York, South Carolina Population 2021

8,786
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York is a city located in York County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,786, it is the 45th largest city in South Carolina and the 3377th largest city in the United States . York is currently growing at a rate of 2.17% annually and its population has increased by 13.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,736 in 2010. York reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, York has a population density of 1,036 people per square mile.

The average household income in York is $58,447 with a poverty rate of 19.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $651 per month, and the median house value is $138,800. The median age in York is 37.2 years, 36.1 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

York Demographics

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

  • White: 54.53%
  • Black or African American: 38.63%
  • Other race: 5.28%
  • Two or more races: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of York, South Carolina is 8,786 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,412.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,736.

York, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,44154.53%
Black or African American3,14638.63%
Some Other Race4305.28%
Two or More Races881.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.48%
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York Population by Race

York Population Pyramid $2021

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York Median Age

37.2


Total

36.1


Male

40.2


Female

York Adults

There are 6,265 adults, (1,344 of whom are seniors) in York.

York Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

York Sex Ratio

Female

4,139

50.82%

Male

4,005

49.18%

York Population by Age

York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family38.8%61.2%
Female40.3%59.7%
Male52.6%47.4%
All57%43%
Married91.6%8.4%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3762.3757
Non Family1,1991.0838.8
Married1,0582.991.6
Female8073.2840.3
Male3123.1552.6

2.99

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3015.55%
9th to 12th Grade3155.81%
High School Graduate2,00837.05%
Some College1,42926.37%
Associates Degree3987.34%
Bachelors Degree69012.73%
Graduate Degree2785.13%
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York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,0332,814657
Black2,1141,774311
Hispanic199142
Other Race197140
Native American3939
2+ Races2222

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 21.66%.

York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,441$40,703$30,757
Less Than 9th Grade$24,485$38,250$13,661
High School Graduate$32,036$42,474$27,270
Some College$32,301$42,670$30,568
Bachelors Degree$41,406$29,495$42,500
Graduate Degree$46,071$$

$32,441

Average Earnings

$40,703

Average Male

$30,757

Average Female

York Earnings by Educational Attainment

York Language by Age

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York Language

95.26% of York residents speak only English, while 4.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.39% of the population.

York Language

York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,30578318.19%
Black3,11670722.69%
Hispanic4405712.95%
Other4305713.26%
Multiple852428.24%

19.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.35%

Male Poverty Rate

22.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in York

The race most likely to be in poverty in York is Multiple, with 28.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in York is Hispanic, with 12.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.81%.

York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.53%
Some College12.65%
High School11.30%
Bachelors or Greater9.55%

York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed51.85%
Female Employed9.27%
Male Employed1.86%
Male Unemployed0.00%

York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,969$58,447
Families$58,490$71,452
Married Families$77,984-
Non Families$22,112$33,534
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Income by Household Type

York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

York Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

York Marital Status by Race

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York Marital Status

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637

Number of Veterans

559

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam271
Korea121
First Gulf War78
Second Gulf War72
World War II42

York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+257
55 to 64165
35 to 5481
65 to 7479
18 to 3455

York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White52215.48%
Black1134.45%
2+ Races29.09%

York Veterans by Race

York Veterans by Education

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18.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

York Veterans by Education

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64%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

York Employment by Age

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York Employment by Race

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York 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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60.35%

Born in York

96.37%

Native Born

3.63%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.37% of York residents were born in the United States, with 60.35% having been born in South Carolina. 3.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

York Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,7861872.17%
20208,5991872.22%
20198,4121872.27%
20188,225790.97%
20178,1461401.75%
20168,006390.49%
20157,967-30-0.38%
20147,997690.87%
20137,928470.60%
20127,881350.45%
20117,846660.85%
20107,7807951.08%
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%

York Population by Year