Tega Cay, South Carolina Population 2021

12,273
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Tega Cay is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 12,273, it is the 37th largest city in South Carolina and the 2671st largest city in the United States . Tega Cay is currently growing at a rate of 3.97% annually and its population has increased by 61.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,620 in 2010. Tega Cay reached it's highest population of 12,273 in 2021. Spanning over 5 miles, Tega Cay has a population density of 2,714 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tega Cay is $149,639 with a poverty rate of 0.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,453 per month, and the median house value is $331,100. The median age in Tega Cay is 40.7 years, 40.1 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Tega Cay Demographics

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

  • White: 93.20%
  • Asian: 3.02%
  • Black or African American: 2.02%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Two or more races: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tega Cay, South Carolina is 12,273 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,866.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,620.

Tega Cay, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,70493.20%
Asian3143.02%
Black or African American2102.02%
Some Other Race1171.12%
Two or More Races400.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.26%
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Tega Cay Population by Race

Tega Cay Population Pyramid $2021

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Tega Cay Median Age

40.7


Total

40.1


Male

41.5


Female

Tega Cay Adults

There are 7,317 adults, (1,327 of whom are seniors) in Tega Cay.

Tega Cay Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Tega Cay Sex Ratio

Female

5,299

50.89%

Male

5,113

49.11%

Tega Cay Population by Age

Tega Cay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tega Cay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Male100%0%
Married96.3%3.7%
All96%4%
Non Family92.5%7.5%

96.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tega Cay Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5312.9596
Married2,7893.2896.3
Non Family5181.0592.5
Female1983.21100
Male263.12100

3.25

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

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Tega Cay Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade400.59%
9th to 12th Grade821.20%
High School Graduate84412.40%
Some College1,20517.70%
Associates Degree6118.97%
Bachelors Degree2,49636.66%
Graduate Degree1,53022.47%
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Tega Cay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tega Cay Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,1326,0853,653
Hispanic312237118
Asian218218151
Black11911977
Other Race612121
Native American272727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Tega Cay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,755$95,053$55,522
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$53,674$62,049$50,259
Some College$60,125$70,987$55,039
Bachelors Degree$74,986$101,250$53,583
Graduate Degree$86,723$126,230$73,886

$69,755

Average Earnings

$95,053

Average Male

$55,522

Average Female

Tega Cay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tega Cay Language by Age

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Tega Cay Language

89.43% of Tega Cay residents speak only English, while 10.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.44% of the population.

Tega Cay Language

Tega Cay Poverty by Race

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0.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.00%

Male Poverty Rate

0.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tega Cay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tega Cay is White, with 0.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tega Cay is White, with 0.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 1.40%.

Tega Cay Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College1.60%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
High School0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Tega Cay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Tega Cay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tega Cay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$130,918$149,639
Families$137,983$163,930
Married Families$147,551-
Non Families$55,116$60,598
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Income by Household Type

Tega Cay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

71.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

75.8%

Male Marriage Rate

67.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Tega Cay Married by Age and Sex

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Tega Cay 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 35-44.

Tega Cay Marital Status by Race

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Tega Cay Marital Status

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520

Number of Veterans

492

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War203
First Gulf War172
Vietnam92
World War II34
Korea34

Tega Cay Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54265
65 to 7492
75+68
18 to 3449
55 to 6446

Tega Cay Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5037.35%
Hispanic12035.09%
Asian177.80%

Tega Cay Veterans by Race

Tega Cay Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tega Cay Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Tega Cay Employment by Age

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Tega Cay Employment by Race

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Tega Cay 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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13.28%

Born in Tega Cay

93.60%

Native Born

6.40%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

5.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.60% of Tega Cay residents were born in the United States, with 13.28% having been born in South Carolina. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Tega Cay Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,2734693.97%
202011,8044694.14%
201911,3354694.32%
201810,8665305.13%
201710,3364324.36%
20169,9043113.24%
20159,5934795.26%
20149,1146938.23%
20138,4213544.39%
20128,0671141.43%
20117,9531281.64%
20107,8253,7816.82%
20004,0441,0282.98%
19903,0164951.81%
19802,5210.00%

Tega Cay Population by Year