Berkeley County, South Carolina Population 2023

Berkeley County, South Carolina's estimated 2023 population is 245,467 with a growth rate of 2.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berkeley County, South Carolina is the 8th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 177,843 and has seen a growth of 38.02% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2023

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

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female111,75350.32%
Male110,35049.68%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

3.25

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Berkeley County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 79.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.57%.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$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

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

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

rate

14.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.94%

Male Poverty Rate

13.8%

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 24.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is Asian, with 7.21% 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

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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

Berkeley County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

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

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22,075

Number of Veterans

18,743

Male Veterans

3,332

Female Veterans

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by War

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

count

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Berkeley 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

47.77%

Born in Berkeley County, South Carolina

91.48%

Native Born

5.15%

Foreign Born

2.55%

Non Citizen

2.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.48% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 47.77% having been born in South Carolina. 2.55% 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

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