Pickens, South Carolina Population 2021

3,192
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Pickens is a city located in Pickens County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,192, it is the 83rd largest city in South Carolina and the 6064th largest city in the United States . Pickens is currently growing at a rate of 0.35% annually and its population has increased by 2.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,126 in 2010. Pickens reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Pickens has a population density of 1,129 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pickens is $44,699 with a poverty rate of 13.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $734 per month, and the median house value is $118,800. The median age in Pickens is 33.9 years, 32.8 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Pickens Demographics

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

  • White: 86.14%
  • Black or African American: 10.19%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Pickens, South Carolina is 3,192 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,170.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,126.

Pickens, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,72286.14%
Black or African American32210.19%
Two or More Races682.15%
Asian481.52%
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Pickens Population by Race

Pickens Population Pyramid $2021

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Pickens Median Age

33.9


Total

32.8


Male

39.2


Female

Pickens Adults

There are 2,273 adults, (578 of whom are seniors) in Pickens.

Pickens Age Dependency

86.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pickens Sex Ratio

Female

1,481

46.87%

Male

1,679

53.13%

Pickens Population by Age

Pickens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pickens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male31.2%68.8%
Non Family38.7%61.3%
All49.4%50.6%
Female60.3%39.7%
Married60.8%39.2%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pickens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1902.4549.4
Married5053.2560.8
Non Family4261.0438.7
Male1383.3631.2
Female1213.0360.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Pickens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1628.39%
9th to 12th Grade23612.22%
High School Graduate76439.54%
Some College33217.18%
Associates Degree1417.30%
Bachelors Degree21711.23%
Graduate Degree804.14%
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Pickens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pickens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,6091,328257
Black25616840
Asian3030
2+ Races27
Hispanic108

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 white people with a rate of 15.97%.

Pickens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,417$30,625$30,319
Less Than 9th Grade$$24,241$2,500
High School Graduate$28,575$29,870$
Some College$32,167$35,326$31,818
Bachelors Degree$42,772$$42,554
Graduate Degree$51,750$$50,917

$30,417

Average Earnings

$30,625

Average Male

$30,319

Average Female

Pickens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pickens Language by Age

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Pickens Language

96.61% of Pickens residents speak only English, while 3.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.63% of the population.

Pickens Language

Pickens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,5352158.48%
Black2627026.72%
Multiple5858100.00%
Asian4646100.00%

13.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.45%

Male Poverty Rate

15.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pickens

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pickens is White, with 8.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.52%.

Pickens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.50%
High School15.08%
Bachelors or Greater12.88%
Some College3.80%

Pickens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed54.29%
Male Employed10.86%
Female Employed8.96%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Pickens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pickens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,103$44,699
Families$50,752$55,012
Married Families$54,031-
Non Families$18,864$23,354
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Income by Household Type

Pickens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pickens Married by Age and Sex

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Pickens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pickens Marital Status by Race

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Pickens Marital Status

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152

Number of Veterans

128

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam80
Second Gulf War43
First Gulf War35
Korea7
World War II

Pickens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7481
35 to 5451
75+20
55 to 64
18 to 34

Pickens Veterans by Age

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Pickens Veterans by Race

Pickens Veterans by Education

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21.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pickens Veterans by Education

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pickens Employment by Age

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Pickens Employment by Race

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Pickens 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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67.25%

Born in Pickens

98.32%

Native Born

1.68%

Foreign Born

1.20%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.32% of Pickens residents were born in the United States, with 67.25% having been born in South Carolina. 1.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pickens Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,192110.35%
20203,181110.35%
20193,170110.35%
20183,159120.38%
20173,147-29-0.91%
20163,176120.38%
20153,164511.64%
20143,11330.10%
20133,110-15-0.48%
20123,12570.22%
20113,118100.32%
20103,108960.31%
20003,012-30-0.10%
19903,042-157-0.50%
19803,1992450.80%
19702,9540.00%

Pickens Population by Year