Pickens, South Carolina Population 2020

3,114

Pickens is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,114, it is the 86th largest city in South Carolina and the 6129th largest city in the United States. Pickens is currently declining at a rate of -0.80% annually and its population has decreased by -0.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,126 in 2010. Pickens reached it's highest population of 3,199 in 1980. Spanning over 3 miles, Pickens has a population density of 1,101 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pickens is $45,169 with a poverty rate of 13.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $741 per month, and the median house value is $119,600. The median age in Pickens is 39.1 years, 33.7 years for males, and 39.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 115.7 males.

Pickens Demographics

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

  • White: 81.95%
  • Black or African American: 14.40%
  • Two or more races: 3.58%
  • Asian: 0.06%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Pickens, South Carolina is 3,114, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,164.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,126.

Pickens, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,58481.95%
Black or African American45414.40%
Two or More Races1133.58%
Asian20.06%

Pickens Population Pyramid 2020

Pickens Median Age

39.1


Total

33.7


Male

39.9


Female

Pickens Adults

There are 2,411 adults, (588 of whom are seniors) in Pickens.

Pickens Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pickens Sex Ratio

Female

1,462

46.37%

Male

1,691

53.63%

Pickens Households and Families

Pickens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pickens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.5%33.5%
Female50.6%49.4%
All48.4%51.6%
Non Family34.9%65.1%
Male32%68%

48.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2722.2948.4
Non Family4781.0434.9
Married4712.8166.5
Female1763.450.6
Male1473.3332

2.77

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

12.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pickens Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1878.59%
9th to 12th Grade30814.15%
High School Graduate75434.65%
Some College51723.76%
Associates Degree1446.62%
Bachelors Degree1958.96%
Graduate Degree713.26%

Pickens Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,7301,375207
Black40330459
Multiple Races39
Hispanic2
Asian22

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 black people with a rate of 14.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,678$28,348$29,426
Less Than High School$15,727$23,333$2,500
High School Grad$26,000$28,681$
Some College$30,321$27,833$32,179
Bachelors Degree$42,083$$41,548
Graduate Degree$57,589$$48,611

$28,678

Average Earnings

$28,348

Average Male

$29,426

Average Female

Pickens Language

Pickens Language by Age

Pickens Language

98.93% of Pickens residents speak only English, while 1.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Pickens Poverty

Pickens Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,3911907.95%
Black40111027.43%
Multiple9595100.00%

13.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.20%

Male Poverty Rate

15.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pickens

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pickens is White, with 7.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.74%
High School14.55%
Bachelors or Greater10.37%
Some College0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.48%
Male Employed11.82%
Female Employed7.50%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Pickens Income

Pickens Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,962$45,169
Families$47,828$56,643
Married Families$60,031-
Non Families$17,909$22,407

Pickens Marital Status

Pickens Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Pickens Married by Age and Sex

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

Pickens Veterans

147

Number of Veterans

123

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam76
Second Gulf War23
Korea22
First Gulf War19
World War II

$Pickens Veterans by Education

21.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pickens Employment Status

51.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pickens 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

60.26%

Born in South Carolina

99.46%

Native Born

0.54%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.46% of Pickens residents were born in the United States, with 60.26% having been born in South Carolina. 0.06% 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
20203,114-25-0.80%
20193,139-25-0.79%
20183,164130.41%
20173,151-25-0.79%
20163,176130.41%
20153,163511.64%
20143,1120.00%
20133,112-13-0.42%
20123,125100.32%
20113,11570.23%
20103,108960.31%
20003,012-30-0.10%
19903,042-157-0.50%
19803,1992450.80%
19702,9540.00%