Berkeley County, South Carolina Population 2022

Berkeley County, South Carolina's estimated population is 248,082 with a growth rate of 2.79% 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 38.22% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
189055,4280.00%
190030,454-24,974-45.06%
191023,487-6,967-22.88%
192022,558-929-3.96%
193022,236-322-1.43%
194027,1284,89222.00%
195030,2513,12311.51%
196038,1967,94526.26%
197056,19918,00347.13%
198094,72738,52868.56%
1990128,77634,04935.94%
2010179,48050,70439.37%
2011183,7784,2982.39%
2012189,6035,8253.17%
2013194,0314,4282.34%
2014198,2954,2642.20%
2015203,0664,7712.41%
2016208,5255,4592.69%
2017214,5416,0162.89%
2018221,1826,6413.10%
2019227,9076,7253.04%
2020234,6326,7252.95%
2021241,3576,7252.87%
2022248,0826,7252.79%
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Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White145,93765.71%
Black or African American51,75123.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native7770.35%
Asian5,2522.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1000.05%
Some Other Race7,9993.60%
Two or More Races10,2874.63%
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Berkeley County, South Carolina Population by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Berkeley County, South Carolina Median Age

36.5


Total

34.9


Male

38


Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Adults

There are 169,147 adults, (30,785 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

111,753

50.32%

Male

110,350

49.68%

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
Married81.8%18.2%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family65.5%34.5%
Male62.1%37.9%
Female54.8%45.2%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkeley County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All79,5972.7572.3
Married41,3003.2681.8
Male3,9603.3862.1
Female11,1163.654.8
Non Family23,2211.3165.5

3.25

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 Grade4,6813.15%
9th to 12th Grade11,5617.79%
High School Graduate44,73530.14%
Some College34,64623.34%
Associates Degree15,11810.19%
Bachelors Degree24,97716.83%
Graduate Degree12,6948.55%
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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
Asian3,8273,4831,559
White98,50889,94727,852
2+ Races4,0813,263840
Hispanic7,7685,8871,522
Black34,44729,6656,066
Other Race3,5712,658593
Native American54348269
Islander6353

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.74%.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,407$50,238$32,926
Less Than 9th Grade$28,576$35,053$16,360
High School Graduate$34,716$44,960$25,666
Some College$38,464$48,684$30,889
Bachelors Degree$53,351$66,617$41,584
Graduate Degree$60,764$82,357$52,453

$41,407

Average Earnings

$50,238

Average Male

$32,926

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

91.26% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.07% 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
Black50,9969,56518.76%
Native76914018.21%
Hispanic14,6352,42316.56%
White137,08112,8359.36%
Asian5,0993166.20%
Other1,186NaN%
Multiple9,8837047.12%

11.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.94%

Male Poverty Rate

13.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is Black, with 18.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is Multiple, with 7.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.89%.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.49%
High School11.40%
Some College8.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.81%
Male Unemployed22.63%
Female Employed5.62%
Female Unemployed42.04%

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$65,443$81,763
Families$75,675$91,376
Married Families$90,226$106,181
Non Families$41,811$54,042
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Income by Household Type

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

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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22,075

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6,727
First Gulf War8,373
Vietnam7,138
Korea683
World War II98

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,871
35 to 546,528
55 to 645,038
65 to 744,928
75+2,710

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16,10814.54%
Black4,36011.18%
Native American8314.34%
Asian2947.45%
Other Race58913.72%
2+ Races64112.70%
Hispanic1,08512.09%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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49.44%

Born in Berkeley County, South Carolina

94.67%

Native Born

5.33%

Foreign Born

2.64%

Non Citizen

2.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.67% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 49.44% having been born in South Carolina. 2.64% 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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