Williston, South Carolina Population 2020

2,866

Williston is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,866, it is the 92nd largest city in South Carolina and the 6373rd largest city in the United States. Williston is currently declining at a rate of -1.14% annually and its population has decreased by -8.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,139 in 2010. Williston reached it's highest population of 3,307 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Williston has a population density of 320 people per square mile.

The average household income in Williston is $45,522 with a poverty rate of 45.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $588 per month, and the median house value is $164,800. The median age in Williston is 37.2 years, 28.1 years for males, and 37.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 112.0 males.

Williston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 50.58%
  • White: 46.98%
  • Two or more races: 2.27%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Williston, South Carolina is 2,866, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,932.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,139.

Williston, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,51550.58%
White1,40746.98%
Two or More Races682.27%
Some Other Race50.17%

Williston Population Pyramid 2020

Williston Median Age

37.2


Total

28.1


Male

37.9


Female

Williston Adults

There are 1,960 adults, (394 of whom are seniors) in Williston.

Williston Age Dependency

91.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

66.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Williston Sex Ratio

Female

1,413

47.18%

Male

1,582

52.82%

Williston Households and Families

Williston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Williston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
All44.3%55.7%
Female37.6%62.4%
Non Family28.8%71.2%
Male26.6%73.4%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1592.5144.3
Non Family5351.0928.8
Married2893.0983.4
Female2714.4637.6
Male643.4826.6

3.66

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

1.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Williston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1116.45%
9th to 12th Grade25714.94%
High School Graduate64637.56%
Some College24214.07%
Associates Degree32318.78%
Bachelors Degree704.07%
Graduate Degree714.13%

Williston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White93082967
Black73350068
Multiple Races52181
Hispanic555
Other Race555

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,767$63,237$22,316
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$22,375$45,991$11,909
Some College$63,094$64,054$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$77,988$$58,264

$36,767

Average Earnings

$63,237

Average Male

$22,316

Average Female

Williston Language

Williston Language by Age

Williston Language

99.82% of Williston residents speak only English, while 0.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.18% of the population.

Williston Poverty

Williston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,48188059.42%
White1,38142530.77%
Multiple681623.53%
Hispanic55100.00%
Other55100.00%

45.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.83%

Male Poverty Rate

44.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Williston

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Williston is Multiple, with 23.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 53.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School66.48%
Some College20.90%
High School18.06%
Bachelors or Greater18.05%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed85.38%
Female Employed25.97%
Male Employed8.12%

Williston Income

Williston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$23,851$45,522
Families$44,821$63,978
Married Families$127,772-
Non Families$13,648$23,909

Williston Marital Status

Williston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Williston Married by Age and Sex

Williston 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 55-64.

Williston Marital Status by Race

Williston Veterans

171

Number of Veterans

171

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War88
Second Gulf War39
Korea30
World War II24
Vietnam17

$Williston Veterans by Education

5.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Williston Employment Status

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Williston 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

71.69%

Born in South Carolina

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Williston residents were born in the United States, with 71.69% having been born in South Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,866-33-1.14%
20192,899-33-1.13%
20182,932-35-1.18%
20172,967-33-1.10%
20163,000-24-0.79%
20153,024-31-1.01%
20143,055-27-0.88%
20133,082-21-0.68%
20123,103-12-0.39%
20113,115-26-0.83%
20103,141-166-0.51%
20003,3072080.65%
19903,099-74-0.24%
19803,1735792.04%
19702,594-128-0.48%
19602,7220.00%