Cowpens, South Carolina Population 2021

2,509
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Cowpens is a city located in Spartanburg County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,509, it is the 106th largest city in South Carolina and the 6814th largest city in the United States . Cowpens is currently growing at a rate of 1.83% annually and its population has increased by 16.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,162 in 2010. Cowpens reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Cowpens has a population density of 1,064 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cowpens is $48,947 with a poverty rate of 30.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $601 per month, and the median house value is $96,500. The median age in Cowpens is 41.1 years, 39.6 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Cowpens Demographics

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

  • White: 71.42%
  • Black or African American: 18.13%
  • Two or more races: 7.47%
  • Other race: 2.99%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cowpens, South Carolina is 2,509 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,419.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,162.

Cowpens, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,38771.42%
Black or African American35218.13%
Two or More Races1457.47%
Some Other Race582.99%
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Cowpens Population by Race

Cowpens Population Pyramid $2021

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Cowpens Median Age

41.1


Total

39.6


Male

41.4


Female

Cowpens Adults

There are 1,532 adults, (363 of whom are seniors) in Cowpens.

Cowpens Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cowpens Sex Ratio

Female

1,038

53.45%

Male

904

46.55%

Cowpens Population by Age

Cowpens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cowpens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female35.3%64.7%
Non Family65%35%
All65.5%34.5%
Male70.5%29.5%
Married78.8%21.2%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cowpens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8432.2265.5
Married3262.7378.8
Non Family3061.1265
Female1503.0935.3
Male612.8470.5

2.82

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Cowpens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1209.02%
9th to 12th Grade1128.41%
High School Graduate32624.49%
Some College22917.21%
Associates Degree18213.67%
Bachelors Degree26419.83%
Graduate Degree987.36%
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Cowpens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cowpens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White991840321
Black25121941
2+ Races5330
Hispanic5110
Other Race337

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 87.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.39%.

Cowpens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,574$38,646$27,355
Less Than 9th Grade$24,167$38,169$11,161
High School Graduate$24,231$36,250$22,596
Some College$30,809$37,750$27,813
Bachelors Degree$37,237$51,212$35,132
Graduate Degree$37,292$$38,500

$32,574

Average Earnings

$38,646

Average Male

$27,355

Average Female

Cowpens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cowpens Language by Age

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Cowpens Language

89.96% of Cowpens residents speak only English, while 10.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.77% of the population.

Cowpens Language

Cowpens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,35244132.62%
Black3459126.38%
Multiple1455739.31%

30.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.89%

Male Poverty Rate

27.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cowpens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cowpens is Multiple, with 39.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cowpens is Black, with 26.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.91%.

Cowpens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.42%
High School30.94%
Some College20.50%
Bachelors or Greater10.50%

Cowpens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed19.35%
Female Employed15.57%
Male Employed8.45%

Cowpens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cowpens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,959$48,947
Families$50,795$62,566
Married Families$86,190-
Non Families$20,988$23,719
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Income by Household Type

Cowpens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cowpens Married by Age and Sex

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Cowpens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cowpens Marital Status by Race

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Cowpens Marital Status

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90

Number of Veterans

90

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam54
First Gulf War13
Second Gulf War13
Korea11
World War II

Cowpens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7442
55 to 6419
35 to 5413
75+11
18 to 345

Cowpens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White736.43%
Black176.77%

Cowpens Veterans by Race

Cowpens Veterans by Education

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5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cowpens Veterans by Education

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55.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cowpens Employment by Age

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Cowpens Employment by Race

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Cowpens 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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67.61%

Born in Cowpens

92.95%

Native Born

7.05%

Foreign Born

3.76%

Non Citizen

3.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.95% of Cowpens residents were born in the United States, with 67.61% having been born in South Carolina. 3.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cowpens Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,509451.83%
20202,464451.86%
20192,419451.90%
20182,374582.50%
20172,316431.89%
20162,273331.47%
20152,240251.13%
20142,215200.91%
20132,195130.60%
20122,182140.65%
20112,16880.37%
20102,1600.00%

Cowpens Population by Year