Pickens County, South Carolina Population 2020

Pickens County, South Carolina's estimated population is 127,437 with a growth rate of 0.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pickens County, South Carolina is the 14th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020127,4371,2500.99%
2019126,1871,2501.00%
2018124,9371,2501.01%
2017123,6876450.52%
2016123,0421,5211.25%
2015121,5219790.81%
2014120,5421,3021.09%
2013119,240-552-0.46%
2012119,7921130.09%
2011119,6793570.30%
2010119,32225,42827.08%
199093,89414,60218.42%
198079,29220,33634.49%
197058,95612,92628.08%
196046,0305,97214.91%
195040,0582,9477.94%
194037,1113,40210.09%
193033,7095,38018.99%
192028,3292,90711.43%
191025,4226,04731.21%
190019,3752,98618.22%
189016,3892,00013.90%
188014,3894,12040.12%
187010,269-9,370-47.71%
186019,6392,73516.18%
185016,9042,54817.75%
184014,356-117-0.81%
183014,4730.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.99%
County Website
Founded
1826
County Seat
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Pickens County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White108,43688.34%
Black or African American8,1536.64%
Asian2,4011.96%
Two or More Races2,1161.72%
Some Other Race1,2441.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native3340.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander620.05%
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Pickens County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

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Pickens County, South Carolina Median Age

36.2


Total

33.9


Male

38.4


Female

Pickens County, South Carolina Adults

There are 99,057 adults, (19,478 of whom are seniors) in Pickens County, South Carolina.

Pickens County, South Carolina Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pickens County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

61,556

50.15%

Male

61,190

49.85%

Pickens County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

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Pickens County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
All67.6%32.4%
Female55.6%44.4%
Male54.3%45.7%
Non Family47.4%52.6%

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,3752.4667.6
Married22,371387.5
Non Family17,3201.4947.4
Female5,0893.0855.6
Male2,595354.3

2.93

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Pickens County, South Carolina Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8685.00%
9th to 12th Grade7,83010.12%
High School Graduate23,32730.15%
Some College15,67020.25%
Associates Degree7,7279.99%
Bachelors Degree10,97714.19%
Graduate Degree7,97610.31%
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Pickens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White68,08258,22716,599
Black4,9783,900983
Hispanic2,1221,576274
Asian1,3341,219862
Multiple Races659602195
Other Race58139263
Native American19514830
Islander1010

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 64.62%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,159$40,288$28,612
Less Than High School$21,701$25,996$16,800
High School Grad$30,524$35,177$25,438
Some College$33,243$40,990$27,161
Bachelors Degree$47,876$64,669$35,921
Graduate Degree$54,405$69,100$48,651

$34,159

Average Earnings

$40,288

Average Male

$28,612

Average Female

Pickens County, South Carolina Language

Pickens County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Pickens County, South Carolina Language

95.42% of Pickens County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Pickens County, South Carolina Poverty

Pickens County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White99,93316,46116.47%
Black7,2391,49720.68%
Asian2,24991640.73%
Hispanic4,16477518.61%
Multiple1,89261332.40%
Other1,15115013.03%
Native3348324.85%

17.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.49%

Male Poverty Rate

18.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pickens County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pickens County, South Carolina is Asian, with 40.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pickens County, South Carolina is Other, with 13.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.55%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.26%
High School11.19%
Some College9.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.95%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.91%
Female Unemployed40.64%
Female Employed12.60%
Male Employed9.09%

Pickens County, South Carolina Income

Pickens County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,024$62,857
Families$62,502$77,747
Married Families$73,188$89,422
Non Families$24,324$35,263
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Pickens County, South Carolina Marital Status

Pickens County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pickens County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Pickens 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.

Pickens County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Pickens County, South Carolina Veterans

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7,777

Number of Veterans

7,242

Male Veterans

535

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,897
First Gulf War1,462
Second Gulf War1,246
Korea522
World War II270
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,205
35 to 542,008
75+1,471
55 to 641,357
18 to 34736
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,1448.11%
Black5287.90%
Hispanic953.29%
Indian5222.03%
2 or More292.75%
Other242.68%

Pickens County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pickens County, South Carolina Employment Status

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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60.28%

Born in South Carolina

96.53%

Native Born

3.47%

Foreign Born

2.37%

Non Citizen

1.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.53% of Pickens County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 60.28% having been born in South Carolina. 2.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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