Conway, South Carolina Population 2021

27,706
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Conway is a city located in Horry County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 27,706, it is the 19th largest city in South Carolina and the 1389th largest city in the United States . Conway is currently growing at a rate of 3.26% annually and its population has increased by 61.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,103 in 2010. Conway reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 24 miles, Conway has a population density of 1,206 people per square mile.

The average household income in Conway is $54,782 with a poverty rate of 19.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $825 per month, and the median house value is $155,000. The median age in Conway is 34 years, 31.8 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

Conway Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Conwaywas:

  • White: 61.26%
  • Black or African American: 36.25%
  • Two or more races: 1.04%
  • Asian: 0.86%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Conway, South Carolina is 27,706 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,956.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,103.

Conway, South Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021528,73315,9163.01%
2020512,81715,9163.10%
2019496,90115,9163.20%
2018480,98517,4713.63%
2017463,51416,1773.49%
2016447,33716,1393.61%
2015431,19815,1333.51%
2014416,06512,3602.97%
2013403,70510,4062.58%
2012393,2997,6491.94%
2011385,6507,3071.89%
2010378,3430.00%

Conway Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,60361.26%
Black or African American8,64136.25%
Two or More Races2481.04%
Asian2040.86%
Some Other Race1240.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.08%
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Conway Population by Race

Conway Population Pyramid $2021

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Conway Median Age

34


Total

31.8


Male

34.9


Female

Conway Adults

There are 19,494 adults, (4,025 of whom are seniors) in Conway.

Conway Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Conway Sex Ratio

Female

12,617

52.93%

Male

11,221

47.07%

Conway Population by Age

Conway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Conway Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male28.3%71.7%
Female42.8%57.2%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
All65.7%34.3%
Married87.3%12.7%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Conway Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9212.6165.7
Married3,152387.3
Non Family3,0401.5158.1
Female1,3513.842.8
Male3783.9728.3

3.18

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Conway Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4032.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,1447.87%
High School Graduate4,73432.57%
Some College3,62424.94%
Associates Degree1,49610.29%
Bachelors Degree1,65511.39%
Graduate Degree1,47710.16%
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Conway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Conway Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,1808,3742,372
Black4,8854,212705
Hispanic28723056
Asian17815944
2+ Races7261
Other Race4141

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.84%.

Conway Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,583$33,252$27,315
Less Than 9th Grade$16,938$19,087$11,207
High School Graduate$27,266$29,063$26,504
Some College$30,500$39,264$26,684
Bachelors Degree$37,904$36,583$38,713
Graduate Degree$49,583$54,402$42,778

$30,583

Average Earnings

$33,252

Average Male

$27,315

Average Female

Conway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Conway Language by Age

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Conway Language

97.24% of Conway residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.79% of the population.

Conway Language

Conway Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,7202,44931.72%
White12,2251,52212.45%
Hispanic5219518.23%
Other1082321.30%
Asian1752112.00%
Multiple19352.59%

19.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.01%

Male Poverty Rate

21.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Conway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Conway is Black, with 31.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Conway is Multiple, with 2.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.35%.

Conway Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.92%
Some College15.25%
High School14.92%
Bachelors or Greater5.69%

Conway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.49%
Male Unemployed40.38%
Female Employed13.60%
Male Employed8.43%

Conway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Conway Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,508$54,782
Families$55,692$65,670
Married Families$70,200-
Non Families$27,058$34,756
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Income by Household Type

Conway Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Conway Married by Age and Sex

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Conway 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.

Conway Marital Status by Race

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Conway Marital Status

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1,732

Number of Veterans

1,560

Male Veterans

172

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam752
First Gulf War430
Second Gulf War153
Korea109
World War II28

Conway Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74600
35 to 54387
55 to 64331
75+302
18 to 34112

Conway Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1058.88%
Black6199.39%
Hispanic214.05%
2+ Races86.61%

Conway Veterans by Race

Conway Veterans by Education

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7.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Conway Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Conway Employment by Age

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Conway Employment by Race

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Conway Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.80%

Born in Conway

97.52%

Native Born

2.48%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

1.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.52% of Conway residents were born in the United States, with 51.80% having been born in South Carolina. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Conway Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,7068753.26%
202026,8318753.37%
201925,9568753.49%
201825,0811,2555.27%
201723,8261,1865.24%
201622,6409424.34%
201521,6981,2496.11%
201420,4491,0075.18%
201319,4427744.15%
201218,6687864.40%
201117,8823842.19%
201017,4985,7104.03%
200011,7881,9691.84%
19909,819-421-0.42%
198010,2402,0892.31%
19708,151-412-0.49%
19608,5632,4903.50%
19506,0731,0071.83%
19405,0662,0555.34%
19303,0112,3114.98%
19007000.00%

Conway Population by Year