Blacksburg, South Carolina Population 2020

1,902
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Blacksburg is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,902, it is the 122nd largest city in South Carolina and the 7791st largest city in the United States. Blacksburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 2.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,848 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Blacksburg has a population density of 1,016 people per square mile.

The average household income in Blacksburg is $31,221 with a poverty rate of 39.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $602 per month, and the median house value is $82,000. The median age in Blacksburg is 29.4 years, 29.7 years for males, and 29.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.1 males.

Blacksburg Demographics

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

  • White: 62.35%
  • Black or African American: 35.26%
  • Two or more races: 1.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.55%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Blacksburg, South Carolina is 1,902, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,878.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,848.

Blacksburg, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,25262.35%
Black or African American70835.26%
Two or More Races241.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.55%
Asian70.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.30%
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Blacksburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Blacksburg Median Age

29.4


Total

29.7


Male

29.2


Female

Blacksburg Adults

There are 1,400 adults, (283 of whom are seniors) in Blacksburg.

Blacksburg Age Dependency

79.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Blacksburg Sex Ratio

Female

1,091

54.33%

Male

917

45.67%

Blacksburg Households and Families

Blacksburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blacksburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66%34%
All45.1%54.9%
Non Family39.7%60.3%
Female35.6%64.4%
Male0%100%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7672.6245.1
Non Family4131.0839.7
Married2033.5266
Female1355.5735.6
Male166.060

4.38

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Blacksburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade998.77%
9th to 12th Grade22820.19%
High School Graduate44239.15%
Some College16814.88%
Associates Degree797.00%
Bachelors Degree595.23%
Graduate Degree544.78%
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Blacksburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White88159987
Black1961535
Hispanic302515
Multiple Races1917
Asian77
Native American666
Islander55

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,727$32,500$21,131
Less Than High School$30,278$35,313$13,409
High School Grad$30,179$31,818$19,722
Some College$28,125$50,500$20,667
Bachelors Degree$30,714$$35,625
Graduate Degree$65,208$$

$29,727

Average Earnings

$32,500

Average Male

$21,131

Average Female

Blacksburg Language

Blacksburg Language by Age

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Blacksburg Language

98.07% of Blacksburg residents speak only English, while 1.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Blacksburg Poverty

Blacksburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black70846866.10%
White1,22931025.22%
Hispanic38821.05%
Multiple24416.67%

39.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.77%

Male Poverty Rate

41.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blacksburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Black, with 66.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blacksburg is Multiple, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.62%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.09%
High School34.62%
Bachelors or Greater21.24%
Some College13.77%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed68.42%
Female Unemployed51.72%
Female Employed25.28%
Male Employed7.12%

Blacksburg Income

Blacksburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$18,472$31,221
Families$30,769$49,655
Married Families$51,875-
Non Families$13,114$15,263
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Blacksburg Marital Status

Blacksburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Blacksburg Marital Status by Race

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Blacksburg Veterans

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76

Number of Veterans

72

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
First Gulf War20
Second Gulf War12
World War II8
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6421
65 to 7418
75+17
35 to 5414
18 to 346
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Name Veterans % of Total
White616.03%
Black113.13%
2 or More421.05%

Blacksburg Veterans by Education

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17.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blacksburg Employment Status

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47.2%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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66.88%

Born in South Carolina

99.40%

Native Born

0.60%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.40% of Blacksburg residents were born in the United States, with 66.88% having been born in South Carolina. 0.25% 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
20201,902120.63%
20191,890120.64%
20181,87830.16%
20171,875120.64%
20161,86340.22%
20151,85950.27%
20141,85490.49%
20131,84540.22%
20121,84110.05%
20111,84050.27%
20101,8350.00%