Cowpens, South Carolina Population 2020

2,463

Cowpens is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,463, it is the 105th largest city in South Carolina and the 6871st largest city in the United States. Cowpens is currently growing at a rate of 1.73% annually and its population has increased by 13.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,162 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Cowpens has a population density of 1,045 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cowpens is $46,727 with a poverty rate of 32.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $461 per month, and the median house value is $96,200. The median age in Cowpens is 43.8 years, 45.4 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males.

Cowpens Demographics

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

  • White: 71.66%
  • Black or African American: 18.52%
  • Two or more races: 7.46%
  • Other race: 2.36%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cowpens, South Carolina is 2,463, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,379.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,162.

Cowpens, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,27771.66%
Black or African American33018.52%
Two or More Races1337.46%
Some Other Race422.36%

Cowpens Population Pyramid 2020

Cowpens Median Age

43.8


Total

45.4


Male

43.6


Female

Cowpens Adults

There are 1,415 adults, (360 of whom are seniors) in Cowpens.

Cowpens Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cowpens Sex Ratio

Female

947

53.14%

Male

835

46.86%

Cowpens Households and Families

Cowpens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cowpens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All65.7%34.3%
Male63.2%36.8%
Non Family59.2%40.8%
Female35%65%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7892.1865.7
Non Family3191.1159.2
Married2592.991.1
Female143335
Male682.6663.2

2.87

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cowpens Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1199.73%
9th to 12th Grade1139.24%
High School Graduate28423.22%
Some College24720.20%
Associates Degree16813.74%
Bachelors Degree22918.72%
Graduate Degree635.15%

Cowpens Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White913751246
Black22019236
Hispanic642510
Multiple Races4623
Other Race234

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 87.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.94%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,833$37,269$26,322
Less Than High School$25,750$35,903$23,750
High School Grad$24,000$36,750$20,750
Some College$30,551$35,938$26,974
Bachelors Degree$47,941$50,000$31,875
Graduate Degree$35,417$$

$30,833

Average Earnings

$37,269

Average Male

$26,322

Average Female

Cowpens Language

Cowpens Language by Age

Cowpens Language

90.17% of Cowpens residents speak only English, while 9.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.98% of the population.

Cowpens Poverty

Cowpens Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,22941633.85%
Black32410632.72%
Multiple1334332.33%

32.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.71%

Male Poverty Rate

28.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cowpens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cowpens is White, with 33.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cowpens is Multiple, with 32.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School59.46%
Some College22.49%
High School19.42%
Bachelors or Greater16.10%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed76.00%
Female Employed20.05%
Female Unemployed17.65%
Male Employed9.22%

Cowpens Income

Cowpens Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,763$46,727
Families$40,750$61,194
Married Families$84,044-
Non Families$21,012$23,436

Cowpens Marital Status

Cowpens Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Cowpens Married by Age and Sex

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

Cowpens Veterans

86

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam50
First Gulf War16
Korea10
Second Gulf War5
World War II

$Cowpens Veterans by Education

5.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cowpens Employment Status

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cowpens 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

67.79%

Born in South Carolina

92.59%

Native Born

7.41%

Foreign Born

4.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.59% of Cowpens residents were born in the United States, with 67.79% having been born in South Carolina. 4.15% 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
20202,463421.73%
20192,421421.77%
20182,379582.50%
20172,321421.84%
20162,279341.51%
20152,245281.26%
20142,217180.82%
20132,199170.78%
20122,182140.65%
20112,16880.37%
20102,1600.00%