Lexington County, South Carolina Population 2024

313,951

Lexington County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 313,951 with a growth rate of 1.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lexington County, South Carolina is the 6th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 263,365 and has seen a growth of 19.21% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029336,0664,4231.33%
2028331,6434,4231.35%
2027327,2204,4231.37%
2026322,7974,4231.39%
2025318,3744,4231.41%
2024313,9514,4231.43%
2023309,5284,4231.45%
2022305,1054,4551.48%
2021300,6505,6031.9%
2020295,047-4,374-1.46%
2019299,4214,6551.58%
2018294,7664,2551.46%
2017290,5113,9901.39%
2016286,5214,6661.66%
2015281,8554,2871.54%
2014277,5684,2051.54%
2013273,3633,4951.3%
2012269,8683,4591.3%
2011266,4093,0441.16%
2010263,36500%
1990167,61127,25819.42%
1980140,35351,34157.68%
197089,01228,28646.58%
196060,72616,44737.14%
195044,2798,28523.02%
194035,994-500-1.37%
193036,4948182.29%
192035,6763,63611.35%
191032,0404,77617.52%
190027,2645,08322.92%
189022,1813,61719.48%
188018,5645,57642.93%
187012,988-2,591-16.63%
186015,5792,64920.49%
185012,9308196.76%
184012,1113,04633.6%
18309,06598212.15%
18208,0831,44221.71%
18106,641-329,425-98.02%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.43% (4,423)
County Website
Lexington County
2020 Population
295,047
Area
699 mi²
Density
449 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
6.41% (18,904)
Founded
1785

Lexington County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White222,06875.04%
Black or African American44,55015.05%
Two or more races16,1335.45%
Asian6,1272.07%
Other race6,1182.07%
Native American7360.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2020.07%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lexington County, South Carolina Population by Race

Lexington County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Lexington County, South Carolina Median Age

39.4

Total

38.6

Male

40.2

Female

Lexington County, South Carolina Adults

There are 228,255 adults, (48,859 of whom are seniors) in Lexington County, South Carolina.

Lexington County, South Carolina Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female151,17151.08%
Male144,76348.92%

Lexington County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All118,6732.4776.423.6
Married59,1343.0788.411.6
Non Family38,7371.2465.734.3
Female15,0263.0761.138.9
Male5,7763.0465.134.9

2.99

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lexington County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7622.81%
9th to 12th Grade12,1995.94%
High School Graduate54,52726.56%
Some College44,20821.53%
Associates Degree21,65910.55%
Bachelors Degree42,34520.63%
Graduate Degree24,59011.98%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Lexington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White157,431146,41753,574
Black28,52125,6437,372
Hispanic9,9356,8492,068
2+ Races7,6896,3842,152
Asian4,1473,7022,640
Other Race3,4652,403403
Native American45035962
Islander94940

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.66%.

Lexington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,884$54,663$40,310
Less Than 9th Grade$29,646$33,263$20,784
High School Graduate$37,004$42,604$29,646
Some College$43,265$55,010$36,192
Bachelors Degree$60,583$71,555$50,375
Graduate Degree$68,268$87,940$56,878

$46,884

Average Earnings

$54,663

Average Male

$40,310

Average Female

Lexington County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lexington County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lexington County, South Carolina Language

91.83% of Lexington County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.02% of the population.

Lexington County, South Carolina Language

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White213,51419,4649.12%
Black43,5337,67617.63%
Hispanic19,0024,22922.26%
Multiple15,8923,49121.97%
Other6,1181,33521.82%
Asian6,1183986.51%
Native7367810.6%

11.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.97%

Male Poverty Rate

13.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 22.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina is Asian, with 6.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.83%.

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.05%
High School12.85%
Some College7.58%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed35.94%
Female Unemployed30.68%
Female Employed6.51%
Male Employed4.62%

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

Lexington County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,280$91,269
Families$85,806$105,349
Married Families$101,984$122,590
Non Families$44,100$58,201

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lexington 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 35-44.

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

21,991

Number of Veterans

19,852

Male Veterans

2,139

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam7,336
First Gulf War6,831
Second Gulf War6,017
Korea1,265
World War II272

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 546,315
65 to 745,521
75+4,514
55 to 643,841
18 to 341,800

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White17,68210.03%
Black3,1849.7%
2+ Races7948.61%
Hispanic5764.92%
Other Race1884.78%
Asian932.03%
Native American254.84%
Islander2518.66%

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lexington County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lexington 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

57.99%

Born in Lexington County, South Carolina

94.66%

Native Born

5.34%

Foreign Born

2.86%

Non Citizen

2.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.66% of Lexington County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 57.99% having been born in South Carolina. 2.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lexington County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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