Kershaw, South Carolina Population 2021

2,471
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Kershaw is a city located in Lancaster County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,471, it is the 108th largest city in South Carolina and the 6872nd largest city in the United States . Kershaw is currently growing at a rate of 3.13% annually and its population has increased by 37.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,803 in 2010. Kershaw reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Kershaw has a population density of 1,194 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kershaw is $58,123 with a poverty rate of 16.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $790 per month, and the median house value is $87,300. The median age in Kershaw is 43.9 years, 39.6 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Kershaw Demographics

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

  • White: 67.96%
  • Black or African American: 25.76%
  • Two or more races: 5.08%
  • Asian: 1.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Kershaw, South Carolina is 2,471 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,321.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,803.

Kershaw, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,24567.96%
Black or African American47225.76%
Two or More Races935.08%
Asian221.20%
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Kershaw Population by Race

Kershaw Population Pyramid $2021

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Kershaw Median Age

43.9


Total

39.6


Male

44.9


Female

Kershaw Adults

There are 1,408 adults, (378 of whom are seniors) in Kershaw.

Kershaw Age Dependency

77.9

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kershaw Sex Ratio

Female

947

51.69%

Male

885

48.31%

Kershaw Population by Age

Kershaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kershaw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female42.7%57.3%
Male52.3%47.7%
Non Family67.6%32.4%
All70.4%29.6%
Married85.3%14.7%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kershaw Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7362.4970.4
Married3193.0685.3
Non Family2561.0967.6
Female1173.5742.7
Male443.5752.3

3.19

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Kershaw Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade524.01%
9th to 12th Grade16913.03%
High School Graduate51039.32%
Some College27020.82%
Associates Degree13510.41%
Bachelors Degree1068.17%
Graduate Degree554.24%
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Kershaw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kershaw Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White856751129
Black39128429
Asian2222
Hispanic145
2+ Races14143

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 21.43%.

Kershaw Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,380$37,125$27,500
Less Than 9th Grade$24,500$28,393$23,875
High School Graduate$25,694$26,284$24,474
Some College$42,578$43,750$36,563
Bachelors Degree$$$30,833
Graduate Degree$53,750$57,778$53,438

$30,380

Average Earnings

$37,125

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Kershaw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kershaw Language by Age

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Kershaw Language

97.62% of Kershaw residents speak only English, while 2.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.04% of the population.

Kershaw Language

Kershaw Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black47214430.51%
White1,202988.15%
Multiple935154.84%
Hispanic341132.35%

16.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.79%

Male Poverty Rate

20.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kershaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kershaw is Multiple, with 54.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kershaw is White, with 8.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.77%.

Kershaw Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.39%
High School12.35%
Some College6.42%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Kershaw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed23.68%
Female Unemployed22.22%
Female Employed7.81%
Male Employed5.86%

Kershaw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kershaw Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,518$58,123
Families$52,963$71,964
Married Families$64,792-
Non Families$23,810$31,744
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Income by Household Type

Kershaw Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Kershaw Married by Age and Sex

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Kershaw 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 35-44.

Kershaw Marital Status by Race

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Kershaw Marital Status

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116

Number of Veterans

116

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea22
First Gulf War21
Vietnam14
Second Gulf War13
World War II12

Kershaw Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+56
35 to 5424
55 to 6415
18 to 3413
65 to 748

Kershaw Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10711.26%
Black92.22%

Kershaw Veterans by Race

Kershaw Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kershaw Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Kershaw Employment by Age

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Kershaw Employment by Race

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Kershaw 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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80.62%

Born in Kershaw

97.87%

Native Born

2.13%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.87% of Kershaw residents were born in the United States, with 80.62% having been born in South Carolina. 1.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kershaw Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,471753.13%
20202,396753.23%
20192,321753.34%
20182,246642.93%
20172,182703.31%
20162,112914.50%
20152,021753.85%
20141,946743.95%
20131,872251.35%
20121,847341.88%
20111,813191.06%
20101,7940.00%

Kershaw Population by Year