Edgefield County, South Carolina Population 2024

28,226

Edgefield County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 28,226 with a growth rate of 2.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Edgefield County, South Carolina is the 32nd largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 26,965 and has seen a growth of 4.68% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202931,4616472.1%
202830,8146472.14%
202730,1676472.19%
202629,5206472.24%
202528,8736472.29%
202428,2266472.35%
202327,5796472.4%
202226,9326472.46%
202126,2856132.39%
202025,672-1,677-6.13%
201927,3491980.73%
201827,1513051.14%
201726,8462090.78%
201626,637-152-0.57%
201526,7891340.5%
201426,655820.31%
201326,573100.04%
201226,563-331-1.23%
201126,894-71-0.26%
201026,965
199018,3758474.83%
198017,5281,83611.7%
197015,692-43-0.27%
196015,735-856-5.16%
195016,591-1,303-7.28%
194017,894-1,432-7.41%
193019,326-4,602-19.23%
192023,928-4,353-15.39%
191028,2812,80311%
190025,478-23,781-48.28%
189049,2593,4157.45%
188045,8443,3587.9%
187042,4862,5996.52%
186039,8876251.59%
185039,2626,41019.51%
184032,8522,3437.68%
183030,5095,39021.46%
182025,1191,9598.46%
181023,1605,03027.74%
180018,1304,84136.43%
179013,289-18,172-57.76%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.35% (647)
County Website
Edgefield County
County Seat
2010 Population
26,965
Area
500 mi²
Density
56 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.68% (1,261)
Founded
1785

Edgefield County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,77560.25%
Black or African American8,51232.51%
Two or more races1,2784.88%
Other race4401.68%
Asian680.26%
Native American670.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander410.16%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Edgefield County, South Carolina Population by Race

Edgefield County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Edgefield County, South Carolina Median Age

42.9

Total

40.9

Male

45.3

Female

Edgefield County, South Carolina Adults

There are 21,591 adults, (4,964 of whom are seniors) in Edgefield County, South Carolina.

Edgefield County, South Carolina Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Edgefield County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female12,07746.13%
Male14,10453.87%

Edgefield County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,4032.5275.324.7
Married4,5563.0791.28.8
Non Family2,8461.264.135.9
Female1,5173.2653.146.9
Male4842.766238
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Edgefield 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

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

Edgefield 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 asian people with a rate of 29.55%.

Edgefield County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,149

Average Earnings

$49,321

Average Male

$36,962

Average Female

Edgefield County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Edgefield County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Edgefield County, South Carolina Language

93.44% of Edgefield County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.07% of the population.

Edgefield County, South Carolina Language

Edgefield County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,2431,78324.62%
White14,2811,60111.21%
Multiple1,26541032.41%
Hispanic1,53733221.6%
Other42810925.47%
Islander412765.85%
Native36925%
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16.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.17%

Male Poverty Rate

17.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Edgefield County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Edgefield County, South Carolina is Islander, with 65.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Edgefield County, South Carolina is White, with 11.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.46%.

Edgefield County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.75%
High School19.82%
Some College9.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.39%
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Edgefield County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.48%
Male Unemployed12.02%
Female Employed7.22%
Male Employed5.68%
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Edgefield County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Edgefield County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Edgefield County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Edgefield County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Edgefield 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 55-64.

Edgefield County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Edgefield County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,698

Number of Veterans

1,506

Male Veterans

192

Female Veterans

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Edgefield County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Edgefield County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Edgefield County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Edgefield County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Edgefield County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Edgefield County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Edgefield County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Edgefield 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

43.64%

Born in Edgefield County, South Carolina

95.05%

Native Born

4.95%

Foreign Born

3.89%

Non Citizen

1.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.05% of Edgefield County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 43.64% having been born in South Carolina. 3.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Edgefield County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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