York, South Carolina Population 2020

8,531

York is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,531, it is the 46th largest city in South Carolina and the 3445th largest city in the United States. York is currently growing at a rate of 1.77% annually and its population has increased by 10.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,736 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, York has a population density of 1,006 people per square mile.

The average household income in York is $57,537 with a poverty rate of 17.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $559 per month, and the median house value is $140,200. The median age in York is 37.4 years, 36.2 years for males, and 39.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.1 males.

York Demographics

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

  • White: 62.23%
  • Black or African American: 35.03%
  • Other race: 1.76%
  • Two or more races: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of York, South Carolina is 8,531, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,235.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,736.

York, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,01762.23%
Black or African American2,82435.03%
Some Other Race1421.76%
Two or More Races680.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.14%

York Population Pyramid 2020

York Median Age

37.4


Total

36.2


Male

39.7


Female

York Adults

There are 6,214 adults, (1,292 of whom are seniors) in York.

York Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

York Sex Ratio

Female

4,551

56.45%

Male

3,511

43.55%

York Households and Families

York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
All54.8%45.2%
Non Family49.9%50.1%
Female30.6%69.4%
Male24.3%75.7%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3532.3654.8
Non Family1,1101.1349.9
Married1,0592.8688.6
Female9162.9830.6
Male2683.2924.3

2.88

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

York Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3326.32%
9th to 12th Grade4067.73%
High School Graduate1,81934.61%
Some College1,52529.02%
Associates Degree3316.30%
Bachelors Degree5089.67%
Graduate Degree3346.36%

York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,3002,965676
Black1,8381,435166
Hispanic8686
Other Race8080
Multiple Races1212
Native American1111

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 20.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,786$41,418$27,913
Less Than High School$22,837$35,481$18,906
High School Grad$32,349$41,076$26,540
Some College$28,609$35,809$28,298
Bachelors Degree$40,125$29,743$40,344
Graduate Degree$49,201$$45,500

$30,786

Average Earnings

$41,418

Average Male

$27,913

Average Female

York Language

York Language by Age

York Language

98.05% of York residents speak only English, while 1.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.66% of the population.

York Poverty

York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,78890732.53%
White4,8804519.24%
Multiple682435.29%

17.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.79%

Male Poverty Rate

19.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in York

The race most likely to be in poverty in York is Multiple, with 35.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in York is White, with 9.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.16%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.81%
Some College15.05%
High School9.73%
Bachelors or Greater2.19%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.88%
Female Employed10.71%
Male Employed1.52%
Male Unemployed0.00%

York Income

York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,021$57,537
Families$49,401$66,580
Married Families$74,628-
Non Families$27,761$35,963

York Marital Status

York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

Female Marriage Rate

York Married by Age and Sex

York 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 Over 65.

York Marital Status by Race

York Veterans

578

Number of Veterans

512

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam195
Korea109
First Gulf War78
Second Gulf War56
World War II36
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64189
75+172
35 to 5493
65 to 7485
18 to 3439
Name Veterans % of Total
White43711.45%
Black1406.37%
2 or More18.33%

$York Veterans by Education

4.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

York Employment Status

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

York 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

60.18%

Born in South Carolina

97.94%

Native Born

2.06%

Foreign Born

2.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.94% of York residents were born in the United States, with 60.18% having been born in South Carolina. 2.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,5311481.77%
20198,3831481.80%
20188,235810.99%
20178,1541481.85%
20168,006390.49%
20157,967-29-0.36%
20147,996680.86%
20137,928470.60%
20127,881350.45%
20117,846680.87%
20107,7787931.08%
20006,9852760.40%
19906,7092970.45%
19806,4121,3312.35%
19705,0813230.66%
19604,7585771.30%
19504,1816861.81%
19403,4956682.14%
19302,827960.35%
19202,7310.00%