black1,281730126
White827783245
Other Race4500
Hispanic4500
2+ Races880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.63%.

Bamberg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$0$4,158$32,702
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$13,971$2,499$0
Some College$34,032$0$32,823
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$61,279$3,831$62,122

$0

Average Earnings

$4,158

Average Male

$32,702

Average Female

Bamberg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bamberg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bamberg Language

98.07% of Bamberg residents speak only English, while 1.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Bamberg Language

Bamberg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,92786845.04%
White94125827.42%
Other4242100%
Hispanic4242100%

39.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.82%

Male Poverty Rate

41.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bamberg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bamberg is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bamberg is White, with 27.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.9%.

Bamberg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School55.6%
Less Than 9th Grade44.52%
Some College20.95%
Bachelors or Greater11.45%

Bamberg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed80.95%
Female Unemployed58.33%
Male Employed27.77%
Female Employed25.89%

Bamberg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bamberg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$27,021$48,125
Families$58,838$67,045
Married Families$130,121$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,191$32,807

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bamberg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

20.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.2%

Male Marriage Rate

19.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bamberg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Bamberg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bamberg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

120

Number of Veterans

120

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam63
World War II5
Second Gulf War4
First Gulf War0
Korea0

Bamberg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7450
75+50
55 to 6416
18 to 344
35 to 540

Bamberg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White11613.12%
Black40.25%

Bamberg Veterans by Race

Bamberg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

80.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bamberg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.4%

Labor Force Participation

39.5%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bamberg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bamberg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bamberg 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

75.86%

Born in Bamberg

98.63%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

1.37%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.63% of Bamberg residents were born in the United States, with 75.86% having been born in South Carolina. 1.37% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,666-45-1.66%
20282,711-44-1.6%
20272,755-45-1.61%
20262,800-44-1.55%
20252,844-45-1.56%
20242,889-44-1.5%
20232,933-45-1.51%
20222,978-56-1.85%
20213,034-33-1.08%
20203,067-141-4.4%
20193,208-44-1.35%
20183,252-28-0.85%
20173,280-31-0.94%
20163,311-35-1.05%
20153,346-73-2.14%
20143,419-43-1.24%
20133,462-83-2.34%
20123,545-18-0.51%
20113,563-22-0.61%
20103,585-148-3.96%
20003,733-110-2.86%
19903,8431714.66%
19803,6722667.81%
19703,40632510.55%
19603,0811274.3%
19502,954-46-1.53%
19403,00000%
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Bamberg Population by Year