Pacolet, South Carolina Population 2024

2,516

Pacolet is a city located in Cherokee County, Spartanburg County, and Union County South Carolina. Pacolet has a 2024 population of 2,516. Pacolet is currently growing at a rate of 2.32% annually and its population has increased by 9.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,288 in 2020.

The average household income in Pacolet is $53,384 with a poverty rate of 15.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pacolet is 48.1 years, 43.8 years for males, and 54.3 years for females.

Pacolet Demographics

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

  • White: 76.09%
  • Black or African American: 19.49%
  • Two or more races: 3.4%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Other race: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
435.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.97% (228)
The current population of Pacolet, South Carolina is 2,516 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,288.

Pacolet, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,49976.09%
Black or African American38419.49%
Two or more races673.4%
Native American160.81%
Other race40.2%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pacolet Population by Race

Pacolet Population Pyramid 2024

Pacolet Median Age

48.1

Total

43.8

Male

54.3

Female

Pacolet Adults

There are 1,604 adults, (502 of whom are seniors) in Pacolet.

Pacolet Age Dependency

78.8

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pacolet Sex Ratio

Female1,02251.88%
Male94848.12%

Pacolet Population by Age

Pacolet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9352.169.730.3
Non Family4341.0967.332.7
Married2782.8583.116.9
Female1432.8453.146.9
Male803.6166.333.8

2.91

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pacolet Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade533.6%
9th to 12th Grade17111.6%
High School Graduate60741.18%
Some College27518.66%
Associates Degree1469.91%
Bachelors Degree18412.48%
Graduate Degree382.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pacolet Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pacolet Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,159978185
Black27524121
2+ Races20138
Native American16148
Other Race440
Hispanic440

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50%.

Pacolet Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,879$38,618$33,008
Less Than 9th Grade$27,153$0$0
High School Graduate$32,171$38,243$23,701
Some College$36,576$37,361$36,071
Bachelors Degree$46,528$0$45,694
Graduate Degree$75,966$0$76,172

$35,879

Average Earnings

$38,618

Average Male

$33,008

Average Female

Pacolet Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pacolet Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pacolet Language

99.57% of Pacolet residents speak only English, while 0.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.21% of the population.

Pacolet Language

Pacolet Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,49119713.21%
Black3689425.54%
Native16425%

15.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.76%

Male Poverty Rate

14.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pacolet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pacolet is Black, with 25.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pacolet is White, with 13.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.97%.

Pacolet Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.79%
High School17.96%
Some College11.4%
Bachelors or Greater5.86%

Pacolet Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed74.14%
Female Employed3.88%
Male Employed1.27%

Pacolet Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pacolet Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$44,894$53,384
Families$59,145$69,400
Married Families$66,591$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,964$34,705

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pacolet Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

29.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pacolet Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pacolet Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pacolet Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pacolet Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

143

Number of Veterans

138

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam86
Korea26
Second Gulf War9
First Gulf War9
World War II0

Pacolet Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+79
55 to 6431
65 to 7419
35 to 5414
18 to 340

Pacolet Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White12710.17%
Black165.44%

Pacolet Veterans by Race

Pacolet Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pacolet Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Pacolet Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pacolet Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pacolet 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

80.86%

Born in Pacolet

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Pacolet residents were born in the United States, with 80.86% having been born in South Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pacolet Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,801572.08%
20282,744572.12%
20272,687572.17%
20262,630572.22%
20252,573572.27%
20242,516572.32%
20232,459572.37%
20222,402723.09%
20212,330421.84%
20202,288-267-10.45%
20192,555512.04%
20182,504632.58%
20172,441461.92%
20162,395321.35%
20152,363281.2%
20142,335200.86%
20132,315150.65%
20122,300140.61%
20112,28690.4%
20102,27700%

Pacolet Population by Year