Orangeburg, South Carolina Population 2020

12,749

Orangeburg is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 12,749, it is the 33rd largest city in South Carolina and the 2603rd largest city in the United States. Orangeburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.60% annually and its population has decreased by -8.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,964 in 2010. Orangeburg reached it's highest population of 15,322 in 1950. Spanning over 9 miles, Orangeburg has a population density of 1,415 people per square mile.

The average household income in Orangeburg is $46,791 with a poverty rate of 26.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $689 per month, and the median house value is $117,500. The median age in Orangeburg is 29.9 years, 26.8 years for males, and 32.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males.

Orangeburg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 73.55%
  • White: 22.25%
  • Two or more races: 2.24%
  • Other race: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
  • Asian: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.07%
The current population of Orangeburg, South Carolina is 12,749, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,903.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,964.

Orangeburg, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202085,456-739-0.86%
201986,195-739-0.86%
201886,934-739-0.85%
201787,673-778-0.89%
201688,451-719-0.81%
201589,170-871-0.98%
201490,041-626-0.70%
201390,667-788-0.87%
201291,455-230-0.25%
201191,685-635-0.69%
201092,3200.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,65073.55%
White2,91922.25%
Two or More Races2942.24%
Some Other Race890.68%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander830.63%
Asian760.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.07%

Orangeburg Population Pyramid 2020

Orangeburg Median Age

29.9


Total

26.8


Male

32.4


Female

Orangeburg Adults

There are 10,424 adults, (1,834 of whom are seniors) in Orangeburg.

Orangeburg Age Dependency

52.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Orangeburg Sex Ratio

Female

6,853

52.23%

Male

6,267

47.77%

Orangeburg Households and Families

Orangeburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Orangeburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72%28%
All43%57%
Non Family35.9%64.1%
Female25%75%
Male13.8%86.2%

43.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2372.5143
Non Family2,0781.1435.9
Married1,1833.9372
Female7883.7525
Male1883.5913.8

3.81

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Orangeburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2693.56%
9th to 12th Grade5987.91%
High School Graduate1,56120.64%
Some College2,00826.55%
Associates Degree1,04813.86%
Bachelors Degree1,38618.33%
Graduate Degree6939.16%

Orangeburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,1634,5021,315
White2,1751,999662
Hispanic11210680
Other Race747451
Multiple Races3415
Islander333315
Asian1010
Native American61

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 hispanic people with a rate of 71.43%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,057$26,669$21,707
Less Than High School$16,589$9,792$19,150
High School Grad$20,114$25,033$12,888
Some College$22,094$25,221$20,442
Bachelors Degree$35,417$40,951$29,013
Graduate Degree$46,500$37,667$52,778

$25,057

Average Earnings

$26,669

Average Male

$21,707

Average Female

Orangeburg Language

Orangeburg Language by Age

Orangeburg Language

94.45% of Orangeburg residents speak only English, while 5.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.53% of the population.

Orangeburg Poverty

Orangeburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,7462,39230.88%
Hispanic42719846.37%
White2,3231084.65%
Islander8383100.00%
Asian523873.08%
Multiple222114.95%
Native44100.00%

26.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.48%

Male Poverty Rate

26.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orangeburg

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orangeburg is White, with 4.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.26%.

Name Poverty
High School29.08%
Less Than High School27.06%
Some College15.00%
Bachelors or Greater14.31%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.41%
Male Unemployed35.68%
Female Employed15.69%
Male Employed13.62%

Orangeburg Income

Orangeburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,881$46,791
Families$44,161$63,935
Married Families$78,104-
Non Families$20,412$28,876

Orangeburg Marital Status

Orangeburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

25.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.2%

Male Marriage Rate

23.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Orangeburg Married by Age and Sex

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

Orangeburg Veterans

575

Number of Veterans

567

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam205
First Gulf War107
Second Gulf War95
Korea36
World War II34

$Orangeburg Veterans by Education

11.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orangeburg Employment Status

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

44.5%

Employment Rate

12.6%

Unemployment Rate

Orangeburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.45%

Born in South Carolina

97.58%

Native Born

2.42%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.58% of Orangeburg residents were born in the United States, with 73.45% having been born in South Carolina. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,749-77-0.60%
201912,826-77-0.60%
201812,903-140-1.07%
201713,043-77-0.59%
201613,12010.01%
201513,119-278-2.08%
201413,397-165-1.22%
201313,562-272-1.97%
201213,834-36-0.26%
201113,870-86-0.62%
201013,9561,1910.90%
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%