Berkeley County, South Carolina Population 2021

Berkeley County, South Carolina's estimated population is 241,357 with a growth rate of 2.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berkeley County, South Carolina is the 9th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 179,480 and has seen a growth of 34.48% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021241,3576,7252.87%
2020234,6326,7252.95%
2019227,9076,7253.04%
2018221,1826,6413.10%
2017214,5416,0162.89%
2016208,5255,4592.69%
2015203,0664,7712.41%
2014198,2954,2642.20%
2013194,0314,4282.34%
2012189,6035,8253.17%
2011183,7784,2982.39%
2010179,48050,70439.37%
1990128,77634,04935.94%
198094,72738,52868.56%
197056,19918,00347.13%
196038,1967,94526.26%
195030,2513,12311.51%
194027,1284,89222.00%
193022,236-322-1.43%
192022,558-929-3.96%
191023,487-6,967-22.88%
190030,454-24,974-45.06%
189055,4280.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.87%
County Website
Founded
1882
County Seat
2010 Population
179,480
Growth Since 2010
34.48%
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Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White143,23866.61%
Black or African American51,66024.02%
Two or More Races7,5023.49%
Some Other Race6,7363.13%
Asian4,7662.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native9470.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1950.09%
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Berkeley County, South Carolina Population by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Berkeley County, South Carolina Median Age

36.1


Total

34.7


Male

37.5


Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Adults

There are 163,482 adults, (28,877 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

108,061

50.25%

Male

106,983

49.75%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Berkeley County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All71.9%28.1%
Male62.6%37.4%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
Female56.3%43.7%

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkeley County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All76,8812.7571.9
Married40,6983.2381.9
Non Family21,7261.3162.5
Female10,6433.5856.3
Male3,8143.4762.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Berkeley County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,8983.43%
9th to 12th Grade10,3197.22%
High School Graduate42,09329.44%
Some College34,11323.86%
Associates Degree15,81511.06%
Bachelors Degree23,74316.61%
Graduate Degree11,9748.38%
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Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White95,20486,76426,821
Black33,51529,2965,706
Hispanic7,2655,4031,243
Other Race3,7782,625538
Asian3,4853,1041,279
2+ Races2,8282,616663
Native American63758888
Islander10192

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 92.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.70%.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,917$47,408$31,773
Less Than 9th Grade$25,751$31,203$16,791
High School Graduate$32,279$41,294$27,089
Some College$38,305$46,401$30,220
Bachelors Degree$50,694$64,601$39,231
Graduate Degree$64,132$87,523$52,635

$39,917

Average Earnings

$47,408

Average Male

$31,773

Average Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Berkeley County, South Carolina Language

91.71% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.67% of the population.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White134,24711,3258.44%
Black50,9139,91619.48%
Hispanic13,7432,66319.38%
Other6,7251,63924.37%
Multiple7,05579211.23%
Asian4,6924309.16%
Native94011412.13%

11.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.24%

Male Poverty Rate

13.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is Other, with 24.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is White, with 8.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.85%.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.94%
High School11.23%
Some College8.08%
Bachelors or Greater3.10%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.38%
Male Unemployed22.53%
Female Employed6.51%
Male Employed4.02%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berkeley County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,309$79,276
Families$72,504$87,850
Married Families$84,750$100,320
Non Families$40,999$53,091
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Income by Household Type

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Berkeley 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 45-54.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

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22,199

Number of Veterans

19,183

Male Veterans

3,016

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War7,971
Vietnam6,899
Second Gulf War6,410
Korea686
World War II260

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,890
55 to 644,814
65 to 744,565
75+3,004
18 to 342,926

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16,44415.25%
Black4,36111.37%
Hispanic95911.21%
2+ Races52214.97%
Other Race4189.26%
Asian3479.28%
Native American10715.67%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Berkeley County, South Carolina 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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49.65%

Born in Berkeley County, South Carolina

94.43%

Native Born

5.57%

Foreign Born

2.99%

Non Citizen

2.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.43% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 49.65% having been born in South Carolina. 2.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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