Wellford, South Carolina Population 2021

2,826
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Wellford is a city located in Spartanburg County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,826, it is the 93rd largest city in South Carolina and the 6424th largest city in the United States . Wellford is currently growing at a rate of 1.95% annually and its population has increased by 18.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,378 in 2010. Wellford reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Wellford has a population density of 657 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wellford is $49,754 with a poverty rate of 17.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $784 per month, and the median house value is $106,200. The median age in Wellford is 36.4 years, 34.9 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Wellford Demographics

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

  • White: 46.95%
  • Black or African American: 39.69%
  • Two or more races: 6.53%
  • Asian: 4.90%
  • Native American: 1.74%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wellford, South Carolina is 2,826 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,718.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,378.

Wellford, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,21646.95%
Black or African American1,02839.69%
Two or More Races1696.53%
Asian1274.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native451.74%
Some Other Race50.19%
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Wellford Population by Race

Wellford Population Pyramid $2021

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Wellford Median Age

36.4


Total

34.9


Male

38.5


Female

Wellford Adults

There are 1,928 adults, (422 of whom are seniors) in Wellford.

Wellford Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Wellford Sex Ratio

Female

1,321

51.00%

Male

1,269

49.00%

Wellford Population by Age

Wellford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wellford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female39%61%
All60.7%39.3%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Married69.8%30.2%
Male71.2%28.8%

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wellford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9442.7260.7
Married3683.6169.8
Non Family2981.2361.7
Female2053.339
Male732.7171.2

3.33

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Wellford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade542.99%
9th to 12th Grade29716.46%
High School Graduate65636.36%
Some College47826.50%
Associates Degree1387.65%
Bachelors Degree1397.71%
Graduate Degree422.33%
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Wellford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wellford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black83168138
White752603118
Hispanic94797
2+ Races584018
Asian4425
Native American2525
Other Race5

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 2+ races people with a rate of 31.03%.

Wellford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,087$33,476$23,221
Less Than 9th Grade$13,920$21,685$7,500
High School Graduate$28,809$29,746$25,735
Some College$32,500$34,596$21,992
Bachelors Degree$26,940$53,750$25,750
Graduate Degree$50,750$$45,714

$30,087

Average Earnings

$33,476

Average Male

$23,221

Average Female

Wellford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wellford Language by Age

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Wellford Language

96.14% of Wellford residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.82% of the population.

Wellford Language

Wellford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,03822321.48%
Asian12712396.85%
Black1,019858.34%
Multiple16995.33%
Hispanic19552.56%
Other55100.00%

17.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.74%

Male Poverty Rate

20.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wellford

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wellford is Hispanic, with 2.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.80%.

Wellford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.24%
Some College14.71%
High School9.37%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Wellford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed30.19%
Female Employed8.30%
Male Employed6.40%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wellford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wellford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,625$49,754
Families$50,156$55,479
Married Families$62,742-
Non Families$22,083$34,457
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Income by Household Type

Wellford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wellford Married by Age and Sex

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Wellford 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.

Wellford Marital Status by Race

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Wellford Marital Status

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139

Number of Veterans

115

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam41
Second Gulf War20
World War II14
Korea6
First Gulf War5

Wellford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+45
55 to 6436
35 to 5429
65 to 7423
18 to 346

Wellford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White738.23%
Black626.90%
2+ Races46.25%

Wellford Veterans by Race

Wellford Veterans by Education

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3.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wellford Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wellford Employment by Age

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Wellford Employment by Race

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Wellford 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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71.08%

Born in Wellford

96.87%

Native Born

3.13%

Foreign Born

2.16%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.87% of Wellford residents were born in the United States, with 71.08% having been born in South Carolina. 2.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wellford Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,826541.95%
20202,772541.99%
20192,718542.03%
20182,664692.66%
20172,595501.96%
20162,545371.48%
20152,508311.25%
20142,477210.86%
20132,456180.74%
20122,438170.70%
20112,42180.33%
20102,4130.00%

Wellford Population by Year