Abbeville County, South Carolina Population 2024

24,552

Abbeville County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 24,552 with a growth rate of 0.4% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Abbeville County, South Carolina is the 37th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 25,338 and has seen a growth of -3.1% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,042980.39%
202824,944980.39%
202724,846980.4%
202624,748980.4%
202524,650980.4%
202424,552980.4%
202324,454980.4%
202224,356980.4%
202124,25820.01%
202024,256-328-1.33%
201924,584-53-0.22%
201824,637390.16%
201724,598-90-0.36%
201624,688-126-0.51%
201524,81430.01%
201424,811-101-0.41%
201324,912-121-0.48%
201225,033-60-0.24%
201125,093-245-0.97%
201025,338
199023,8621,2355.46%
198022,6271,5157.18%
197021,112-305-1.42%
196021,417-1,039-4.63%
195022,456-475-2.07%
194022,931-392-1.68%
193023,323-3,816-14.06%
192027,139-7,665-22.02%
191034,8041,4044.2%
190033,400-13,454-28.71%
189046,8546,03914.8%
188040,8159,68631.12%
187031,129-1,256-3.88%
186032,385670.21%
185032,3182,96710.11%
184029,3511,2024.27%
183028,1494,98221.5%
182023,1672,0119.51%
181021,1567,60356.1%
180013,5534,35647.36%
17909,197-15,845-63.27%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.4% (98)
County Website
Abbeville County
County Seat
2020 Population
24,256
Area
490 mi²
Density
50 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.22% (296)
Founded
1785

Abbeville County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,91569.41%
Black or African American6,37226.15%
Two or more races8403.45%
Other race1550.64%
Asian580.24%
Native American280.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Abbeville County, South Carolina Population by Race

Abbeville County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Abbeville County, South Carolina Median Age

44.5

Total

43.5

Male

45.5

Female

Abbeville County, South Carolina Adults

There are 19,535 adults, (5,397 of whom are seniors) in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Abbeville County, South Carolina Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Abbeville County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female12,50351.31%
Male11,86548.69%

Abbeville County, South Carolina Population by Age

Abbeville County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,6202.437624
Married4,6782.8891.38.7
Non Family3,3511.1963.536.5
Female1,1563.8654.645.4
Male4353.3964.835.2
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3.03

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Abbeville County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Abbeville County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Abbeville County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

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

Abbeville County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,902

Average Earnings

$42,867

Average Male

$36,104

Average Female

Abbeville County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Abbeville County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Abbeville County, South Carolina Language

97.44% of Abbeville County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Abbeville County, South Carolina Language

Abbeville County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black6,1451,77828.93%
White16,1451,64310.18%
Multiple81418022.11%
Other15412379.87%
Native2828100%
Hispanic429153.5%
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15.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.06%

Male Poverty Rate

17.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Abbeville County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Abbeville County, South Carolina is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Abbeville County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 3.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.23%.

Abbeville County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.77%
High School13.85%
Some College10.47%
Bachelors or Greater7.68%
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Abbeville County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed62.67%
Female Unemployed24.65%
Female Employed7.08%
Male Employed5.23%
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Abbeville County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Abbeville County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Abbeville County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Abbeville County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Abbeville County, South Carolina 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 35-44.

Abbeville County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Abbeville County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,591

Number of Veterans

1,400

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

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Abbeville County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Abbeville County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Abbeville County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Abbeville County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Abbeville County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Abbeville County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Abbeville County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Abbeville County, South Carolina 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

73.14%

Born in Abbeville County, South Carolina

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

1.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Abbeville County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 73.14% having been born in South Carolina. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Abbeville County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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