Clearwater, South Carolina Population 2024

2,746

Clearwater is a city located in Aiken County South Carolina. Clearwater has a 2024 population of 2,746. Clearwater is currently declining at a rate of -10.67% annually and its population has decreased by -32.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,060 in 2020.

The average household income in Clearwater is $65,654 with a poverty rate of 12.3%. The median age in Clearwater is 41.1 years: 39.8 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Clearwater Demographics

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

  • White: 67.7%
  • Black or African American: 15.78%
  • Two or more races: 14.93%
  • Asian: 1.59%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
654.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-32.36% (-1,314)
The current population of Clearwater, South Carolina is 2,746 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,060.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,30467.7%
Black or African American53715.78%
Two or more races50814.93%
Asian541.59%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Clearwater Population by Race

Clearwater Population Pyramid 2024

Clearwater Median Age

41.1

Total

39.8

Male

41.3

Female

Clearwater Adults

There are 2,678 adults, (461 of whom are seniors) in Clearwater.

Clearwater Age Dependency

53.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Clearwater Sex Ratio

Female1,80052.89%
Male1,60347.11%

Clearwater Population by Age

Clearwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3952.4357.842.2
Married5523.0984.815.2
Non Family4191.2937.562.5
Female3222.7741.958.1
Male1022.4745.154.9

2.85

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clearwater Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade592.72%
Associates Degree21810.06%
Bachelors Degree1557.15%
Graduate Degree1064.89%
High School Graduate88140.64%
Less Than 9th Grade1195.49%
Some College63029.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6411,533212
Black2632580
2+ Races24618149
Hispanic22416249
Asian18180

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 21.88%.

Clearwater Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$48,056$71,583$38,036
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$33,512$44,778$22,010
Less Than 9th Grade$48,028$48,806$0
Overall$37,118$60,292$25,078
Some College$36,227$61,232$21,172

$37,118

Average Earnings

$60,292

Average Male

$25,078

Average Female

Clearwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clearwater Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clearwater Language

91.31% of Clearwater residents speak only English, while 8.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.64% of the population.

Clearwater Language

Clearwater Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,26030813.63%
Hispanic3798923.48%
Multiple5088917.52%
Black536162.99%

12.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.68%

Male Poverty Rate

17.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clearwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Hispanic, with 23.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clearwater is Black, with 2.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.59%.

Clearwater Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.91%
Some College11.44%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Clearwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.48%
Female Unemployed27.14%
Female Employed11.59%
Male Employed3.49%

Clearwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clearwater Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$58,023$74,352
Households$52,991$65,654
Married Families$79,936$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,034$42,532

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clearwater Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Clearwater Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clearwater Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Clearwater Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clearwater Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

207

Number of Veterans

131

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War50
Vietnam44
First Gulf War9
Korea0
World War II0

Clearwater Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5490
55 to 6460
75+48
65 to 749
18 to 340

Clearwater Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White19810.01%
Black92.47%

Clearwater Veterans by Race

Clearwater Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clearwater Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

13.2%

Unemployment Rate

Clearwater Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clearwater Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clearwater 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

28.74%

Born in Clearwater

94.12%

Native Born

5.88%

Foreign Born

3.09%

Non Citizen

2.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.12% of Clearwater residents were born in the United States, with 28.74% having been born in South Carolina. 3.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clearwater Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,746-328-10.67%
20233,074-329-9.67%
20223,403-582-14.6%
20213,985-75-1.85%
20204,060-204-4.78%
20194,264-55-1.27%
20184,319-338-7.26%
20174,657-22-0.47%
20164,6791824.05%
20154,497270.6%
20144,470-1,062-19.2%
20135,5323967.71%
20125,1364419.39%
20114,6953257.44%
20104,37000%

Clearwater Population by Year