Carolina Forest, South Carolina Population 2024

25,185

Carolina Forest is a city located in Horry County South Carolina. Carolina Forest has a 2024 population of 25,185. Carolina Forest is currently growing at a rate of 0.72% annually and its population has increased by 7.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,426 in 2020.

The average household income in Carolina Forest is $89,531 with a poverty rate of 14.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Carolina Forest is 37.4 years, 35 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Carolina Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 80.74%
  • Black or African American: 8.39%
  • Two or more races: 5.35%
  • Other race: 2.97%
  • Asian: 2.45%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
16.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,497.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.51% (1,759)
The current population of Carolina Forest, South Carolina is 25,185 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,426.

Carolina Forest, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,04180.74%
Black or African American2,0828.39%
Two or more races1,3285.35%
Other race7372.97%
Asian6072.45%
Native American280.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carolina Forest Population by Race

Carolina Forest Population Pyramid 2024

Carolina Forest Median Age

37.4

Total

35

Male

39.8

Female

Carolina Forest Adults

There are 19,293 adults, (4,525 of whom are seniors) in Carolina Forest.

Carolina Forest Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Carolina Forest Sex Ratio

Female13,03252.5%
Male11,79147.5%

Carolina Forest Population by Age

Carolina Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,9052.7869.830.2
Married4,7393.1385.114.9
Non Family2,7871.6145.954.1
Female9603.617030
Male4194.5954.245.8

3.22

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carolina Forest Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1460.86%
9th to 12th Grade7204.22%
High School Graduate4,61027.03%
Some College4,04523.72%
Associates Degree1,6759.82%
Bachelors Degree3,97623.31%
Graduate Degree1,88311.04%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carolina Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carolina Forest Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White13,34712,9784,444
Black1,6761,366554
Hispanic999836472
2+ Races692614171
Asian510504240
Other Race455400214
Native American141414

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 100%.

Carolina Forest Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,122$45,997$34,701
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$32,515$46,808$17,794
Some College$37,500$46,512$26,455
Bachelors Degree$47,445$46,650$51,451
Graduate Degree$58,511$87,750$51,250

$41,122

Average Earnings

$45,997

Average Male

$34,701

Average Female

Carolina Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carolina Forest Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carolina Forest Language

85.82% of Carolina Forest residents speak only English, while 14.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.83% of the population.

Carolina Forest Language

Carolina Forest Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,1432,69614.08%
Hispanic1,89133817.87%
Black2,04930614.93%
Multiple1,32824618.52%
Other73720327.54%
Asian607152.47%

14.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.94%

Male Poverty Rate

14.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carolina Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carolina Forest is Other, with 27.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carolina Forest is Asian, with 2.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.13%.

Carolina Forest Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.34%
High School13.26%
Some College11.67%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%

Carolina Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed62.15%
Male Unemployed39.53%
Male Employed7.06%
Female Employed6.27%

Carolina Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carolina Forest Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$66,955$89,531
Families$75,323$100,527
Married Families$86,264$-999,999,999
Non Families$52,453$62,894

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carolina Forest Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Carolina Forest Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Carolina Forest 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.

Carolina Forest Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carolina Forest Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,240

Number of Veterans

1,087

Male Veterans

153

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam448
First Gulf War325
Second Gulf War261
Korea88
World War II6

Carolina Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+369
35 to 54326
65 to 74257
55 to 64204
18 to 3484

Carolina Forest Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,1947.7%
Black372.03%
2+ Races91.09%

Carolina Forest Veterans by Race

Carolina Forest Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carolina Forest Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Carolina Forest Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carolina Forest Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carolina Forest 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

24.19%

Born in Carolina Forest

88.28%

Native Born

11.72%

Foreign Born

4.93%

Non Citizen

6.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.28% of Carolina Forest residents were born in the United States, with 24.19% having been born in South Carolina. 4.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carolina Forest Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202425,1851810.72%
202325,0041810.73%
202224,8231810.73%
202124,6421,2165.19%
202023,42600%

Carolina Forest Population by Year