Central, South Carolina Population 2020

5,367

Central is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,367, it is the 63rd largest city in South Carolina and the 4557th largest city in the United States. Central is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,159 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Central has a population density of 1,935 people per square mile.

The average household income in Central is $36,471 with a poverty rate of 33.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $649 per month, and the median house value is $104,600. The median age in Central is 25.8 years, 25.6 years for males, and 26.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.3 males.

Central Demographics

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

  • White: 70.50%
  • Black or African American: 18.85%
  • Asian: 4.62%
  • Two or more races: 3.19%
  • Other race: 2.44%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Central, South Carolina is 5,367, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,359.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,159.

Central, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,69570.50%
Black or African American98818.85%
Asian2424.62%
Two or More Races1673.19%
Some Other Race1282.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.40%

Central Population Pyramid 2020

Central Median Age

25.8


Total

25.6


Male

26.3


Female

Central Adults

There are 4,659 adults, (564 of whom are seniors) in Central.

Central Age Dependency

28

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Central Sex Ratio

Female

2,875

54.86%

Male

2,366

45.14%

Central Households and Families

Central Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Central Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married50.8%49.2%
Female46.7%53.3%
All24.1%75.9%
Non Family13.7%86.3%
Male8.3%91.7%

24.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5061.9624.1
Non Family1,6351.4613.7
Female3922.4646.7
Married3702.9550.8
Male1094.398.3

2.79

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Central Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1575.47%
9th to 12th Grade2097.29%
High School Graduate86630.20%
Some College55019.18%
Associates Degree2829.83%
Bachelors Degree49617.29%
Graduate Degree30810.74%

Central Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,5331,398508
Black73157988
Hispanic38830918
Asian180180161
Multiple Races292929
Native American77

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 multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,629$22,465$32,042
Less Than High School$21,406$26,875$20,156
High School Grad$20,582$16,817$
Some College$28,107$28,398$27,983
Bachelors Degree$40,263$36,914$42,159
Graduate Degree$$23,038$54,009

$27,629

Average Earnings

$22,465

Average Male

$32,042

Average Female

Central Language

Central Language by Age

Central Language

83.24% of Central residents speak only English, while 16.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.22% of the population.

Central Poverty

Central Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,73692833.92%
Hispanic82338947.27%
Asian24217672.73%
Black92414816.02%
Other1289977.34%
Multiple153138.50%

33.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.92%

Male Poverty Rate

32.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central is Other, with 77.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central is Multiple, with 8.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.61%
High School19.52%
Some College17.55%
Bachelors or Greater11.82%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed92.59%
Female Unemployed73.68%
Female Employed27.79%
Male Employed22.95%

Central Income

Central Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,214$36,471
Families$50,024$55,846
Married Families$61,250-
Non Families$21,985$25,546

Central Marital Status

Central Marital Status

Marriage Rates

16.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

18.0%

Male Marriage Rate

14.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Central Married by Age and Sex

Central 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.

Central Marital Status by Race

Central Veterans

209

Number of Veterans

193

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War102
First Gulf War59
Vietnam9
World War II5
Korea

$Central Veterans by Education

12.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central Employment Status

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Central Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

48.18%

Born in South Carolina

89.20%

Native Born

10.80%

Foreign Born

8.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.20% of Central residents were born in the United States, with 48.18% having been born in South Carolina. 8.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,36740.07%
20195,36340.07%
20185,3591292.47%
20175,23040.08%
20165,226260.50%
20155,200400.78%
20145,160200.39%
20135,140-4-0.08%
20125,144-39-0.75%
20115,183-12-0.23%
20105,1951,6733.96%
20003,5220.00%