Ladson, South Carolina Population 2024

15,344

Ladson is a city located in Berkeley County, Charleston County, and Dorchester County South Carolina. Ladson has a 2024 population of 15,344. Ladson is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 0.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,252 in 2020.

The average household income in Ladson is $101,684 with a poverty rate of 12.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ladson is 34.7 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Ladson Demographics

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

  • White: 51.41%
  • Black or African American: 28.87%
  • Two or more races: 7.94%
  • Other race: 6.45%
  • Asian: 4.41%
  • Native American: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,182.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.6% (92)
The current population of Ladson, South Carolina is 15,344 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,252.

Ladson, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,86451.41%
Black or African American4,41728.87%
Two or more races1,2157.94%
Other race9866.45%
Asian6754.41%
Native American1130.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander280.18%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ladson Population by Race

Ladson Population Pyramid 2024

Ladson Median Age

34.7

Total

33.1

Male

36

Female

Ladson Adults

There are 10,873 adults, (1,788 of whom are seniors) in Ladson.

Ladson Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ladson Sex Ratio

Female7,17246.88%
Male8,12653.12%

Ladson Population by Age

Ladson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,4082.8377.622.4
Married2,2033.7586.513.5
Non Family1,8171.2274.625.4
Female8293.487129
Male5593.4462.137.9

3.49

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ladson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4194.4%
9th to 12th Grade8829.26%
High School Graduate3,03331.83%
Some College2,09221.96%
Associates Degree1,03710.88%
Bachelors Degree1,43915.1%
Graduate Degree6266.57%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ladson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ladson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,7335,1701,087
Black2,3772,226708
Hispanic48822221
Asian478330137
Other Race40824671
2+ Races38718945
Native American95349
Islander14140

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 29.79%.

Ladson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,001$46,528$35,038
Less Than 9th Grade$26,543$33,285$17,455
High School Graduate$35,413$41,755$28,006
Some College$43,929$56,974$33,430
Bachelors Degree$63,478$64,327$49,911
Graduate Degree$69,539$0$59,621

$43,001

Average Earnings

$46,528

Average Male

$35,038

Average Female

Ladson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ladson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ladson Language

87.24% of Ladson residents speak only English, while 12.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.4% of the population.

Ladson Language

Ladson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,75287911.34%
Black4,41752311.84%
Multiple1,21531225.68%
Hispanic1,41928019.73%
Other98624424.75%
Asian675111.63%

12.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.9%

Male Poverty Rate

14.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ladson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ladson is Multiple, with 25.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ladson is Asian, with 1.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.62%.

Ladson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College14.16%
Less Than 9th Grade13.99%
High School11.41%
Bachelors or Greater1.5%

Ladson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.85%
Female Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed5.8%
Male Employed3.41%

Ladson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ladson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$74,020$101,684
Families$79,712$89,402
Married Families$89,977$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,480$115,522

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ladson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Ladson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ladson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ladson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ladson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,591

Number of Veterans

1,345

Male Veterans

246

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War492
Vietnam446
First Gulf War343
Korea50
World War II0

Ladson Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74444
35 to 54358
55 to 64305
75+258
18 to 34226

Ladson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,20819.89%
Black2639.3%
Other Race7913.88%
Hispanic334.36%
Asian244.63%
Native American99.47%
2+ Races81.67%

Ladson Veterans by Race

Ladson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ladson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ladson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ladson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ladson 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

51.58%

Born in Ladson

92.26%

Native Born

7.74%

Foreign Born

3.71%

Non Citizen

4.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.26% of Ladson residents were born in the United States, with 51.58% having been born in South Carolina. 3.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ladson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202415,344230.15%
202315,321230.15%
202215,2985873.99%
202114,711-541-3.55%
202015,252-287-1.85%
201915,5391561.01%
201815,383-1,128-6.83%
201716,5117354.66%
201615,7761,0066.81%
201514,770-599-3.9%
201415,3693872.58%
201314,9829316.63%
201214,0511,0868.38%
201112,965-825-5.98%
201013,79000%

Ladson Population by Year