Little River, South Carolina Population 2021

9,792
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Little River is a city located in Horry County South Carolina. Little River has a 2020 population of 9,792. Little River is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 9.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,960 in 2010. Little River reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Little River is $68,488 with a poverty rate of 9.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $940 per month, and the median house value is $175,400. The median age in Little River is 59.2 years, 58.7 years for males, and 59.6 years for females.

Little River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Little Riverwas:

  • White: 92.35%
  • Black or African American: 4.78%
  • Asian: 2.42%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Two or more races: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Little River, South Carolina is 9,792 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,792.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,960.

Little River, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,04392.35%
Black or African American4684.78%
Asian2372.42%
Some Other Race210.21%
Two or More Races160.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.07%
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Little River Population by Race

Little River Population Pyramid $2021

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Little River Median Age

59.2


Total

58.7


Male

59.6


Female

Little River Adults

There are 8,626 adults, (3,336 of whom are seniors) in Little River.

Little River Age Dependency

85.1

Age Dependency Ratio

63.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22

Child Dependency Ratio

Little River Sex Ratio

Female

5,038

51.45%

Male

4,754

48.55%

Little River Population by Age

Little River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Little River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female49.7%50.3%
Non Family65.9%34.1%
Male66.2%33.8%
All72.7%27.3%
Married86%14%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Little River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,885272.7
Non Family2,2521.2165.9
Married2,0182.4786
Female4793.4649.7
Male1363.0966.2

2.61

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

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Little River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1782.16%
9th to 12th Grade2623.18%
High School Graduate2,72833.08%
Some College2,08425.27%
Associates Degree98111.90%
Bachelors Degree1,43017.34%
Graduate Degree5847.08%
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Little River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Little River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,6517,2411,948
Black35633050
Hispanic136134
Asian8181
Other Race2121
2+ Races161616
Native American75

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 100.00%.

Little River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,750$35,445$32,255
Less Than 9th Grade$30,331$31,140$
High School Graduate$32,217$35,500$21,531
Some College$36,599$38,867$34,375
Bachelors Degree$34,025$$39,180
Graduate Degree$52,563$53,688$

$33,750

Average Earnings

$35,445

Average Male

$32,255

Average Female

Little River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Little River Language by Age

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Little River Language

97.26% of Little River residents speak only English, while 2.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Little River Language

Little River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,9288369.36%
Black4689019.23%
Hispanic13642.94%
Other2129.52%
Native7228.57%

9.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.05%

Male Poverty Rate

11.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Little River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Little River is Native, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Little River is Hispanic, with 2.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.73%.

Little River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.91%
High School8.43%
Some College6.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.32%

Little River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed17.65%
Female Employed9.24%
Male Employed1.01%

Little River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Little River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,156$68,488
Families$68,369$81,524
Married Families$74,861-
Non Families$38,964$51,630
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Income by Household Type

Little River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Little River Married by Age and Sex

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Little River 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 Over 65.

Little River Marital Status by Race

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Little River Marital Status

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1,277

Number of Veterans

1,251

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam758
First Gulf War260
Second Gulf War109
Korea94
World War II9

Little River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74617
75+258
35 to 54243
55 to 64125
18 to 3434

Little River Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,26715.56%
Black102.81%

Little River Veterans by Race

Little River Veterans by Education

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1.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Little River Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Little River Employment by Age

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Little River Employment by Race

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Little River 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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26.15%

Born in Little River

96.61%

Native Born

3.39%

Foreign Born

0.04%

Non Citizen

3.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.61% of Little River residents were born in the United States, with 26.15% having been born in South Carolina. 0.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Little River Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,7920.00%
20209,7920.00%
20199,7922692.82%
20189,5233153.42%
20179,208-31-0.34%
20169,239-378-3.93%
20159,6173443.71%
20149,273100.11%
20139,263-302-3.16%
20129,5655616.23%
20119,004440.49%
20108,9600.00%

Little River Population by Year