Parker, South Carolina Population 2021

12,227
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Parker is a city located in South Carolina. Parker has a 2020 population of 12,227. Parker is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,431 in 2010. Parker reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Parker is $43,808 with a poverty rate of 28.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $780 per month, and the median house value is $81,400. The median age in Parker is 34.6 years, 33.9 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Parker Demographics

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

  • White: 64.69%
  • Black or African American: 20.09%
  • Other race: 11.31%
  • Native American: 2.63%
  • Two or more races: 0.92%
  • Asian: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Parker, South Carolina is 12,227 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,227.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,431.

Parker, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,91064.69%
Black or African American2,45620.09%
Some Other Race1,38311.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native3222.63%
Two or More Races1130.92%
Asian250.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.15%
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Parker Population by Race

Parker Population Pyramid $2021

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Parker Median Age

34.6


Total

33.9


Male

35.1


Female

Parker Adults

There are 8,916 adults, (1,389 of whom are seniors) in Parker.

Parker Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Parker Sex Ratio

Female

6,269

51.27%

Male

5,958

48.73%

Parker Population by Age

Parker Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Parker Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female25.5%74.5%
Male33.1%66.9%
All42.1%57.9%
Non Family42.3%57.7%
Married53.2%46.8%

42.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Parker Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3552.7842.1
Non Family1,9641.4242.3
Married1,3453.6953.2
Female7564.3125.5
Male2903.7733.1

3.73

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Parker Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,44617.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,55019.04%
High School Graduate2,35928.98%
Some College1,20814.84%
Associates Degree3554.36%
Bachelors Degree87510.75%
Graduate Degree3484.27%
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Parker Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Parker Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,7993,5251,057
Hispanic1,72137950
Black1,6051,232112
Other Race4958848
Native American171
2+ Races22224
Asian19
Islander18

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.03%.

Parker Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,152$27,166$22,641
Less Than 9th Grade$17,491$17,344$19,053
High School Graduate$25,932$29,236$23,177
Some College$29,453$32,367$20,403
Bachelors Degree$37,542$54,091$27,981
Graduate Degree$62,621$77,125$41,746

$25,152

Average Earnings

$27,166

Average Male

$22,641

Average Female

Parker Earnings by Educational Attainment

Parker Language by Age

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Parker Language

74.08% of Parker residents speak only English, while 25.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.29% of the population.

Parker Language

Parker Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,5401,62045.76%
White6,0291,10018.25%
Black2,41674030.63%
Other1,38372052.06%
Native32210532.61%
Asian25728.00%

28.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.58%

Male Poverty Rate

27.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Parker

The race most likely to be in poverty in Parker is Other, with 52.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Parker is White, with 18.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.83%.

Parker Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.94%
High School16.50%
Some College15.74%
Bachelors or Greater8.42%

Parker Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.62%
Male Unemployed53.96%
Female Employed15.91%
Male Employed12.04%

Parker Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Parker Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,181$43,808
Families$37,911$51,549
Married Families$48,307-
Non Families$23,065$31,703
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Income by Household Type

Parker Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Parker Married by Age and Sex

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Parker 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 45-54.

Parker Marital Status by Race

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Parker Marital Status

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531

Number of Veterans

502

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War140
Second Gulf War113
Vietnam83
World War II40
Korea38

Parker Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64158
35 to 54141
75+117
65 to 7472
18 to 3443

Parker Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3936.33%
Black1035.80%
Hispanic371.91%
Other Race355.58%

Parker Veterans by Race

Parker Veterans by Education

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4.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Parker Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Parker Employment by Age

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Parker Employment by Race

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Parker 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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60.42%

Born in Parker

83.14%

Native Born

16.86%

Foreign Born

15.53%

Non Citizen

1.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.14% of Parker residents were born in the United States, with 60.42% having been born in South Carolina. 15.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Parker Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,2270.00%
202012,2270.00%
201912,227-623-4.85%
201812,8503102.47%
201712,540-203-1.59%
201612,7431721.37%
201512,5715844.87%
201411,9875054.40%
201311,482-483-4.04%
201211,9652542.17%
201111,7112802.45%
201011,4310.00%

Parker Population by Year