Cowpens, South Carolina Population 2024

2,244

Cowpens is a city located in Cherokee County and Spartanburg County South Carolina. Cowpens has a 2024 population of 2,244. Cowpens is currently growing at a rate of 2.47% annually and its population has increased by 10.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,027 in 2020.

The average household income in Cowpens is $63,425 with a poverty rate of 33.62%. The median age in Cowpens is 52 years: 52.2 years for males, and 49.9 years for females.

Cowpens Demographics

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

  • White: 86.63%
  • Black or African American: 9.4%
  • Two or more races: 3.97%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
977.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.71% (217)
The current population of Cowpens, South Carolina is 2,244 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,027.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,61386.63%
Black or African American1759.4%
Two or more races743.97%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Cowpens Population by Race

Cowpens Population Pyramid 2024

Cowpens Median Age

52

Total

52.2

Male

49.9

Female

Cowpens Adults

There are 1,676 adults, (532 of whom are seniors) in Cowpens.

Cowpens Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cowpens Sex Ratio

Female97852.52%
Male88447.48%

Cowpens Population by Age

Cowpens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8482.1270.429.6
Married4442.686.313.7
Non Family3111.0557.242.8
Female494.1222.477.6
Male442.5956.843.2

2.72

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cowpens Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade694.55%
Associates Degree26217.28%
Bachelors Degree27518.14%
Graduate Degree1036.79%
High School Graduate54035.62%
Less Than 9th Grade221.45%
Some College24516.16%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cowpens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cowpens Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2911,213340
Black16315430
2+ Races53498
Hispanic34348

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.34%.

Cowpens Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,023$53,750$40,511
Graduate Degree$41,307$0$42,330
High School Graduate$36,699$0$36,724
Less Than 9th Grade$0$43,393$0
Overall$42,341$42,716$42,134
Some College$44,670$43,388$46,989

$42,341

Average Earnings

$42,716

Average Male

$42,134

Average Female

Cowpens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cowpens Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cowpens Language

93.73% of Cowpens residents speak only English, while 6.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.52% of the population.

Cowpens Language

Cowpens Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,58650131.59%
Black1669154.82%
Multiple742533.78%

33.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.34%

Male Poverty Rate

31.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cowpens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cowpens is Black, with 54.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cowpens is White, with 31.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 60.94%.

Cowpens Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.54%
High School45.74%
Some College35.27%
Bachelors or Greater8.97%

Cowpens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed34.62%
Male Employed7.38%
Female Employed7.13%
Female Unemployed0%

Cowpens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cowpens Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$70,089$84,745
Households$36,585$63,425
Married Families$87,679$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,587$25,802

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cowpens Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cowpens Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cowpens 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 45-54.

Cowpens Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cowpens Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

151

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam122
First Gulf War20
Second Gulf War14
Korea0
World War II0

Cowpens Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74132
35 to 5415
18 to 344
55 to 640
75+0

Cowpens Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1409.59%
Black116.75%

Cowpens Veterans by Race

Cowpens Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

76.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

74.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cowpens Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cowpens Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cowpens Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cowpens 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

67.02%

Born in Cowpens

95.44%

Native Born

4.56%

Foreign Born

1.77%

Non Citizen

2.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.44% of Cowpens residents were born in the United States, with 67.02% having been born in South Carolina. 1.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cowpens Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,516552.23%
20282,461542.24%
20272,407542.29%
20262,353552.39%
20252,298542.41%
20242,244542.47%
20232,190653.06%
20222,125633.06%
20212,062351.73%
20202,027-393-16.24%
20192,420482.02%
20182,372582.51%
20172,314441.94%
20162,270331.48%
20152,237251.13%
20142,212190.87%
20132,193150.69%
20122,178140.65%
20112,16480.37%
20102,15600%

Cowpens Population by Year