Blacksburg, South Carolina Population 2021

1,888
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Blacksburg is a city located in Cherokee County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,888, it is the 122nd largest city in South Carolina and the 7821st largest city in the United States . Blacksburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 2.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,848 in 2010. Blacksburg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Blacksburg has a population density of 1,009 people per square mile.

The average household income in Blacksburg is $31,996 with a poverty rate of 32.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $623 per month, and the median house value is $83,000. The median age in Blacksburg is 34.4 years, 35 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Blacksburg Demographics

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

  • White: 69.57%
  • Black or African American: 26.82%
  • Two or more races: 1.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.83%
  • Asian: 0.72%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Blacksburg, South Carolina is 1,888 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,880.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,848.

Blacksburg, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,34969.57%
Black or African American52026.82%
Two or More Races341.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.83%
Asian140.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.31%
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Blacksburg Population by Race

Blacksburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Blacksburg Median Age

34.4


Total

35


Male

34


Female

Blacksburg Adults

There are 1,391 adults, (301 of whom are seniors) in Blacksburg.

Blacksburg Age Dependency

77.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Blacksburg Sex Ratio

Female

1,051

54.20%

Male

888

45.80%

Blacksburg Population by Age

Blacksburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blacksburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female24.8%75.2%
Non Family37.5%62.5%
All45.4%54.6%
Male52.9%47.1%
Married76.4%23.6%

45.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blacksburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7852.4745.4
Non Family4561.0637.5
Married1823.6476.4
Female1135.2224.8
Male346.0352.9

4.32

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Blacksburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade947.59%
9th to 12th Grade23719.14%
High School Graduate50040.39%
Some College19715.91%
Associates Degree776.22%
Bachelors Degree695.57%
Graduate Degree645.17%
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Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White983690103
Black1931557
Hispanic272717
2+ Races1919
Asian1414
Islander66
Native American666

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,625$37,524$21,719
Less Than 9th Grade$24,063$33,000$16,058
High School Graduate$33,750$37,083$26,875
Some College$28,208$50,982$20,556
Bachelors Degree$30,909$30,515$
Graduate Degree$65,000$$60,833

$30,625

Average Earnings

$37,524

Average Male

$21,719

Average Female

Blacksburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blacksburg Language by Age

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Blacksburg Language

97.14% of Blacksburg residents speak only English, while 2.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Blacksburg Language

Blacksburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,32235727.00%
Black52024947.88%
Multiple341441.18%
Hispanic37410.81%
Asian14428.57%

32.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.14%

Male Poverty Rate

36.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blacksburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Black, with 47.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Hispanic, with 10.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.03%.

Blacksburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.84%
High School28.60%
Bachelors or Greater24.06%
Some College18.98%

Blacksburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.54%
Female Unemployed27.27%
Female Employed20.75%
Male Employed7.12%

Blacksburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blacksburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$19,219$31,996
Families$41,250$54,083
Married Families$52,100-
Non Families$12,847$15,194
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Income by Household Type

Blacksburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Blacksburg Married by Age and Sex

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Blacksburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Blacksburg Marital Status by Race

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Blacksburg Marital Status

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101

Number of Veterans

92

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam34
First Gulf War29
Second Gulf War18
Korea11
World War II7

Blacksburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+28
55 to 6427
35 to 5420
65 to 7419
18 to 347

Blacksburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White807.37%
Black176.54%
2+ Races421.05%

Blacksburg Veterans by Race

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

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21.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

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48.3%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Blacksburg Employment by Age

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Blacksburg Employment by Race

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Blacksburg 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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60.08%

Born in Blacksburg

99.28%

Native Born

0.72%

Foreign Born

0.21%

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.28% of Blacksburg residents were born in the United States, with 60.08% having been born in South Carolina. 0.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Blacksburg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,88840.21%
20201,88440.21%
20191,88040.21%
20181,87610.05%
20171,875120.64%
20161,86350.27%
20151,85830.16%
20141,855110.60%
20131,84430.16%
20121,84130.16%
20111,83810.05%
20101,8370.00%

Blacksburg Population by Year