Kershaw County, South Carolina Population 2020

Kershaw County, South Carolina's estimated population is 65,092 with a growth rate of 1.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kershaw County, South Carolina is the 22nd largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201865,5925000.77%
201765,0928091.26%
201664,2836351.00%
201563,6484590.73%
201463,1895970.95%
201362,5923020.48%
201262,2901700.27%
201162,1204140.67%
201061,70618,10741.53%
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%

Kershaw County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,85871.25%
Black or African American15,40923.94%
Two or More Races1,7442.71%
Some Other Race9501.48%
Asian2530.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native1470.23%

Kershaw County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Kershaw County, South Carolina Median Age

41.7


Total

40.1


Male

43.4


Female

Kershaw County, South Carolina Adults

There are 49,345 adults, (11,340 of whom are seniors) in Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Kershaw County, South Carolina Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kershaw County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

33,100

51.43%

Male

31,261

48.57%

Kershaw County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Kershaw County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
Male82.6%17.4%
All82.2%17.8%
Non Family77%23%
Female67.8%32.2%

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,8332.5882.2
Married12,1783.0889.7
Non Family7,4621.1977
Female3,8013.4767.8
Male1,3923.1982.6

3.11

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kershaw County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5963.58%
9th to 12th Grade4,4069.89%
High School Graduate16,43136.90%
Some College9,00820.23%
Associates Degree4,2509.54%
Bachelors Degree5,40112.13%
Graduate Degree3,4417.73%

Kershaw County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,70227,9436,886
Black10,4738,7351,439
Hispanic1,4971,142320
Other Race58850329
Multiple Races578413207
Asian22314110
Native American12510511

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 35.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,521$40,297$30,907
Less Than High School$23,469$26,195$13,594
High School Grad$28,504$33,956$22,677
Some College$36,174$42,486$30,519
Bachelors Degree$48,049$53,495$41,102
Graduate Degree$52,515$59,306$51,270

$35,521

Average Earnings

$40,297

Average Male

$30,907

Average Female

Kershaw County, South Carolina Language

Kershaw County, South Carolina Language by Age

Kershaw County, South Carolina Language

95.66% of Kershaw County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Kershaw County, South Carolina Poverty

Kershaw County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,1635,44212.32%
Black15,2153,90525.67%
Hispanic2,69061422.83%
Multiple1,74440823.39%
Other95035837.68%
Asian25312348.62%
Native1477450.34%

16.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.73%

Male Poverty Rate

16.08%

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 50.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kershaw County, South Carolina is White, with 12.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.15%
High School17.37%
Some College10.93%
Bachelors or Greater6.82%

Kershaw County, South Carolina Income

Kershaw County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,392$60,728
Families$57,866$68,424
Married Families$71,342-
Non Families$28,290$40,940

Kershaw County, South Carolina Marital Status

Kershaw County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Kershaw County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Kershaw County, South Carolina Veterans

6,120

Number of Veterans

5,354

Male Veterans

766

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,498
First Gulf War1,493
Second Gulf War1,369
Korea369
World War II121
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,86613.67%
Black1,1039.42%
Hispanic1297.82%
2 or More8610.44%
Asian2710.67%
Indian2217.60%
Other162.51%

$Kershaw County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

11.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kershaw County, South Carolina Employment Status

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kershaw 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

66.41%

Born in South Carolina

97.80%

Native Born

2.20%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.80% of Kershaw County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 66.41% having been born in South Carolina. 0.86% 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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