Oconee County, South Carolina Population 2020

Oconee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 80,248 with a growth rate of 1.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Oconee County, South Carolina is the 18th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202080,2489371.18%
201979,3119371.20%
201878,3749371.21%
201777,4378691.13%
201676,5686800.90%
201575,8886770.90%
201475,2112870.38%
201374,9243900.52%
201274,5342970.40%
201174,237-104-0.14%
201074,34116,84729.30%
199057,4948,88318.27%
198048,6117,88319.36%
197040,7285241.30%
196040,2041,1542.96%
195039,0502,5386.95%
194036,5123,1449.42%
193033,3683,25110.79%
192030,1172,78010.17%
191027,3373,70315.67%
190023,6344,94726.47%
189018,6872,43114.95%
188016,2565,72054.29%
187010,5360.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.18%
County Website
Founded
1868
County Seat
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Oconee County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White67,35887.82%
Black or African American5,4337.08%
Two or More Races1,9452.54%
Some Other Race1,0991.43%
Asian5170.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native3310.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.02%
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Oconee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

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Oconee County, South Carolina Median Age

45.3


Total

43.5


Male

46.8


Female

Oconee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 61,189 adults, (17,204 of whom are seniors) in Oconee County, South Carolina.

Oconee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Oconee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

38,895

50.71%

Male

37,801

49.29%

Oconee County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

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Oconee County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All72.2%27.8%
Non Family59.8%40.2%
Male59.6%40.4%
Female48.7%51.3%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,8182.3872.2
Married16,1862.8586.7
Non Family10,4171.2559.8
Female3,5873.148.7
Male1,6283.4459.6

2.85

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Oconee County, South Carolina Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4406.22%
9th to 12th Grade5,4469.85%
High School Graduate16,51229.85%
Some College10,72219.39%
Associates Degree5,57810.08%
Bachelors Degree8,12014.68%
Graduate Degree5,4929.93%
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Oconee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,53941,47812,606
Black3,8203,165565
Hispanic2,1001,021156
Other Race641211
Multiple Races47346350
Asian386322224
Native American170816
Islander131313

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,972$36,433$25,327
Less Than High School$16,500$19,606$15,465
High School Grad$25,500$30,850$19,302
Some College$31,973$41,001$27,028
Bachelors Degree$46,043$65,964$38,230
Graduate Degree$64,948$73,079$59,630

$30,972

Average Earnings

$36,433

Average Male

$25,327

Average Female

Oconee County, South Carolina Language

Oconee County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Oconee County, South Carolina Language

94.29% of Oconee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.19% of the population.

Oconee County, South Carolina Poverty

Oconee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White64,36610,56716.42%
Hispanic4,0511,67441.32%
Black5,2051,17022.48%
Multiple1,89465634.64%
Other1,07144641.64%
Native33124473.72%
Asian5175510.64%

18.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.89%

Male Poverty Rate

19.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oconee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oconee County, South Carolina is Native, with 73.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oconee County, South Carolina is Asian, with 10.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.38%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.22%
High School14.89%
Some College10.38%
Bachelors or Greater4.50%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed63.16%
Male Unemployed34.86%
Female Employed14.71%
Male Employed9.31%

Oconee County, South Carolina Income

Oconee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,056$66,461
Families$59,336$80,224
Married Families$69,961$93,531
Non Families$24,519$36,547
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Oconee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Oconee County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Oconee County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Oconee 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.

Oconee County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Oconee County, South Carolina Veterans

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6,628

Number of Veterans

6,306

Male Veterans

322

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,142
First Gulf War939
Second Gulf War921
Korea608
World War II174
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,250
75+1,708
35 to 541,231
55 to 64932
18 to 34507
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,98410.97%
Black49811.25%
Hispanic1194.72%
2 or More689.16%
Other394.79%
Indian3218.82%
Asian71.51%

Oconee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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8.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oconee County, South Carolina Employment Status

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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58.57%

Born in South Carolina

96.18%

Native Born

3.82%

Foreign Born

2.18%

Non Citizen

1.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.18% of Oconee County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 58.57% having been born in South Carolina. 2.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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