Gadsden, South Carolina Population 2024

1,763

Gadsden is a city located in Richland County South Carolina. Gadsden has a 2024 population of 1,763. Gadsden is currently growing at a rate of 12.44% annually and its population has increased by 79.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 983 in 2020.

The average household income in Gadsden is $52,331 with a poverty rate of 23.45%. The median age in Gadsden is 42.2 years: 38 years for males, and 43 years for females.

Gadsden Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 83.69%
  • White: 15.44%
  • Two or more races: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
11.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
153.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
79.35% (780)
The current population of Gadsden, South Carolina is 1,763 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 983.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,14983.69%
White21215.44%
Two or more races120.87%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Gadsden Population by Race

Gadsden Population Pyramid 2024

Gadsden Median Age

42.2

Total

38

Male

43

Female

Gadsden Adults

There are 1,192 adults, (213 of whom are seniors) in Gadsden.

Gadsden Age Dependency

40.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Gadsden Sex Ratio

Female76956.01%
Male60443.99%

Gadsden Population by Age

Gadsden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4493.0695.54.5
Female1642.711000
Married1103.2589.110.9
Male974.971000
Non Family781.1389.710.3

3.22

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

95.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gadsden Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade14012.49%
Associates Degree14212.67%
Bachelors Degree1059.37%
Graduate Degree524.64%
High School Graduate38734.52%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College29526.32%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gadsden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gadsden Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black930790126
White17917931
2+ Races12120

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.32%.

Gadsden Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$2,499$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$14,850$0$14,150
Some College$12,413$0$12,413

$14,850

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$14,150

Average Female

Gadsden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gadsden Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gadsden Language

82.18% of Gadsden residents speak only English, while 17.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.51% of the population.

Gadsden Language

Gadsden Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,14932228.02%

23.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.66%

Male Poverty Rate

20.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gadsden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gadsden is Black, with 28.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gadsden is Black, with 28.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.97%.

Gadsden Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater57.32%
Less Than 9th Grade57.14%
High School20.93%
Some College0%

Gadsden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed69.61%
Male Employed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Gadsden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gadsden Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$36,732$52,733
Households$36,966$52,331
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,500$31,990

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gadsden Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.6%

Male Marriage Rate

23.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gadsden Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gadsden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gadsden Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gadsden Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

65

Number of Veterans

65

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War32
Vietnam18
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Gadsden Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5432
75+25
65 to 748
18 to 340
55 to 640

Gadsden Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4726.26%
Black181.8%

Gadsden Veterans by Race

Gadsden Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

64.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gadsden Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.3%

Labor Force Participation

34.7%

Employment Rate

19.8%

Unemployment Rate

Gadsden Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gadsden Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gadsden 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

84.85%

Born in Gadsden

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Gadsden residents were born in the United States, with 84.85% having been born in South Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Gadsden Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,76319512.44%
20231,56819514.2%
20221,37345449.4%
2021919-64-6.51%
2020983-685-41.07%
20191,668-205-10.95%
20181,8731669.72%
20171,707-241-12.37%
20161,948-195-9.1%
20152,14344726.36%
20141,696-149-8.08%
20131,845-357-16.21%
20122,202311.43%
20112,17153933.03%
20101,63200%

Gadsden Population by Year