Bamberg, South Carolina Population 2020

3,161

Bamberg is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,161, it is the 84th largest city in South Carolina and the 6089th largest city in the United States. Bamberg is currently declining at a rate of -1.19% annually and its population has decreased by -12.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,607 in 2010. Bamberg reached it's highest population of 3,843 in 1990. Spanning over 4 miles, Bamberg has a population density of 884 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bamberg is $56,474 with a poverty rate of 29.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $828 per month, and the median house value is $76,100. The median age in Bamberg is 40.7 years, 33.8 years for males, and 44.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.9 males.

Bamberg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 59.15%
  • White: 39.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.30%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Other race: 0.03%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bamberg, South Carolina is 3,161, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,237.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,607.

Bamberg, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,96259.15%
White1,30439.31%
Two or More Races431.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.21%
Some Other Race10.03%

Bamberg Population Pyramid 2020

Bamberg Median Age

40.7


Total

33.8


Male

44.3


Female

Bamberg Adults

There are 2,457 adults, (770 of whom are seniors) in Bamberg.

Bamberg Age Dependency

96.6

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51

Child Dependency Ratio

Bamberg Sex Ratio

Female

1,784

53.78%

Male

1,533

46.22%

Bamberg Households and Families

Bamberg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bamberg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All64.6%35.4%
Non Family63.7%36.3%
Female34.9%65.1%
Male31%69%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1382.664.6
Non Family454063.7
Married4302.8483.5
Female2125.534.9
Male422.7431

3.52

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bamberg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade341.61%
9th to 12th Grade37817.85%
High School Graduate53925.45%
Some College27412.94%
Associates Degree28213.31%
Bachelors Degree30814.54%
Graduate Degree30314.31%

Bamberg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,121793185
White969894423
Multiple Races12123
Hispanic9
Native American77
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 43.65%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,159$39,387$29,771
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$26,115$$25,541
Some College$30,658$63,482$29,538
Bachelors Degree$35,982$$35,580
Graduate Degree$39,877$38,775$53,438

$32,159

Average Earnings

$39,387

Average Male

$29,771

Average Female

Bamberg Language

Bamberg Language by Age

Bamberg Language

97.01% of Bamberg residents speak only English, while 2.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Bamberg Poverty

Bamberg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,89178341.41%
White1,24214211.43%

29.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.11%

Male Poverty Rate

26.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bamberg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bamberg is Black, with 41.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bamberg is White, with 11.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.05%
High School20.52%
Some College17.58%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed14.09%
Male Unemployed5.88%
Male Employed3.66%

Bamberg Income

Bamberg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,093$56,474
Families$58,462$67,500
Married Families$86,042-
Non Families$29,946$35,609

Bamberg Marital Status

Bamberg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bamberg Married by Age and Sex

Bamberg 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 55-64.

Bamberg Marital Status by Race

Bamberg Veterans

96

Number of Veterans

96

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam57
Second Gulf War4
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War

$Bamberg Veterans by Education

23.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bamberg Employment Status

41.8%

Labor Force Participation

40.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bamberg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.40%

Born in South Carolina

98.52%

Native Born

1.48%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.52% of Bamberg residents were born in the United States, with 81.40% having been born in South Carolina. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,161-38-1.19%
20193,199-38-1.17%
20183,237-34-1.04%
20173,271-38-1.15%
20163,309-37-1.11%
20153,346-74-2.16%
20143,420-46-1.33%
20133,466-84-2.37%
20123,550-17-0.48%
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%