Walterboro, South Carolina Population 2020

5,428

Walterboro is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,428, it is the 59th largest city in South Carolina and the 4527th largest city in the United States. Walterboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually but its population has increased by 0.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,398 in 2010. Walterboro reached it's highest population of 6,257 in 1970. Spanning over 7 miles, Walterboro has a population density of 793 people per square mile.

The average household income in Walterboro is $40,727 with a poverty rate of 25.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $705 per month, and the median house value is $113,200. The median age in Walterboro is 34.2 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 65.4 males.

Walterboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.43%
  • White: 42.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.63%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Two or more races: 0.15%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Walterboro, South Carolina is 5,428, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,468.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,398.

Walterboro, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,88552.43%
White2,36442.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2003.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native460.84%
Two or More Races80.15%

Walterboro Population Pyramid 2020

Walterboro Median Age

34.2


Total

33.3


Male

35.7


Female

Walterboro Adults

There are 3,996 adults, (1,004 of whom are seniors) in Walterboro.

Walterboro Age Dependency

83.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Walterboro Sex Ratio

Female

3,327

60.46%

Male

2,176

39.54%

Walterboro Households and Families

Walterboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Walterboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.6%29.4%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
All48.2%51.8%
Female23.4%76.6%
Male13.5%86.5%

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3102.3248.2
Non Family1,0571.1549.1
Married6503.0470.6
Female5513.4723.4
Male524.9213.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

9.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Walterboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2637.80%
9th to 12th Grade1985.87%
High School Graduate1,29338.33%
Some College66019.57%
Associates Degree2005.93%
Bachelors Degree42312.54%
Graduate Degree3369.96%

Walterboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6631,566582
Black1,5751,263161
Islander7927
Native American464616
Hispanic1010

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 white people with a rate of 35.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,901$26,226$21,502
Less Than High School$19,122$21,389$18,108
High School Grad$19,534$19,095$19,923
Some College$22,493$39,750$21,324
Bachelors Degree$33,854$34,688$
Graduate Degree$43,839$$43,884

$21,901

Average Earnings

$26,226

Average Male

$21,502

Average Female

Walterboro Language

Walterboro Language by Age

Walterboro Language

98.09% of Walterboro residents speak only English, while 1.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Walterboro Poverty

Walterboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,83290531.96%
White2,27141818.41%
Islander2005226.00%
Multiple88100.00%

25.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.01%

Male Poverty Rate

28.07%

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 18.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.57%
High School15.65%
Some College9.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.14%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed73.62%
Female Unemployed66.32%
Female Employed16.37%
Male Employed6.97%

Walterboro Income

Walterboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,359$40,727
Families$37,589$50,724
Married Families$52,750-
Non Families$24,952$28,300

Walterboro Marital Status

Walterboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Walterboro Married by Age and Sex

Walterboro 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 45-54.

Walterboro Marital Status by Race

Walterboro Veterans

264

Number of Veterans

257

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam127
Korea66
First Gulf War39
World War II
Second Gulf War

$Walterboro Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walterboro Employment Status

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Walterboro 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

77.72%

Born in South Carolina

98.56%

Native Born

1.44%

Foreign Born

1.44%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.56% of Walterboro residents were born in the United States, with 77.72% having been born in South Carolina. 1.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,428-20-0.37%
20195,448-20-0.37%
20185,468-20-0.36%
20175,488-20-0.36%
20165,508-3-0.05%
20155,511-27-0.49%
20145,538-42-0.75%
20135,580-75-1.33%
20125,655-65-1.14%
20115,720-68-1.17%
20105,7886351.17%
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%