Brookdale, South Carolina Population 2024

3,765

Brookdale is a city located in Calhoun County and Orangeburg County South Carolina. Brookdale has a 2024 population of 3,765. Brookdale is currently declining at a rate of -3.88% annually and its population has decreased by -20.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,740 in 2020.

The average household income in Brookdale is $43,675 with a poverty rate of 33.35%. The median age in Brookdale is 37.5 years: 32.6 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Brookdale Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 98.33%
  • Two or more races: 0.96%
  • White: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,033.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-20.57% (-975)
The current population of Brookdale, South Carolina is 3,765 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,740.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American4,00198.33%
Two or more races390.96%
White290.71%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

Two or more races

White

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Brookdale Population by Race

Brookdale Population Pyramid 2024

Brookdale Median Age

37.5

Total

32.6

Male

44.6

Female

Brookdale Adults

There are 3,362 adults, (835 of whom are seniors) in Brookdale.

Brookdale Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookdale Sex Ratio

Female2,34057.51%
Male1,72942.49%

Brookdale Population by Age

Brookdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6012.3947.452.6
Non Family6861.0943.756.3
Female5773.8132.467.6
Married3382.6280.519.5
Male0000

3.04

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

47.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brookdale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade53617.8%
Associates Degree40313.38%
Bachelors Degree2648.76%
Graduate Degree1695.61%
High School Graduate99433%
Less Than 9th Grade31910.59%
Some College32710.86%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brookdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brookdale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black2,9472,092416
2+ Races39390
White262617

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.38%.

Brookdale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$39,094$0$39,594
Graduate Degree$80,242$0$0
High School Graduate$16,275$16,265$16,324
Less Than 9th Grade$0$10,721$38,194
Overall$25,728$16,650$33,817
Some College$34,512$35,400$34,099

$25,728

Average Earnings

$16,650

Average Male

$33,817

Average Female

Brookdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brookdale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brookdale Language

97.91% of Brookdale residents speak only English, while 2.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.04% of the population.

Brookdale Language

Brookdale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,7731,27333.74%
White26726.92%

33.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.87%

Male Poverty Rate

31.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookdale is Black, with 33.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookdale is White, with 26.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.21%.

Brookdale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.15%
High School24.14%
Bachelors or Greater18.71%
Some College13.01%

Brookdale Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.84%
Female Employed14.26%
Female Unemployed7.41%
Male Employed6.33%

Brookdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brookdale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$42,386$56,607
Households$33,406$43,675
Married Families$70,114$-999,999,999
Non Families$16,333$22,290

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brookdale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

19.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.0%

Male Marriage Rate

18.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookdale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brookdale 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.

Brookdale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brookdale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

93

Number of Veterans

66

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam46
First Gulf War34
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Brookdale Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7444
75+42
55 to 647
18 to 340
35 to 540

Brookdale Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black682.06%
2+ Races1846.15%
White724.14%

Brookdale Veterans by Race

Brookdale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

73.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookdale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.6%

Employment Rate

12.8%

Unemployment Rate

Brookdale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brookdale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brookdale 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

90.96%

Born in Brookdale

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

1.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.57% of Brookdale residents were born in the United States, with 90.96% having been born in South Carolina. 0.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Brookdale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,765-152-3.88%
20233,917-152-3.74%
20224,069-152-3.6%
20214,221-519-10.95%
20204,740661.41%
20194,674861.87%
20184,588-120-2.55%
20174,70853412.79%
20164,174-115-2.68%
20154,289180.42%
20144,271431.02%
20134,228-322-7.08%
20124,5503448.18%
20114,206-667-13.69%
20104,87300%

Brookdale Population by Year