Bamberg County, South Carolina Population 2024

12,500

Bamberg County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 12,500 with a growth rate of -1.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bamberg County, South Carolina is the 44th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 15,945 and has seen a growth of -21.61% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,480-204-1.75%
202811,684-204-1.72%
202711,888-204-1.69%
202612,092-204-1.66%
202512,296-204-1.63%
202412,500-204-1.61%
202312,704-204-1.58%
202212,908-204-1.56%
202113,112-149-1.12%
202013,261-847-6%
201914,108-180-1.26%
201814,288-114-0.79%
201714,402-76-0.52%
201614,478-198-1.35%
201514,676-472-3.12%
201415,148-241-1.57%
201315,389-294-1.87%
201215,683-126-0.8%
201115,809-136-0.85%
201015,945
199016,902-1,216-6.71%
198018,1182,16813.59%
197015,950-324-1.99%
196016,274-1,259-7.18%
195017,533-1,110-5.95%
194018,643-767-3.95%
193019,410-1,552-7.4%
192020,9622,41813.04%
191018,5441,2487.22%
190017,2965,81650.66%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.61% (-204)
County Website
Bamberg County
County Seat
2020 Population
13,261
Area
393 mi²
Density
32 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-5.74% (-761)
Founded
1897

Bamberg County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American8,06260.57%
White4,97137.35%
Two or more races1721.29%
Other race780.59%
Native American150.11%
Asian130.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bamberg County, South Carolina Population by Race

Bamberg County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Bamberg County, South Carolina Median Age

40.8

Total

39.3

Male

44.5

Female

Bamberg County, South Carolina Adults

There are 10,800 adults, (3,003 of whom are seniors) in Bamberg County, South Carolina.

Bamberg County, South Carolina Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bamberg County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female6,89351.78%
Male6,41848.22%

Bamberg County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,6102.6473.826.2
Non Family1,8181.1569.430.6
Married1,8053.168614
Female9264.5257.142.9
Male613.5695.14.9
showing: 5 rows

3.55

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bamberg 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

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

Bamberg 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50%.

Bamberg County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,697

Average Earnings

$32,845

Average Male

$32,380

Average Female

Bamberg County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bamberg County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bamberg County, South Carolina Language

98.31% of Bamberg County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 1.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.2% of the population.

Bamberg County, South Carolina Language

Bamberg County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,6581,88524.61%
White4,51879617.62%
Multiple1436243.36%
Hispanic1745531.61%
Other654264.62%
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22.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.07%

Male Poverty Rate

22.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bamberg County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bamberg County, South Carolina is Other, with 64.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bamberg County, South Carolina is White, with 17.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.31%.

Bamberg County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.51%
High School21.33%
Some College17.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%
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Bamberg County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.49%
Male Unemployed26.38%
Female Employed12.13%
Male Employed8.73%
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Bamberg County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bamberg County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bamberg County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bamberg County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bamberg County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bamberg County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bamberg County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

508

Number of Veterans

494

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Bamberg County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Bamberg County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Bamberg County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Bamberg County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bamberg County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Bamberg County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bamberg County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bamberg 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

75.43%

Born in Bamberg County, South Carolina

96.18%

Native Born

3.82%

Foreign Born

2.29%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.18% of Bamberg County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 75.43% having been born in South Carolina. 2.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Bamberg County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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