Bennettsville, South Carolina Population 2024

6,427

Bennettsville is a city located in Marlboro County South Carolina. Bennettsville has a 2024 population of 6,427. Bennettsville is currently declining at a rate of -1.73% annually and its population has decreased by -6.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,881 in 2020.

The average household income in Bennettsville is $49,825 with a poverty rate of 27.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bennettsville is 40.5 years, 35.6 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Bennettsville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 60.75%
  • White: 31.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.2%
  • Native American: 1.89%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,040.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.6% (-454)
The current population of Bennettsville, South Carolina is 6,427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,881.

Bennettsville, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American4,23760.75%
White2,19631.48%
Two or more races2934.2%
Native American1321.89%
Asian640.92%
Other race530.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bennettsville Population by Race

Bennettsville Population Pyramid 2024

Bennettsville Median Age

40.5

Total

35.6

Male

44.2

Female

Bennettsville Adults

There are 5,646 adults, (1,264 of whom are seniors) in Bennettsville.

Bennettsville Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bennettsville Sex Ratio

Female3,64452.24%
Male3,33147.76%

Bennettsville Population by Age

Bennettsville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7492.2653.346.7
Non Family1,4351.1843.556.5
Female6523.7549.850.2
Married5753.1274.625.4
Male873.141000

3.26

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bennettsville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2114.31%
9th to 12th Grade49610.14%
High School Graduate2,63553.86%
Some College67413.78%
Associates Degree3677.5%
Bachelors Degree3326.79%
Graduate Degree1773.62%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bennettsville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bennettsville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black2,8922,531190
White1,6701,381269
2+ Races1691660
Hispanic88440
Asian646450
Native American51410

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 78.13%.

Bennettsville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,362$42,556$31,516
Less Than 9th Grade$15,526$0$15,197
High School Graduate$32,196$43,571$31,502
Some College$36,944$35,903$39,063
Bachelors Degree$56,016$63,125$40,109
Graduate Degree$0$0$44,934

$34,362

Average Earnings

$42,556

Average Male

$31,516

Average Female

Bennettsville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bennettsville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bennettsville Language

98.67% of Bennettsville residents speak only English, while 1.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Bennettsville Language

Bennettsville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,7731,18831.49%
White1,87933817.99%
Hispanic2459739.59%
Other5353100%
Multiple2714516.61%

27.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.37%

Male Poverty Rate

30.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bennettsville

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bennettsville is Multiple, with 16.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.59%.

Bennettsville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.73%
High School23.21%
Some College13.98%
Bachelors or Greater11.67%

Bennettsville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.03%
Female Employed9.15%
Male Employed2.9%
Male Unemployed0%

Bennettsville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bennettsville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$37,891$49,825
Families$43,000$60,435
Married Families$85,027$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,625$33,790

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bennettsville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

21.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.5%

Male Marriage Rate

20.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bennettsville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bennettsville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bennettsville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bennettsville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

334

Number of Veterans

299

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War124
Vietnam43
Korea4
Second Gulf War2
World War II0

Bennettsville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54172
75+65
55 to 6462
65 to 7433
18 to 342

Bennettsville Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black2356.98%
White603.26%
Native American2625%
2+ Races134.81%
Hispanic21.1%

Bennettsville Veterans by Race

Bennettsville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bennettsville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48%

Labor Force Participation

44.9%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bennettsville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bennettsville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bennettsville 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

71.78%

Born in Bennettsville

99.28%

Native Born

0.72%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.28% of Bennettsville residents were born in the United States, with 71.78% having been born in South Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bennettsville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,859-114-1.91%
20285,973-113-1.86%
20276,086-114-1.84%
20266,200-113-1.79%
20256,313-114-1.77%
20246,427-113-1.73%
20236,540-114-1.71%
20226,654-95-1.41%
20216,749-132-1.92%
20206,881-933-11.94%
20197,814-100-1.26%
20187,914-149-1.85%
20178,063-212-2.56%
20168,275-384-4.43%
20158,659-244-2.74%
20148,903-26-0.29%
20138,929-60-0.67%
20128,989-93-1.02%
20119,082-109-1.19%
20109,191-234-2.48%
20009,425800.86%
19909,3455716.51%
19808,7741,30617.49%
19707,4685057.25%
19606,9631,82335.47%
19505,1402455.01%
19404,8951,22833.49%
19303,66747014.7%
19203,19755120.82%
19102,64600%
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Bennettsville Population by Year