York County, South Carolina Population 2024

302,439

York County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 302,439 with a growth rate of 1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. York County, South Carolina is the 7th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 226,871 and has seen a growth of 33.31% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029323,0344,1191.29%
2028318,9154,1191.31%
2027314,7964,1191.33%
2026310,6774,1191.34%
2025306,5584,1191.36%
2024302,4394,1191.38%
2023298,3204,1191.4%
2022294,2015,0001.73%
2021289,2015,1731.82%
2020284,0282,5290.9%
2019281,4997,3112.67%
2018274,1887,6862.88%
2017266,5028,3623.24%
2016258,1407,3552.93%
2015250,7856,1242.5%
2014244,6615,9252.48%
2013238,7364,5851.96%
2012234,1514,0201.75%
2011230,1313,2601.44%
2010226,87100%
1990131,49724,77723.22%
1980106,72021,50425.23%
197085,2166,4568.2%
196078,7607,16410.01%
195071,59612,93322.05%
194058,6635,2459.82%
193053,4182,8825.7%
192050,5362,8185.91%
191047,7186,03414.48%
190041,6842,8537.35%
189038,8318,11826.43%
188030,7136,42726.46%
187024,2862,78412.95%
186021,5022,06910.65%
185019,4331,0505.71%
184018,3835933.33%
183017,7902,85419.11%
182014,9364,90448.88%
181010,032-218-2.13%
180010,2503,64655.21%
17906,604-316,430-97.96%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.38% (4,119)
County Website
York County
2020 Population
284,028
Area
681 mi²
Density
444 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
6.48% (18,411)
Founded
1785

York County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White200,94371.01%
Black or African American53,48518.9%
Two or more races14,7085.2%
Asian7,5922.68%
Other race4,6721.65%
Native American1,5450.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander420.01%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

York County, South Carolina Population by Race

York County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

York County, South Carolina Median Age

39.2

Total

38.7

Male

39.6

Female

York County, South Carolina Adults

There are 215,621 adults, (41,680 of whom are seniors) in York County, South Carolina.

York County, South Carolina Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

York County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female145,26751.33%
Male137,72048.67%

York County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All109,0132.5672.727.3
Married57,5273.1387.612.4
Non Family32,6211.2457.242.8
Female13,8063.1853.346.7
Male5,0592.9454.645.4

3.05

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

York County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7142.46%
9th to 12th Grade10,1005.27%
High School Graduate45,97623.99%
Some College40,28421.02%
Associates Degree19,94210.41%
Bachelors Degree44,96223.46%
Graduate Degree25,66313.39%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

York County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White137,791129,72253,488
Black33,65730,0509,344
Hispanic9,8237,8342,674
2+ Races7,3966,2722,473
Asian5,2294,7523,307
Other Race2,3601,635527
Native American99979197
Islander40294

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.24%.

York County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$51,769$61,418$42,486
Less Than 9th Grade$30,345$37,433$21,715
High School Graduate$35,819$42,258$30,303
Some College$45,834$56,835$37,270
Bachelors Degree$69,883$90,721$57,169
Graduate Degree$79,269$116,364$64,384

$51,769

Average Earnings

$61,418

Average Male

$42,486

Average Female

York County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

York County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

York County, South Carolina Language

92.1% of York County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.49% of the population.

York County, South Carolina Language

York County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White190,99812,7566.68%
Black51,7837,34814.19%
Hispanic17,6732,09211.84%
Multiple14,4291,0237.09%
Other4,64487418.82%
Asian7,5745417.14%
Native1,51021814.44%
Islander421330.95%

8.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.05%

Male Poverty Rate

9.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in York County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in York County, South Carolina is Islander, with 30.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in York County, South Carolina is White, with 6.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.72%.

York County, South Carolina Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.89%
High School11.15%
Some College6.25%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%

York County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.11%
Male Unemployed17.1%
Female Employed4.85%
Male Employed2.55%

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

York County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$80,158$105,610
Families$102,752$125,263
Married Families$120,866$144,912
Non Families$42,570$55,242

mean

median

Income by Household Type

York County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

York County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

York 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.

York County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

York County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17,586

Number of Veterans

15,908

Male Veterans

1,678

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam5,819
First Gulf War4,126
Second Gulf War4,061
Korea496
World War II169

York County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 544,942
65 to 744,143
55 to 643,769
75+3,427
18 to 341,305

York County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White13,0698.3%
Black3,4158.74%
Hispanic7896.7%
2+ Races5896.7%
Asian2354.14%
Other Race1615.47%
Native American11710.11%

York County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

York County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

York County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

York County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

York County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

York 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

34.6%

Born in York County, South Carolina

94.24%

Native Born

5.76%

Foreign Born

3.11%

Non Citizen

2.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.24% of York County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 34.6% having been born in South Carolina. 3.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

York County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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