Wedgefield, South Carolina Population 2024

2,162

Wedgefield is a city located in Sumter County South Carolina. Wedgefield has a 2024 population of 2,162. Wedgefield is currently growing at a rate of 2.66% annually and its population has increased by 12.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,916 in 2020.

The average household income in Wedgefield is $59,322 with a poverty rate of 19.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wedgefield is 33.4 years, 29.5 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Wedgefield Demographics

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

  • White: 71.66%
  • Black or African American: 23.32%
  • Two or more races: 4.39%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
254.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.84% (246)
The current population of Wedgefield, South Carolina is 2,162 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,916.

Wedgefield, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,46971.66%
Black or African American47823.32%
Two or more races904.39%
Native American130.63%
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

Wedgefield Population by Race

Wedgefield Population Pyramid 2024

Wedgefield Median Age

33.4

Total

29.5

Male

36.2

Female

Wedgefield Adults

There are 1,488 adults, (134 of whom are seniors) in Wedgefield.

Wedgefield Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

9.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wedgefield Sex Ratio

Female99348.44%
Male1,05751.56%

Wedgefield Population by Age

Wedgefield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7672.676733
Married3913.5788.511.5
Female1612.1612.487.6
Non Family13601000
Male792.1615.284.8

2.99

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wedgefield Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade342.91%
9th to 12th Grade16113.77%
High School Graduate35330.2%
Some College45538.92%
Associates Degree474.02%
Bachelors Degree413.51%
Graduate Degree786.67%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wedgefield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wedgefield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White89272172
Black22420033
2+ Races474714
Hispanic141414
Native American660

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Wedgefield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$28,826$0$27,841
Less Than 9th Grade$42,448$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Some College$21,976$0$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$28,826

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$27,841

Average Female

Wedgefield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wedgefield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wedgefield Language

98.71% of Wedgefield residents speak only English, while 1.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.

Wedgefield Language

Wedgefield Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,46922715.45%
Black47816734.94%

19.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.8%

Male Poverty Rate

15.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wedgefield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wedgefield is Black, with 34.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wedgefield is White, with 15.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 18.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.42%.

Wedgefield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School40.79%
Some College29.08%
Less Than 9th Grade10.26%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Wedgefield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed29.64%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed11.7%
Female Unemployed0%

Wedgefield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wedgefield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$39,750$59,322
Families$50,750$65,266
Married Families$83,177$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,167$29,707

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wedgefield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wedgefield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wedgefield 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 Over 65.

Wedgefield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wedgefield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

185

Number of Veterans

173

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War44
Second Gulf War41
Vietnam32
Korea8
World War II0

Wedgefield Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6463
18 to 3441
75+37
65 to 7426
35 to 5418

Wedgefield Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White18517.89%

Wedgefield Veterans by Race

Wedgefield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wedgefield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.7%

Labor Force Participation

69.6%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wedgefield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wedgefield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wedgefield 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

57.46%

Born in Wedgefield

96.73%

Native Born

3.27%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

3.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.73% of Wedgefield residents were born in the United States, with 57.46% having been born in South Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wedgefield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,162562.66%
20232,106562.73%
20222,050562.81%
20211,994784.07%
20201,916-78-3.91%
20191,9941296.92%
20181,865-62-3.22%
20171,927995.42%
20161,82827517.71%
20151,55321616.16%
20141,337382.93%
20131,29917115.16%
20121,128-146-11.46%
20111,274-341-21.11%
20101,61500%

Wedgefield Population by Year