Lexington County, South Carolina Population 2020

Lexington County, South Carolina's estimated population is 303,460 with a growth rate of 1.41% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020303,4604,2141.41%
2019299,2464,2141.43%
2018295,0324,2141.45%
2017290,8184,3151.51%
2016286,5034,7241.68%
2015281,7794,3331.56%
2014277,4464,1971.54%
2013273,2493,4651.28%
2012269,7843,4731.30%
2011266,3112,9771.13%
2010263,33495,72357.11%
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%

Lexington County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White227,06479.31%
Black or African American41,76514.59%
Two or More Races7,2442.53%
Asian5,0191.75%
Some Other Race4,1361.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native8130.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2750.10%

Lexington County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Lexington County, South Carolina Median Age

39


Total

37.8


Male

40


Female

Lexington County, South Carolina Adults

There are 219,265 adults, (42,994 of whom are seniors) in Lexington County, South Carolina.

Lexington County, South Carolina Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

146,821

51.28%

Male

139,495

48.72%

Lexington County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Lexington County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All74%26%
Male67.4%32.6%
Non Family62.4%37.6%
Female55.2%44.8%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All111,2652.5474
Married56,0383.1286.8
Non Family35,7861.2662.4
Female14,4483.2455.2
Male4,9933.2167.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lexington County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,8913.50%
9th to 12th Grade13,6236.92%
High School Graduate56,40728.67%
Some College42,39421.54%
Associates Degree18,2969.30%
Bachelors Degree38,40619.52%
Graduate Degree20,75710.55%

Lexington County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White155,184142,49049,878
Black26,23122,9075,162
Hispanic8,8975,0201,362
Asian3,4923,1901,976
Multiple Races2,6112,394777
Other Race2,1681,102267
Native American63246287
Islander1791426

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.59%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,853$45,372$33,073
Less Than High School$21,894$24,417$16,528
High School Grad$31,120$37,155$23,939
Some College$36,503$45,379$31,240
Bachelors Degree$51,875$64,655$41,264
Graduate Degree$55,508$68,487$50,798

$38,853

Average Earnings

$45,372

Average Male

$33,073

Average Female

Lexington County, South Carolina Language

Lexington County, South Carolina Language by Age

Lexington County, South Carolina Language

92.90% of Lexington County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.71% of the population.

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty

Lexington County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White213,02620,0799.43%
Black40,7398,54620.98%
Hispanic16,8754,92529.19%
Multiple7,0571,67123.68%
Other4,1201,65740.22%
Asian4,99253310.68%
Native80711714.50%
Islander275134.73%

12.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.45%

Male Poverty Rate

13.79%

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 40.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington County, South Carolina is Islander, with 4.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.59%
High School12.32%
Some College7.93%
Bachelors or Greater2.86%

Lexington County, South Carolina Income

Lexington County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,593$76,343
Families$72,398$87,775
Married Families$85,213$101,520
Non Families$37,107$48,619

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Lexington County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans

21,818

Number of Veterans

19,524

Male Veterans

2,294

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,038
First Gulf War5,520
Second Gulf War4,942
Korea1,559
World War II698
Name Veterans % of Total
White18,44910.38%
Black2,6298.64%
2 or More37110.87%
Hispanic3583.39%
Indian14821.05%
Asian1012.71%
Hawaiian8534.55%
Other351.37%

$Lexington County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington County, South Carolina Employment Status

65%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington 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

60.17%

Born in South Carolina

94.94%

Native Born

5.06%

Foreign Born

3.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.94% of Lexington County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 60.17% having been born in South Carolina. 3.15% 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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