Blacksburg, South Carolina Population 2024

1,891

Blacksburg is a city located in Cherokee County and York County South Carolina. Blacksburg has a 2024 population of 1,891. Blacksburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 0.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,881 in 2020.

The average household income in Blacksburg is $41,891 with a poverty rate of 31.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Blacksburg is 32.7 years, 26.9 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

Blacksburg Demographics

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

  • White: 63.59%
  • Black or African American: 20.19%
  • Two or more races: 16.03%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,010.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.53% (10)
The current population of Blacksburg, South Carolina is 1,891 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,881.

Blacksburg, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,34563.59%
Black or African American42720.19%
Two or more races33916.03%
Asian40.19%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Blacksburg Population by Race

Blacksburg Population Pyramid 2024

Blacksburg Median Age

32.7

Total

26.9

Male

34.7

Female

Blacksburg Adults

There are 1,477 adults, (291 of whom are seniors) in Blacksburg.

Blacksburg Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Blacksburg Sex Ratio

Female1,23958.58%
Male87641.42%

Blacksburg Population by Age

Blacksburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7872.6937.562.5
Non Family3691.2326.673.4
Female1794.2723.576.5
Married1683.527822
Male714.2733.866.2

3.85

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

37.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Blacksburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1259.4%
9th to 12th Grade19914.96%
High School Graduate55441.65%
Some College24118.12%
Associates Degree554.14%
Bachelors Degree977.29%
Graduate Degree594.44%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White910638123
Black22018927
2+ Races1771560
Hispanic1441236
Asian440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.52%.

Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,950$35,273$24,288
Less Than 9th Grade$27,917$34,598$0
High School Graduate$33,826$35,305$32,950
Some College$21,833$21,823$21,875
Bachelors Degree$42,708$43,542$36,500
Graduate Degree$57,500$0$0

$32,950

Average Earnings

$35,273

Average Male

$24,288

Average Female

Blacksburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blacksburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Blacksburg Language

91.01% of Blacksburg residents speak only English, while 8.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.78% of the population.

Blacksburg Language

Blacksburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,29731324.13%
Black42717741.45%
Multiple33916949.85%
Hispanic2257432.89%
Asian4250%

31.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.22%

Male Poverty Rate

36.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blacksburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Asian, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is White, with 24.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.39%.

Blacksburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.65%
Some College27.7%
High School24.91%
Bachelors or Greater4.49%

Blacksburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed24.94%
Female Unemployed17.2%
Male Employed3.06%
Male Unemployed0%

Blacksburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blacksburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$29,564$41,891
Families$41,250$59,642
Married Families$60,417$-999,999,999
Non Families$11,616$19,131

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Blacksburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.6%

Male Marriage Rate

29.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Blacksburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Blacksburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

86

Number of Veterans

56

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War28
Vietnam15
Korea9
Second Gulf War7
World War II0

Blacksburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5437
75+22
55 to 6414
65 to 749
18 to 344

Blacksburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White686.69%
Black124.51%
2+ Races63.16%

Blacksburg Veterans by Race

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

Blacksburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Blacksburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Blacksburg 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

56.88%

Born in Blacksburg

93.9%

Native Born

6.1%

Foreign Born

5.25%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.9% of Blacksburg residents were born in the United States, with 56.88% having been born in South Carolina. 5.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Blacksburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,90320.11%
20281,90130.16%
20271,89820.11%
20261,89630.16%
20251,89320.11%
20241,89130.16%
20231,88820.11%
20221,88680.43%
20211,878-3-0.16%
20201,88100%
20191,88100%
20181,88140.21%
20171,877120.64%
20161,86550.27%
20151,86050.27%
20141,855100.54%
20131,84540.22%
20121,84110.05%
20111,84050.27%
20101,83500%

Blacksburg Population by Year