Bennettsville, South Carolina Population 2020

7,484

Bennettsville is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,484, it is the 50th largest city in South Carolina and the 3783rd largest city in the United States. Bennettsville is currently declining at a rate of -2.50% annually and its population has decreased by -17.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,069 in 2010. Bennettsville reached it's highest population of 9,425 in 2000. Spanning over 7 miles, Bennettsville has a population density of 1,222 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bennettsville is $43,102 with a poverty rate of 35.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $567 per month, and the median house value is $81,900. The median age in Bennettsville is 38.2 years, 35.7 years for males, and 40.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.8 males.

Bennettsville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 64.29%
  • White: 30.61%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Other race: 0.65%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bennettsville, South Carolina is 7,484, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,868.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,069.

Bennettsville, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,790-304-1.18%
201926,094-304-1.17%
201826,398-304-1.15%
201726,702-260-0.97%
201626,962-612-2.27%
201527,574-444-1.61%
201428,018-36-0.13%
201328,054-177-0.63%
201228,231-318-1.13%
201128,549-368-1.29%
201028,9170.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,34164.29%
White2,54330.61%
Two or More Races3263.92%
Some Other Race540.65%
Asian350.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.11%

Bennettsville Population Pyramid 2020

Bennettsville Median Age

38.2


Total

35.7


Male

40.4


Female

Bennettsville Adults

There are 6,435 adults, (1,316 of whom are seniors) in Bennettsville.

Bennettsville Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bennettsville Sex Ratio

Female

4,097

49.31%

Male

4,211

50.69%

Bennettsville Households and Families

Bennettsville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bennettsville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.2%39.8%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
All49.2%50.8%
Female39.9%60.1%
Male5.9%94.1%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9472.3149.2
Non Family1,0641.1450.9
Married9772.7860.2
Female7873.2439.9
Male1192.825.9

2.89

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bennettsville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4678.14%
9th to 12th Grade1,39024.24%
High School Graduate2,08536.36%
Some College80113.97%
Associates Degree3706.45%
Bachelors Degree3976.92%
Graduate Degree2243.91%

Bennettsville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black3,4932,442291
White1,8951,268244
Multiple Races20111662
Hispanic11734
Asian352424
Other Race269
Native American99

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 asian people with a rate of 68.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,194$22,357$25,173
Less Than High School$15,394$11,990$16,836
High School Grad$21,500$16,395$25,403
Some College$26,080$35,640$19,913
Bachelors Degree$43,646$58,750$35,972
Graduate Degree$34,174$33,310$34,902

$24,194

Average Earnings

$22,357

Average Male

$25,173

Average Female

Bennettsville Language

Bennettsville Language by Age

Bennettsville Language

97.80% of Bennettsville residents speak only English, while 2.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Bennettsville Poverty

Bennettsville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,4471,93043.40%
White1,94332916.93%
Hispanic136136100.00%
Multiple2472710.93%
Other2020100.00%

35.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.02%

Male Poverty Rate

37.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bennettsville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bennettsville is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bennettsville is Multiple, with 10.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.01%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School49.22%
High School32.63%
Some College16.45%
Bachelors or Greater5.30%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.18%
Male Unemployed42.46%
Female Employed21.49%
Male Employed17.48%

Bennettsville Income

Bennettsville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,008$43,102
Families$35,175$51,216
Married Families$53,406-
Non Families$14,453$25,604

Bennettsville Marital Status

Bennettsville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.7%

Male Marriage Rate

29.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bennettsville Married by Age and Sex

Bennettsville 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 45-54.

Bennettsville Marital Status by Race

Bennettsville Veterans

424

Number of Veterans

424

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam253
First Gulf War65
Second Gulf War39
World War II37
Korea24

$Bennettsville Veterans by Education

26.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bennettsville Employment Status

46.2%

Labor Force Participation

40%

Employment Rate

13.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bennettsville 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

76.77%

Born in South Carolina

98.18%

Native Born

1.82%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.18% of Bennettsville residents were born in the United States, with 76.77% having been born in South Carolina. 0.67% 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
20207,484-192-2.50%
20197,676-192-2.44%
20187,868-147-1.83%
20178,015-192-2.34%
20168,207-387-4.50%
20158,594-241-2.73%
20148,835-20-0.23%
20138,855-64-0.72%
20128,919-88-0.98%
20119,007-101-1.11%
20109,108-317-0.34%
20009,425800.09%
19909,3455710.63%
19808,7741,3061.62%
19707,4685050.70%
19606,9631,8233.08%
19505,1402450.49%
19404,8951,2282.93%
19303,6674701.38%
19203,1975511.91%
19102,6460.00%