Berea, South Carolina Population 2021

14,652
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Berea is a city located in South Carolina. Berea has a 2020 population of 14,652. Berea is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,295 in 2010. Berea reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Berea is $50,265 with a poverty rate of 20.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $114,900. The median age in Berea is 38.9 years, 35.8 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Berea Demographics

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

  • White: 63.98%
  • Black or African American: 19.42%
  • Other race: 10.82%
  • Two or more races: 3.53%
  • Asian: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Berea, South Carolina is 14,652 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,652.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,295.

Berea, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,37463.98%
Black or African American2,84519.42%
Some Other Race1,58610.82%
Two or More Races5173.53%
Asian1751.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native1420.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.09%
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Berea Population by Race

Berea Population Pyramid $2021

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Berea Median Age

38.9


Total

35.8


Male

42.6


Female

Berea Adults

There are 11,489 adults, (2,446 of whom are seniors) in Berea.

Berea Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Berea Sex Ratio

Female

7,503

51.21%

Male

7,149

48.79%

Berea Population by Age

Berea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Berea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.6%56.4%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Male51.4%48.6%
All56.3%43.7%
Married72.5%27.5%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berea Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6242.5756.3
Married2,1533.3372.5
Non Family2,0811.2446.7
Female1,0693.343.6
Male3213.6151.4

3.25

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Berea Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,09710.74%
9th to 12th Grade1,30012.73%
High School Graduate3,77837.00%
Some College1,95419.14%
Associates Degree8097.92%
Bachelors Degree9629.42%
Graduate Degree3113.05%
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Berea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berea Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,8804,8091,112
Black2,1261,83977
Hispanic1,96896147
Other Race79853325
2+ Races15311021
Native American14241
Asian12711616
Islander13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 91.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.91%.

Berea Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,154$31,093$22,415
Less Than 9th Grade$22,774$24,170$19,460
High School Graduate$24,746$30,151$21,954
Some College$30,735$32,122$23,534
Bachelors Degree$41,677$43,643$40,806
Graduate Degree$58,333$60,469$57,708

$27,154

Average Earnings

$31,093

Average Male

$22,415

Average Female

Berea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berea Language by Age

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Berea Language

73.68% of Berea residents speak only English, while 26.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.15% of the population.

Berea Language

Berea Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,5391,33217.67%
Hispanic3,5871,04129.02%
Black2,77551018.38%
Other1,58642927.05%
Multiple51713425.92%
Asian1574931.21%

20.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.05%

Male Poverty Rate

23.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berea is Asian, with 31.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berea is White, with 17.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.16%.

Berea Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.19%
High School16.41%
Bachelors or Greater13.11%
Some College12.59%

Berea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.08%
Male Unemployed44.40%
Male Employed11.65%
Female Employed8.79%

Berea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berea Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,125$50,265
Families$43,791$56,953
Married Families$52,480-
Non Families$25,956$36,219
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Income by Household Type

Berea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Berea Married by Age and Sex

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Berea 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 35-44.

Berea Marital Status by Race

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Berea Marital Status

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842

Number of Veterans

753

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam267
Second Gulf War183
Korea74
First Gulf War61
World War II55

Berea Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+262
65 to 74216
18 to 34167
35 to 54121
55 to 6476

Berea Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6969.22%
Black1465.91%

Berea Veterans by Race

Berea Veterans by Education

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8.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berea Veterans by Education

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Berea Employment by Age

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Berea Employment by Race

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Berea 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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58.78%

Born in Berea

83.59%

Native Born

16.41%

Foreign Born

14.18%

Non Citizen

2.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.59% of Berea residents were born in the United States, with 58.78% having been born in South Carolina. 14.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Berea Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,6520.00%
202014,6520.00%
201914,652-271-1.82%
201814,923-43-0.29%
201714,9664693.24%
201614,4974062.88%
201514,091-139-0.98%
201414,2302681.92%
201313,9625103.79%
201213,452-124-0.91%
201113,576-719-5.03%
201014,2950.00%

Berea Population by Year