Walterboro, South Carolina Population 2021

5,364
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Walterboro is a city located in Colleton County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,364, it is the 62nd largest city in South Carolina and the 4575th largest city in the United States . Walterboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -0.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,398 in 2010. Walterboro reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Walterboro has a population density of 784 people per square mile.

The average household income in Walterboro is $43,738 with a poverty rate of 21.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $593 per month, and the median house value is $107,600. The median age in Walterboro is 37.9 years, 38.7 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Walterboro Demographics

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

  • White: 51.52%
  • Black or African American: 47.12%
  • Native American: 1.04%
  • Two or more races: 0.31%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Walterboro, South Carolina is 5,364 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,426.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,398.

Walterboro, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,82251.52%
Black or African American2,58147.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native571.04%
Two or More Races170.31%
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Walterboro Population by Race

Walterboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Walterboro Median Age

37.9


Total

38.7


Male

37


Female

Walterboro Adults

There are 4,225 adults, (1,167 of whom are seniors) in Walterboro.

Walterboro Age Dependency

79.1

Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Walterboro Sex Ratio

Female

3,444

62.88%

Male

2,033

37.12%

Walterboro Population by Age

Walterboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Walterboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%100%
Female28.8%71.2%
All51%49%
Non Family51.5%48.5%
Married64.2%35.8%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Walterboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5692.0851
Non Family1,3041.1151.5
Married7932.7364.2
Female4523.7228.8
Male201.650

3.03

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

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Walterboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2386.59%
9th to 12th Grade2055.68%
High School Graduate1,35037.41%
Some College74720.70%
Associates Degree2847.87%
Bachelors Degree46612.91%
Graduate Degree3198.84%
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Walterboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walterboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,0311,903635
Black1,5131,205134
Native American494916
Hispanic169

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 32.65%.

Walterboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,235$31,875$21,203
Less Than 9th Grade$19,583$25,114$
High School Graduate$19,965$19,747$20,524
Some College$$41,385$21,182
Bachelors Degree$41,543$40,771$68,984
Graduate Degree$47,250$$58,500

$22,235

Average Earnings

$31,875

Average Male

$21,203

Average Female

Walterboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walterboro Language by Age

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Walterboro Language

99.82% of Walterboro residents speak only English, while 0.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.18% of the population.

Walterboro Language

Walterboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,52972628.71%
White2,72138114.00%
Multiple1717100.00%

21.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.14%

Male Poverty Rate

24.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walterboro

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walterboro is White, with 14.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.30%.

Walterboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.72%
High School13.78%
Some College7.53%
Bachelors or Greater3.10%

Walterboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.10%
Male Unemployed21.31%
Female Employed12.01%
Male Employed2.49%

Walterboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walterboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,900$43,738
Families$40,625$57,938
Married Families$52,979-
Non Families$26,379$29,695
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Income by Household Type

Walterboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

29.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Walterboro Married by Age and Sex

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Walterboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Walterboro Marital Status by Race

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Walterboro Marital Status

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296

Number of Veterans

285

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam121
Korea73
First Gulf War53
Second Gulf War21
World War II

Walterboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+131
65 to 7492
55 to 6444
35 to 5429
18 to 34

Walterboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1727.54%
Black884.64%
Native American3673.47%

Walterboro Veterans by Race

Walterboro Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walterboro Veterans by Education

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Walterboro Employment by Age

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Walterboro Employment by Race

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Walterboro 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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77.73%

Born in Walterboro

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Walterboro residents were born in the United States, with 77.73% having been born in South Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Walterboro Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,364-31-0.57%
20205,395-31-0.57%
20195,426-31-0.57%
20185,457-15-0.27%
20175,472-31-0.56%
20165,503-7-0.13%
20155,510-27-0.49%
20145,537-42-0.75%
20135,579-78-1.38%
20125,657-68-1.19%
20115,725-67-1.16%
20105,7926391.18%
20005,153-339-0.64%
19905,492-717-1.22%
19806,209-48-0.08%
19706,2578401.45%
19605,4178011.61%
19504,6161,2433.19%
19403,3737812.67%
19302,5920.00%

Walterboro Population by Year