Dillon, South Carolina Population 2020

6,259

Dillon is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 6,259, it is the 55th largest city in South Carolina and the 4198th largest city in the United States. Dillon is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -7.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,788 in 2010. Dillon reached it's highest population of 7,060 in 1980. Spanning over 5 miles, Dillon has a population density of 1,183 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dillon is $46,847 with a poverty rate of 31.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $572 per month, and the median house value is $114,500. The median age in Dillon is 36.5 years, 31.5 years for males, and 40.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Dillon Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 51.27%
  • White: 42.24%
  • Two or more races: 4.76%
  • Native American: 1.73%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Dillon, South Carolina is 6,259, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,367.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,788.

Dillon, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,31051.27%
White2,72742.24%
Two or More Races3074.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1121.73%

Dillon Population Pyramid 2020

Dillon Median Age

36.5


Total

31.5


Male

40.4


Female

Dillon Adults

There are 4,608 adults, (897 of whom are seniors) in Dillon.

Dillon Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dillon Sex Ratio

Female

3,327

51.53%

Male

3,129

48.47%

Dillon Households and Families

Dillon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dillon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.7%29.3%
All54.4%45.6%
Non Family52.8%47.2%
Female24.9%75.1%
Male19.7%80.3%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1302.9254.4
Married9093.6470.7
Non Family7691.2452.8
Female3814.4924.9
Male713.319.7

3.76

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dillon Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3358.09%
9th to 12th Grade81919.77%
High School Graduate1,32732.04%
Some College73117.65%
Associates Degree42510.26%
Bachelors Degree2506.04%
Graduate Degree2556.16%

Dillon Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,0441,774366
Black1,9311,156123
Hispanic843716
Native American7816
Multiple Races55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 19.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,576$29,693$28,012
Less Than High School$21,193$24,665$13,897
High School Grad$26,358$24,659$28,125
Some College$31,026$36,387$26,316
Bachelors Degree$58,787$59,706$
Graduate Degree$56,625$$63,594

$28,576

Average Earnings

$29,693

Average Male

$28,012

Average Female

Dillon Language

Dillon Language by Age

Dillon Language

96.60% of Dillon residents speak only English, while 3.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Dillon Poverty

Dillon Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,2041,16536.36%
White2,50043417.36%
Multiple302302100.00%
Native1127163.39%

31.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.78%

Male Poverty Rate

33.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dillon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dillon is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dillon is White, with 17.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.45%
Some College21.19%
High School15.71%
Bachelors or Greater2.42%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed17.14%
Female Unemployed14.63%
Female Employed11.67%
Male Employed7.93%

Dillon Income

Dillon Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,125$46,847
Families$48,750$56,478
Married Families$65,521-
Non Families$20,785$27,263

Dillon Marital Status

Dillon Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Dillon Married by Age and Sex

Dillon 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.

Dillon Marital Status by Race

Dillon Veterans

289

Number of Veterans

253

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam155
First Gulf War60
Korea31
Second Gulf War26
World War II10

$Dillon Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dillon Employment Status

52%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Dillon 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

77.21%

Born in South Carolina

97.30%

Native Born

2.70%

Foreign Born

2.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.30% of Dillon residents were born in the United States, with 77.21% having been born in South Carolina. 2.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,259-54-0.86%
20196,313-54-0.85%
20186,367-7-0.11%
20176,374-54-0.84%
20166,428-100-1.53%
20156,528-36-0.55%
20146,564-30-0.45%
20136,594-46-0.69%
20126,640-53-0.79%
20116,693-79-1.17%
20106,7724560.70%
20006,316-513-0.78%
19906,829-231-0.33%
19807,0601,0691.66%
19705,991-182-0.30%
19606,1731,0021.79%
19505,1711,3042.95%
19403,8671,1363.54%
19302,7310.00%