Lexington County, South Carolina Population 2021

Lexington County, South Carolina's estimated population is 307,550 with a growth rate of 1.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lexington County, South Carolina is the 7th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 263,357 and has seen a growth of 16.78% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021307,5504,4001.45%
2020303,1504,4001.47%
2019298,7504,4001.49%
2018294,3504,0121.38%
2017290,3384,0611.42%
2016286,2774,6021.63%
2015281,6754,2521.53%
2014277,4234,1751.53%
2013273,2483,4611.28%
2012269,7873,4251.29%
2011266,3623,0051.14%
2010263,35795,74657.12%
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%
184012,1113,04633.60%
18309,06598212.15%
18208,0831,44221.71%
18106,6410.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.45%
County Website
Founded
1785
County Seat
2010 Population
263,357
Growth Since 2010
16.78%
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Lexington County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White229,66479.12%
Black or African American43,04114.83%
Two or More Races7,0752.44%
Asian5,4271.87%
Some Other Race3,9761.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native8840.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2110.07%
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Lexington County, South Carolina Population by Race

Lexington County, South Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Lexington County, South Carolina Median Age

39.1


Total

37.9


Male

40


Female

Lexington County, South Carolina Adults

There are 222,622 adults, (44,761 of whom are seniors) in Lexington County, South Carolina.

Lexington County, South Carolina Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

148,914

51.30%

Male

141,364

48.70%

Lexington County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Lexington County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
All74.2%25.8%
Male68%32%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
Female57.2%42.8%

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lexington County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All113,1042.5474.2
Married56,7273.1187.5
Non Family36,3561.2661.3
Female14,8543.2457.2
Male5,1673.1768

3.07

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Lexington County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,9953.49%
9th to 12th Grade13,8036.89%
High School Graduate56,40228.16%
Some College43,08321.51%
Associates Degree19,1649.57%
Bachelors Degree39,13519.54%
Graduate Degree21,68710.83%
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Lexington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lexington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White157,235144,33251,064
Black27,27423,9725,601
Hispanic9,1335,2561,399
Asian3,8423,4792,225
2+ Races2,4392,195578
Other Race2,0781,181302
Native American68549852
Islander10110111

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 57.91%.

Lexington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,162$47,612$33,861
Less Than 9th Grade$23,228$26,525$16,333
High School Graduate$31,337$37,295$24,098
Some College$37,955$48,608$31,583
Bachelors Degree$52,945$65,309$42,317
Graduate Degree$58,309$73,664$51,911

$40,162

Average Earnings

$47,612

Average Male

$33,861

Average Female

Lexington County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lexington County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Lexington County, South Carolina Language

92.94% of Lexington County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.65% of the population.

Lexington County, South Carolina Language

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White215,09820,6659.61%
Black41,8908,54220.39%
Hispanic17,2764,92128.48%
Other3,9601,40735.53%
Multiple6,9101,31118.97%
Asian5,3954909.08%
Native88412814.48%

12.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.38%

Male Poverty Rate

13.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina is Other, with 35.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina is Asian, with 9.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.66%.

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.67%
High School12.09%
Some College7.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.58%

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.25%
Male Unemployed34.02%
Female Employed6.69%
Male Employed4.55%

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

Lexington County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,173$79,492
Families$74,529$91,199
Married Families$88,998$106,297
Non Families$37,678$51,023
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Income by Household Type

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status

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22,020

Number of Veterans

19,721

Male Veterans

2,299

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,177
First Gulf War5,741
Second Gulf War5,016
Korea1,554
World War II619

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,992
65 to 745,916
75+4,176
55 to 643,961
18 to 341,975

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White18,45910.25%
Black2,9649.47%
Hispanic4434.10%
2+ Races2787.98%
Native American11014.03%
Asian932.27%
Other Race662.79%
Islander5040.00%

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Lexington County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Lexington 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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59.83%

Born in Lexington County, South Carolina

95.00%

Native Born

5.00%

Foreign Born

3.06%

Non Citizen

1.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.00% of Lexington County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 59.83% having been born in South Carolina. 3.06% 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

  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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