Burton, South Carolina Population 2024

7,173

Burton is a city located in Beaufort County South Carolina. Burton has a 2024 population of 7,173. Burton is currently declining at a rate of -2.91% annually and its population has decreased by -18.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,779 in 2020.

The average household income in Burton is $66,890 with a poverty rate of 13.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Burton is 32.4 years, 29.9 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Burton Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 44.07%
  • White: 39.2%
  • Other race: 8.18%
  • Two or more races: 4.21%
  • Asian: 3.74%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
858.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-18.29% (-1,606)
The current population of Burton, South Carolina is 7,173 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,779.

Burton, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American3,35144.07%
White2,98039.2%
Other race6228.18%
Two or more races3204.21%
Asian2843.74%
Native American460.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Burton Population by Race

Burton Population Pyramid 2024

Burton Median Age

32.4

Total

29.9

Male

38.3

Female

Burton Adults

There are 5,866 adults, (994 of whom are seniors) in Burton.

Burton Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Burton Sex Ratio

Female4,03553.07%
Male3,56846.93%

Burton Population by Age

Burton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6212.953.946.1
Married1,1553.5971.328.7
Non Family6981.1837.862.2
Female5543.4854.945.1
Male2143.39.890.2

3.41

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Burton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade791.65%
9th to 12th Grade3727.78%
High School Graduate2,16745.3%
Some College1,27026.55%
Associates Degree2224.64%
Bachelors Degree4038.42%
Graduate Degree2715.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Burton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black2,3322,112341
White1,9111,847285
Hispanic37220515
Other Race21313315
Asian13113130
2+ Races109350
Native American12123

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 25%.

Burton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,463$41,493$30,918
Less Than 9th Grade$32,214$0$31,458
High School Graduate$39,744$39,545$40,137
Some College$27,320$56,114$21,420
Bachelors Degree$49,113$0$50,625
Graduate Degree$88,198$0$88,539

$34,463

Average Earnings

$41,493

Average Male

$30,918

Average Female

Burton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Burton Language

82.93% of Burton residents speak only English, while 17.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.04% of the population.

Burton Language

Burton Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,35174222.14%
Asian28423984.15%
Hispanic1,005676.67%
Native464393.48%
White2,805140.5%

13.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.63%

Male Poverty Rate

9.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burton is Native, with 93.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burton is White, with 0.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.38%.

Burton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College16.96%
High School10.57%
Less Than 9th Grade3.1%
Bachelors or Greater1.78%

Burton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.51%
Male Employed5.63%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Burton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$58,390$66,890
Families$65,765$74,532
Married Families$73,225$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,045$39,327

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Burton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Burton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Burton 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 55-64.

Burton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Burton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

597

Number of Veterans

508

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam247
Second Gulf War168
First Gulf War145
Korea11
World War II0

Burton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74219
18 to 34135
35 to 54113
55 to 6492
75+38

Burton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White36314.9%
Black2318.67%
Hispanic4910.06%
2+ Races31.91%

Burton Veterans by Race

Burton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Burton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Burton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Burton 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

59.46%

Born in Burton

92.1%

Native Born

7.9%

Foreign Born

6.12%

Non Citizen

1.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.1% of Burton residents were born in the United States, with 59.46% having been born in South Carolina. 6.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Burton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20247,173-215-2.91%
20237,388-215-2.83%
20227,603-215-2.75%
20217,818-961-10.95%
20208,779-318-3.5%
20199,09789810.95%
20188,199300.37%
20178,1695216.81%
20167,6481,38222.06%
20156,266931.51%
20146,173-1,192-16.18%
20137,3651,12518.03%
20126,240-102-1.61%
20116,342-634-9.09%
20106,97600%

Burton Population by Year