Ware Shoals, South Carolina Population 2024

1,693

Ware Shoals is a city located in Abbeville County, Greenwood County, and Laurens County South Carolina. Ware Shoals has a 2024 population of 1,693. Ware Shoals is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,703 in 2020.

The average household income in Ware Shoals is $53,215 with a poverty rate of 48.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ware Shoals is 32.7 years, 37.1 years for males, and 30.4 years for females.

Ware Shoals Demographics

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

  • White: 75.03%
  • Black or African American: 20.94%
  • Two or more races: 4.03%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
516.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.59% (-10)
The current population of Ware Shoals, South Carolina is 1,693 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,703.

Ware Shoals, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,45175.03%
Black or African American40520.94%
Two or more races784.03%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Ware Shoals Population by Race

Ware Shoals Population Pyramid 2024

Ware Shoals Median Age

32.7

Total

37.1

Male

30.4

Female

Ware Shoals Adults

There are 1,267 adults, (356 of whom are seniors) in Ware Shoals.

Ware Shoals Age Dependency

112.3

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

73.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ware Shoals Sex Ratio

Female99651.5%
Male93848.5%

Ware Shoals Population by Age

Ware Shoals Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6932.7261.538.5
Non Family2791.1365.934.1
Married2053.8277.622.4
Female1113.0557.742.3
Male984.5419.480.6

3.69

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ware Shoals Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade978.48%
9th to 12th Grade22419.58%
High School Graduate43738.2%
Some College18015.73%
Associates Degree13411.71%
Bachelors Degree514.46%
Graduate Degree211.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ware Shoals Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ware Shoals Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White68657163
Black3361640
Hispanic92640
2+ Races30249

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 83.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 30%.

Ware Shoals Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,141$33,767$23,304
Less Than 9th Grade$18,398$28,214$13,904
High School Graduate$32,930$33,809$23,906
Some College$29,014$60,066$27,756
Bachelors Degree$42,083$58,750$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$29,141

Average Earnings

$33,767

Average Male

$23,304

Average Female

Ware Shoals Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ware Shoals Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ware Shoals Language

89.95% of Ware Shoals residents speak only English, while 10.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.71% of the population.

Ware Shoals Language

Ware Shoals Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic389389100%
White1,06230528.72%
Black40521954.07%
Multiple781620.51%

48.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.94%

Male Poverty Rate

54.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ware Shoals

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ware Shoals is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ware Shoals is Multiple, with 20.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 29.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.28%.

Ware Shoals Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade64.49%
High School31.12%
Bachelors or Greater23.61%
Some College21.97%

Ware Shoals Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed33.94%
Male Unemployed12.5%
Female Employed11.15%
Female Unemployed0%

Ware Shoals Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ware Shoals Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$32,754$53,215
Families$34,688$48,765
Married Families$39,313$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,635$58,936

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ware Shoals Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ware Shoals Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ware Shoals 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.

Ware Shoals Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ware Shoals Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

62

Number of Veterans

56

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War23
Vietnam18
First Gulf War10
Korea1
World War II0

Ware Shoals Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5429
65 to 7414
55 to 6410
75+9
18 to 340

Ware Shoals Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White546.02%
Black41.19%
2+ Races411.76%

Ware Shoals Veterans by Race

Ware Shoals Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ware Shoals Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Ware Shoals Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ware Shoals Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ware Shoals 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

73.99%

Born in Ware Shoals

98.97%

Native Born

1.03%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.97% of Ware Shoals residents were born in the United States, with 73.99% having been born in South Carolina. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ware Shoals Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,680-3-0.18%
20281,683-2-0.12%
20271,685-3-0.18%
20261,688-2-0.12%
20251,690-3-0.18%
20241,693-2-0.12%
20231,695-3-0.18%
20221,69820.12%
20211,696-7-0.41%
20201,703-453-21.01%
20192,15630.14%
20182,15310.05%
20172,152-3-0.14%
20162,155-1-0.05%
20152,15640.19%
20142,152-7-0.32%
20132,159-7-0.32%
20122,166-1-0.05%
20112,167-5-0.23%
20102,17200%

Ware Shoals Population by Year