Berea, South Carolina Population 2020

14,923

Berea is a city located in South Carolina. Berea has a 2020 population of 14,923. Berea is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,295 in 2010. Berea reached it's highest population of 14,966 in 2017.

The average household income in Berea is $47,834 with a poverty rate of 25.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $739 per month, and the median house value is $110,200. The median age in Berea is 37.8 years, 32.6 years for males, and 42 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Berea Demographics

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

  • White: 70.15%
  • Black or African American: 19.88%
  • Other race: 5.64%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Berea, South Carolina is 14,923, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,923.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,295.

Berea, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,46970.15%
Black or African American2,96719.88%
Some Other Race8425.64%
Two or More Races3372.26%
Asian1561.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native1521.02%

Berea Population Pyramid 2020

Berea Median Age

37.8


Total

32.6


Male

42


Female

Berea Adults

There are 11,496 adults, (2,615 of whom are seniors) in Berea.

Berea Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Berea Sex Ratio

Female

7,800

52.27%

Male

7,123

47.73%

Berea Households and Families

Berea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
All55.3%44.7%
Male47.3%52.7%
Non Family46.2%53.8%
Female43.9%56.1%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7112.5755.3
Married2,2693.3270.2
Non Family2,0431.2446.2
Female1,1413.3143.9
Male2583.3347.3

3.23

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berea Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,04810.36%
9th to 12th Grade1,22612.12%
High School Graduate3,86338.19%
Some College1,85618.35%
Associates Degree8007.91%
Bachelors Degree9649.53%
Graduate Degree3593.55%

Berea Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,2645,2801,104
Black1,8971,649103
Hispanic1,73370758
Other Race44828326
Native American15245
Multiple Races14411024
Asian14413434

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 23.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,157$31,225$22,014
Less Than High School$23,354$26,217$18,333
High School Grad$23,830$27,338$20,821
Some College$30,704$32,057$22,355
Bachelors Degree$42,083$45,577$37,692
Graduate Degree$51,579$52,292$49,205

$27,157

Average Earnings

$31,225

Average Male

$22,014

Average Female

Berea Language

Berea Language by Age

Berea Language

78.28% of Berea residents speak only English, while 21.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.26% of the population.

Berea Poverty

Berea Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,1791,56919.18%
Hispanic3,3151,21336.59%
Black2,92688130.11%
Other83634741.51%
Multiple33712436.80%
Asian1562717.31%

25.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.99%

Male Poverty Rate

27.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berea is Other, with 41.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berea is Asian, with 17.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.42%
High School24.21%
Some College15.01%
Bachelors or Greater8.78%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.53%
Male Unemployed44.92%
Female Employed17.13%
Male Employed10.96%

Berea Income

Berea Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,831$47,834
Families$42,428$55,539
Married Families$54,917-
Non Families$21,458$31,297

Berea Marital Status

Berea Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Berea Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Berea Marital Status by Race

Berea Veterans

853

Number of Veterans

768

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam263
Second Gulf War215
First Gulf War128
Korea92
World War II67

$Berea Veterans by Education

6.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berea Employment Status

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Berea 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

59.45%

Born in South Carolina

86.08%

Native Born

13.92%

Foreign Born

11.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.08% of Berea residents were born in the United States, with 59.45% having been born in South Carolina. 11.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,9230.00%
201914,9230.00%
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%