Anderson County, South Carolina Population 2024

215,039

Anderson County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 215,039 with a growth rate of 1.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Anderson County, South Carolina is the 9th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 187,095 and has seen a growth of 14.94% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029228,6842,7291.21%
2028225,9552,7291.22%
2027223,2262,7291.24%
2026220,4972,7291.25%
2025217,7682,7291.27%
2024215,0392,7291.29%
2023212,3102,7291.3%
2022209,5812,7291.32%
2021206,8522,6761.31%
2020204,1761,7520.87%
2019202,4242,2151.11%
2018200,2091,9540.99%
2017198,2552,5831.32%
2016195,6721,8660.96%
2015193,8061,9341.01%
2014191,8721,8020.95%
2013190,0701,2100.64%
2012188,8606770.36%
2011188,1831,0880.58%
2010187,095
1990145,19611,9618.98%
1980133,23527,76126.32%
1970105,4746,9967.1%
196098,4787,8148.62%
195090,6641,9522.2%
194088,7127,7639.59%
193080,9494,6006.02%
192076,3496,7819.75%
191069,56813,84024.83%
190055,72812,03227.54%
189043,69610,08430%
188033,6129,56339.76%
187024,0491,1765.14%
186022,8731,3986.51%
185021,4752,98216.13%
184018,4931,3247.71%
183017,169-211,515-92.49%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.29% (2,729)
County Website
Anderson County
County Seat
2010 Population
187,095
Area
715 mi²
Density
301 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
14.94% (27,944)
Founded
December 20, 1826

Anderson County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White159,82878.12%
Black or African American30,57414.94%
Two or more races8,8554.33%
Other race2,8321.38%
Asian2,0441%
Native American4230.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander360.02%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Anderson County, South Carolina Population by Race

Anderson County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Anderson County, South Carolina Median Age

40.6

Total

39.4

Male

41.8

Female

Anderson County, South Carolina Adults

There are 158,338 adults, (37,097 of whom are seniors) in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Anderson County, South Carolina Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Anderson County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female105,36951.5%
Male99,22348.5%

Anderson County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All80,3012.5174.725.3
Married41,4043.0787.412.6
Non Family25,2361.1864.135.9
Female10,1833.3753.146.9
Male3,4783.0365.334.7
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Anderson 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

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

Anderson 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.16%.

Anderson County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,059

Average Earnings

$53,004

Average Male

$34,089

Average Female

Anderson County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anderson County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Anderson County, South Carolina Language

95.57% of Anderson County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.53% of the population.

Anderson County, South Carolina Language

Anderson County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White153,90218,36111.93%
Black30,2506,66222.02%
Hispanic8,5132,22726.16%
Multiple8,6551,75120.23%
Other2,80471525.5%
Asian1,9721447.3%
Native4237016.55%
Islander302170%
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14.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.94%

Male Poverty Rate

15.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anderson County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anderson County, South Carolina is Islander, with 70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anderson County, South Carolina is Asian, with 7.3% 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 17.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.14%.

Anderson County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.47%
High School13.75%
Some College8.68%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%
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Anderson County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.66%
Male Unemployed22.93%
Female Employed8.4%
Male Employed4.88%
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Anderson County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anderson County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Anderson County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Anderson County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Anderson 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 55-64.

Anderson County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Anderson County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

13,102

Number of Veterans

11,919

Male Veterans

1,183

Female Veterans

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Anderson County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Anderson County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Anderson County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Anderson County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anderson County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Anderson County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Anderson County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Anderson 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

65.16%

Born in Anderson County, South Carolina

96.45%

Native Born

3.55%

Foreign Born

1.95%

Non Citizen

1.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.45% of Anderson County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.16% having been born in South Carolina. 1.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Anderson County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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