Kershaw County, South Carolina Population 2021

Kershaw County, South Carolina's estimated population is 68,049 with a growth rate of 1.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kershaw County, South Carolina is the 23rd largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 61,710 and has seen a growth of 10.27% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202168,0497491.11%
202067,3007491.13%
201966,5517491.14%
201865,8025890.90%
201765,2138801.37%
201664,3336721.06%
201563,6614780.76%
201463,1835910.94%
201362,5922990.48%
201262,2931630.26%
201162,1304200.68%
201061,71018,11141.54%
199043,5994,58411.75%
198039,0154,28812.35%
197034,7271,1423.40%
196033,5851,2984.02%
195032,287-626-1.90%
194032,9138432.63%
193032,0702,6729.09%
192029,3982,3048.50%
191027,0942,3989.71%
190024,6962,33510.44%
189022,3618233.82%
188021,5389,78483.24%
187011,754-1,332-10.18%
186013,086-1,387-9.58%
185014,4732,19217.85%
184012,281-1,264-9.33%
183013,5451,1138.95%
182012,4322,56526.00%
18109,8672,52734.43%
18007,3400.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.11%
County Website
Founded
1791
County Seat
2010 Population
61,710
Growth (since 2010)
10.27%
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Kershaw County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,36071.20%
Black or African American15,38723.63%
Two or More Races1,9813.04%
Some Other Race1,0621.63%
Asian1190.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native1140.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander890.14%
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Kershaw County, South Carolina Population by Race

Kershaw County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2021

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Kershaw County, South Carolina Median Age

41.1


Total

39.8


Male

42.9


Female

Kershaw County, South Carolina Adults

There are 49,808 adults, (11,704 of whom are seniors) in Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Kershaw County, South Carolina Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kershaw County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

33,549

51.53%

Male

31,563

48.47%

Kershaw County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Kershaw County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.2%8.8%
All82.1%17.9%
Male79.6%20.4%
Non Family75.9%24.1%
Female66.3%33.7%

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kershaw County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,9802.5982.1
Married12,1503.1891.2
Non Family7,9271.1775.9
Female3,6923.5866.3
Male1,2113.0679.6

3.2

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Kershaw County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3503.00%
9th to 12th Grade4,1249.16%
High School Graduate16,43836.52%
Some College9,28920.64%
Associates Degree4,65110.33%
Bachelors Degree5,63312.52%
Graduate Degree3,5207.82%
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Kershaw County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kershaw County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,08528,6287,013
Black10,5819,1081,577
Hispanic1,5771,137392
Other Race631560119
Multiple Races543347160
Asian119959
Native American96779
Islander2525

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 multiple races people with a rate of 29.47%.

Kershaw County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,162$42,016$31,302
Less Than High School$22,104$26,511$13,009
High School Grad$30,037$37,608$22,787
Some College$37,572$43,495$30,853
Bachelors Degree$51,062$60,085$40,269
Graduate Degree$52,548$53,750$52,031

$37,162

Average Earnings

$42,016

Average Male

$31,302

Average Female

Kershaw County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kershaw County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Kershaw County, South Carolina Language

95.16% of Kershaw County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.09% of the population.

Kershaw County, South Carolina Language

Kershaw County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,5745,01511.25%
Black15,2413,65423.97%
Hispanic2,88663021.83%
Other1,06237735.50%
Multiple1,98136218.27%
Native1145649.12%
Asian1192420.17%

14.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.73%

Male Poverty Rate

15.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kershaw County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kershaw County, South Carolina is Native, with 49.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kershaw County, South Carolina is White, with 11.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.88%.

Kershaw County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.54%
High School15.83%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater6.09%

Kershaw County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.71%
Female Unemployed38.05%
Female Employed7.48%
Male Employed4.95%

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

Kershaw County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,479$63,699
Families$62,171$73,842
Married Families$77,178$86,796
Non Families$27,937$40,032
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Income by Household Type

Kershaw County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Kershaw County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Kershaw 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.

Kershaw County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Kershaw County, South Carolina Marital Status

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5,918

Number of Veterans

5,216

Male Veterans

702

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,423
First Gulf War1,636
Second Gulf War1,318
Korea331
World War II115

Kershaw County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,678
35 to 541,577
55 to 641,241
75+1,011
18 to 34411

Kershaw County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,56812.67%
Black1,24310.54%
Hispanic1015.67%
2 or More718.53%
Other172.46%
Indian1010.42%
Asian97.56%

Kershaw County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Kershaw County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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11.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kershaw County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Kershaw County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Kershaw County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Kershaw 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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65.65%

Born in South Carolina

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.61% of Kershaw County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.65% having been born in South Carolina. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kershaw 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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