Berkeley County, South Carolina Population 2020

Berkeley County, South Carolina's estimated population is 214,470 with a growth rate of 2.86% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018221,0916,6213.09%
2017214,4705,9722.86%
2016208,4985,4632.69%
2015203,0354,8032.42%
2014198,2324,2612.20%
2013193,9714,4362.34%
2012189,5355,8433.18%
2011183,6924,2722.38%
2010179,42050,64439.33%
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%

How Many People Live in Berkeley County, South Carolina?

214,470

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White140,24467.08%
Black or African American49,83323.84%
Two or More Races7,0583.38%
Some Other Race5,9772.86%
Asian4,7992.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native9450.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2090.10%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Berkeley County, South Carolina Median Age

36


Total

34.3


Male

37.4


Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Adults

There are 158,533 adults, (27,136 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

105,076

50.26%

Male

103,989

49.74%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Berkeley County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All71.7%28.3%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Male62.6%37.4%
Female58.1%41.9%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All74,9312.7471.7
Married38,7743.2881.5
Non Family21,7011.2962.6
Female10,6133.5458.1
Male3,8433.2962.6

3.24

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berkeley County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6693.38%
9th to 12th Grade10,8157.83%
High School Graduate40,97729.66%
Some College33,63724.35%
Associates Degree15,12110.95%
Bachelors Degree21,95015.89%
Graduate Degree10,9797.95%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White92,47083,85424,706
Black32,22228,0755,041
Hispanic6,8394,9261,114
Asian3,4153,0321,374
Other Race3,1012,018529
Multiple Races2,6452,338556
Native American629569130
Islander8181

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.23%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,644$46,200$31,145
Less Than High School$23,562$26,722$18,099
High School Grad$31,373$38,462$26,048
Some College$36,394$45,692$29,641
Bachelors Degree$50,214$63,062$38,262
Graduate Degree$64,101$84,228$53,428

$37,644

Average Earnings

$46,200

Average Male

$31,145

Average Female

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language by Age

Berkeley County, South Carolina Language

91.81% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.90% of the population.

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty

Berkeley County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White130,97511,9349.11%
Black49,1279,00218.32%
Hispanic13,1202,71620.70%
Other5,9421,43224.10%
Multiple6,63483112.53%
Asian4,69048810.41%
Native93812713.54%

12.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.58%

Male Poverty Rate

13.67%

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 24.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley County, South Carolina is White, with 9.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.64%
High School12.03%
Some College8.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Berkeley County, South Carolina Income

Berkeley County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,995$75,504
Families$67,969$83,864
Married Families$81,021$96,456
Non Families$37,688$50,795

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

Berkeley County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans

21,639

Number of Veterans

18,739

Male Veterans

2,900

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War7,379
Vietnam7,047
Second Gulf War5,953
Korea830
World War II296
Name Veterans % of Total
White16,19415.37%
Black4,38011.82%
Hispanic7549.30%
Asian3599.63%
2 or More3179.79%
Other2737.29%
Indian11416.74%
Hawaiian22.06%

$Berkeley County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

5.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Employment Status

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.61%

Born in South Carolina

94.59%

Native Born

5.41%

Foreign Born

2.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.59% of Berkeley County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 50.61% having been born in South Carolina. 2.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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