Orangeburg, South Carolina Population 2021

12,402
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Orangeburg is a city located in Orangeburg County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 12,402, it is the 36th largest city in South Carolina and the 2656th largest city in the United States . Orangeburg is currently declining at a rate of -1.01% annually and its population has decreased by -11.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,964 in 2010. Orangeburg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Orangeburg has a population density of 1,377 people per square mile.

The average household income in Orangeburg is $45,983 with a poverty rate of 27.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $699 per month, and the median house value is $105,600. The median age in Orangeburg is 31.9 years, 27.8 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

Orangeburg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 74.09%
  • White: 22.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.74%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.04%
The current population of Orangeburg, South Carolina is 12,402 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,654.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,964.

Orangeburg, South Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202184,499-838-0.99%
202085,337-838-0.98%
201986,175-838-0.97%
201887,013-658-0.76%
201787,671-748-0.85%
201688,419-740-0.84%
201589,159-890-1.00%
201490,049-624-0.69%
201390,673-788-0.87%
201291,461-236-0.26%
201191,697-624-0.68%
201092,3210.00%

Orangeburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,52974.09%
White2,95322.96%
Two or More Races1791.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander950.74%
Some Other Race550.43%
Asian450.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.04%
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Orangeburg Population by Race

Orangeburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Orangeburg Median Age

31.9


Total

27.8


Male

35.2


Female

Orangeburg Adults

There are 10,488 adults, (1,863 of whom are seniors) in Orangeburg.

Orangeburg Age Dependency

49.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Orangeburg Sex Ratio

Female

6,742

52.42%

Male

6,119

47.58%

Orangeburg Population by Age

Orangeburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Orangeburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family32%68%
Female33.7%66.3%
Male33.9%66.1%
All43.3%56.7%
Married70.8%29.2%

43.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Orangeburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4552.3343.3
Non Family2,1721.0932
Married1,2543.670.8
Female8523.3633.7
Male1773.6333.9

3.47

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Orangeburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2322.97%
9th to 12th Grade5577.13%
High School Graduate1,67921.49%
Some College1,89124.20%
Associates Degree1,22715.70%
Bachelors Degree1,24915.98%
Graduate Degree97912.53%
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Orangeburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orangeburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black5,3114,6951,375
White2,3112,152760
Hispanic11110276
Other Race383838
Islander373717
2+ Races2020
Asian1919
Native American5

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 other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Orangeburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,513$25,869$23,417
Less Than 9th Grade$19,800$8,625$21,420
High School Graduate$21,514$22,125$20,682
Some College$21,767$22,446$20,657
Bachelors Degree$34,627$40,506$29,250
Graduate Degree$42,174$39,622$45,023

$24,513

Average Earnings

$25,869

Average Male

$23,417

Average Female

Orangeburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orangeburg Language by Age

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Orangeburg Language

95.72% of Orangeburg residents speak only English, while 4.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.

Orangeburg Language

Orangeburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,5502,55033.77%
Hispanic24711345.75%
Islander9595100.00%
White2,519783.10%
Asian1414100.00%

27.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.18%

Male Poverty Rate

28.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orangeburg

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orangeburg is White, with 3.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.78%.

Orangeburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School32.32%
Less Than 9th Grade21.59%
Some College18.69%
Bachelors or Greater8.98%

Orangeburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.93%
Male Unemployed26.04%
Female Employed13.81%
Male Employed11.10%

Orangeburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orangeburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,455$45,983
Families$46,635$62,062
Married Families$78,294-
Non Families$21,343$28,661
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Income by Household Type

Orangeburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.8%

Male Marriage Rate

23.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Orangeburg Married by Age and Sex

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Orangeburg 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 55-64.

Orangeburg Marital Status by Race

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Orangeburg Marital Status

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530

Number of Veterans

514

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam161
First Gulf War85
Korea79
Second Gulf War44
World War II16

Orangeburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+166
35 to 54132
55 to 64117
65 to 74105
18 to 3410

Orangeburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black3063.98%
White2078.05%
Islander1745.95%

Orangeburg Veterans by Race

Orangeburg Veterans by Education

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15.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orangeburg Veterans by Education

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53.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Orangeburg Employment by Age

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Orangeburg Employment by Race

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Orangeburg 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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77.14%

Born in Orangeburg

97.96%

Native Born

2.04%

Foreign Born

1.27%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.96% of Orangeburg residents were born in the United States, with 77.14% having been born in South Carolina. 1.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Orangeburg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,402-126-1.01%
202012,528-126-1.00%
201912,654-126-0.99%
201812,780-107-0.83%
201712,887-111-0.85%
201612,998-2-0.02%
201513,000-283-2.13%
201413,283-160-1.19%
201313,443-272-1.98%
201213,715-38-0.28%
201113,753-84-0.61%
201013,8371,0720.81%
200012,765-974-0.73%
199013,739-1,194-0.83%
198014,9331,6811.20%
197013,252-600-0.44%
196013,852-1,470-1.00%
195015,3224,8013.83%
194010,5211,7451.83%
19308,7761,4861.87%
19207,2901,3842.13%
19105,9061,4512.86%
19004,4551,4914.16%
18902,9640.00%

Orangeburg Population by Year