Walterboro, South Carolina Population 2024

5,417

Walterboro is a city located in Colleton County South Carolina. Walterboro has a 2024 population of 5,417. Walterboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -1.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,511 in 2020.

The average household income in Walterboro is $58,658 with a poverty rate of 22.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Walterboro is 40.4 years, 43.8 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Walterboro Demographics

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

  • White: 50.72%
  • Black or African American: 42.14%
  • Asian: 3.06%
  • Two or more races: 2.57%
  • Native American: 1.5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
791.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.71% (-94)
The current population of Walterboro, South Carolina is 5,417 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,511.

Walterboro, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,79750.72%
Black or African American2,32442.14%
Asian1693.06%
Two or more races1422.57%
Native American831.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Walterboro Population by Race

Walterboro Population Pyramid 2024

Walterboro Median Age

40.4

Total

43.8

Male

36.2

Female

Walterboro Adults

There are 4,275 adults, (1,081 of whom are seniors) in Walterboro.

Walterboro Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Walterboro Sex Ratio

Female3,14356.99%
Male2,37243.01%

Walterboro Population by Age

Walterboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2752.3548.251.8
Married8862.8367.632.4
Non Family7741.5638.461.6
Female5182.4120.579.5
Male974.0597.92.1

2.66

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Walterboro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2265.81%
9th to 12th Grade55514.27%
High School Graduate1,16029.82%
Some College72018.51%
Associates Degree43811.26%
Bachelors Degree50112.88%
Graduate Degree2907.46%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Walterboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walterboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,9841,871477
Black1,6541,098175
Asian131131130
Hispanic12199
2+ Races4500

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 99.24%.

Walterboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,154$43,157$23,938
Less Than 9th Grade$40,279$36,813$40,444
High School Graduate$28,110$29,653$23,500
Some College$23,410$0$18,696
Bachelors Degree$34,618$46,232$33,340
Graduate Degree$69,583$45,865$102,768

$34,154

Average Earnings

$43,157

Average Male

$23,938

Average Female

Walterboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walterboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Walterboro Language

95.17% of Walterboro residents speak only English, while 4.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.03% of the population.

Walterboro Language

Walterboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,28779634.81%
White2,46227811.29%
Asian16910863.91%
Multiple1422517.61%

22.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.56%

Male Poverty Rate

29.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walterboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walterboro is Asian, with 63.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walterboro is White, with 11.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.39%.

Walterboro Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.28%
High School21.33%
Some College16.8%
Bachelors or Greater10.59%

Walterboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed15.16%
Male Employed3.52%
Female Unemployed0%

Walterboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walterboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,119$58,658
Families$52,069$67,164
Married Families$61,729$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,182$41,210

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Walterboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Walterboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Walterboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Walterboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

253

Number of Veterans

253

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam136
Korea45
First Gulf War40
Second Gulf War39
World War II0

Walterboro Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74136
75+65
55 to 6447
35 to 545
18 to 340

Walterboro Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1878.22%
Black663.7%

Walterboro Veterans by Race

Walterboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walterboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Walterboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Walterboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Walterboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.4%

Born in Walterboro

95.41%

Native Born

4.59%

Foreign Born

4.57%

Non Citizen

0.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.41% of Walterboro residents were born in the United States, with 67.4% having been born in South Carolina. 4.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Walterboro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,299-24-0.45%
20285,323-23-0.43%
20275,346-24-0.45%
20265,370-23-0.43%
20255,393-24-0.44%
20245,417-23-0.42%
20235,440-24-0.44%
20225,464-12-0.22%
20215,476-35-0.64%
20205,5111061.96%
20195,405-36-0.66%
20185,441-13-0.24%
20175,454-25-0.46%
20165,479-3-0.05%
20155,482-29-0.53%
20145,511-41-0.74%
20135,552-77-1.37%
20125,629-65-1.14%
20115,694-68-1.18%
20105,76260911.82%
20005,153-339-6.17%
19905,492-717-11.55%
19806,209-48-0.77%
19706,25784015.51%
19605,41780117.35%
19504,6161,24336.85%
19403,37378130.13%
19302,59200%
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Walterboro Population by Year