Wagener, South Carolina Population 2021

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Wagener is a city located in Aiken County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 851, it is the 164th largest city in South Carolina and the 11006th largest city in the United States . Wagener is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 6.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 797 in 2010. Wagener reached it's highest population of 851 in 2021. Spanning over 1 miles, Wagener has a population density of 725 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wagener is $53,760 with a poverty rate of 29.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $563 per month, and the median house value is $84,500. The median age in Wagener is 39.9 years, 33.2 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Wagener Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.29%
  • White: 33.80%
  • Asian: 2.91%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Wagener, South Carolina is 851 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 830.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 797.

Wagener, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American54363.29%
White29033.80%
Asian252.91%
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Wagener Population by Race

Wagener Population Pyramid $2021

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Wagener Median Age

39.9


Total

33.2


Male

44.6


Female

Wagener Adults

There are 656 adults, (142 of whom are seniors) in Wagener.

Wagener Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wagener Sex Ratio

Female

480

55.94%

Male

378

44.06%

Wagener Population by Age

Wagener Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wagener Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
Male66.7%33.3%
All60.6%39.4%
Non Family54.2%45.8%
Female39.7%60.3%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wagener Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3202.5560.6
Married1332.6781.2
Female1163.1239.7
Non Family591.0754.2
Male123.0866.7

2.88

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Wagener Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade132.15%
9th to 12th Grade7312.09%
High School Graduate24540.56%
Some College15225.17%
Associates Degree335.46%
Bachelors Degree6711.09%
Graduate Degree213.48%
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Wagener Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wagener Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black35628245
White23022339
Asian116
Hispanic774

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 57.14%.

Wagener Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,477$40,278$29,000
Less Than 9th Grade$15,833$31,750$
High School Graduate$34,500$39,688$28,594
Some College$35,625$42,500$33,750
Bachelors Degree$30,833$$30,833
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,477

Average Earnings

$40,278

Average Male

$29,000

Average Female

Wagener Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wagener Language by Age

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Wagener Language

98.27% of Wagener residents speak only English, while 1.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.36% of the population.

Wagener Language

Wagener Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black53921840.45%
White2622710.31%

29.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.81%

Male Poverty Rate

35.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wagener

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wagener is Black, with 40.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wagener is White, with 10.31% 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 29.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.16%.

Wagener Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade69.77%
High School22.45%
Bachelors or Greater9.09%
Some College0.00%

Wagener Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.90%
Male Unemployed30.43%
Female Employed7.82%
Male Employed0.00%

Wagener Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wagener Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,219$53,760
Families$41,250$59,121
Married Families$61,250-
Non Families$30,313$28,144
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Income by Household Type

Wagener Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

36.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wagener Married by Age and Sex

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Wagener 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 55-64.

Wagener Marital Status by Race

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Wagener Marital Status

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41

Number of Veterans

26

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War9
First Gulf War5
World War II4
Vietnam4
Korea

Wagener Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6411
35 to 5411
18 to 349
65 to 746
75+4

Wagener Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black287.51%
White134.78%

Wagener Veterans by Race

Wagener Veterans by Education

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4.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wagener Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

19.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wagener Employment by Age

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Wagener Employment by Race

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Wagener 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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81.47%

Born in Wagener

99.07%

Native Born

0.93%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.07% of Wagener residents were born in the United States, with 81.47% having been born in South Carolina. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wagener Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202185170.83%
202084470.84%
201983770.84%
201883020.24%
201782830.36%
201682570.86%
201581860.74%
201481210.12%
201381120.25%
201280981.00%
201180130.38%
20107980.00%

Wagener Population by Year