York County, South Carolina Population 2021

York County, South Carolina's estimated population is 295,373 with a growth rate of 2.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. York County, South Carolina is the 8th largest county inSouth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 226,865 and has seen a growth of 30.20% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021295,3737,1972.50%
2020288,1767,1972.56%
2019280,9797,1972.63%
2018273,7827,6172.86%
2017266,1658,2993.22%
2016257,8667,3002.91%
2015250,5666,0852.49%
2014244,4815,8762.46%
2013238,6054,5461.94%
2012234,0593,9851.73%
2011230,0743,2091.41%
2010226,86595,36872.52%
1990131,49724,77723.22%
1980106,72021,50425.23%
197085,2166,4568.20%
196078,7607,16410.01%
195071,59612,93322.05%
194058,6635,2459.82%
193053,4182,8825.70%
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%
17906,6040.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.50% (7,197)
County Website
Founded
1785
County Seat
2010 Population
226,865
Growth Since 2010
30.20% (68,508)
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York County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White197,37274.24%
Black or African American50,99819.18%
Asian5,6732.13%
Two or More Races5,4402.05%
Some Other Race4,2801.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,0150.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander940.04%
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York County, South Carolina Population by Race

York County, South Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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York County, South Carolina Median Age

38.7


Total

38


Male

39.4


Female

York County, South Carolina Adults

There are 201,077 adults, (37,341 of whom are seniors) in York County, South Carolina.

York County, South Carolina Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

York County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

137,602

51.75%

Male

128,270

48.25%

York County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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York County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female51.2%48.8%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Male58%42%
All72%28%
Married87.1%12.9%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

York County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All101,2112.5972
Married52,3113.1487.1
Non Family30,7281.2357.5
Female13,2413.2851.2
Male4,9313.3558

3.11

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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York County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4073.02%
9th to 12th Grade11,0356.17%
High School Graduate44,89925.11%
Some College39,22221.94%
Associates Degree18,67310.44%
Bachelors Degree40,02122.38%
Graduate Degree19,53110.92%
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York County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

York County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White132,311123,04047,641
Black31,89227,6097,207
Hispanic7,8025,8581,806
Asian4,0243,4552,080
Other Race1,9671,304395
2+ Races1,8931,725640
Native American1,244966205
Islander42308

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.69%.

York County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,989$51,765$34,860
Less Than 9th Grade$23,131$28,784$16,046
High School Graduate$31,308$36,913$23,667
Some College$39,001$49,230$32,130
Bachelors Degree$58,980$77,790$45,747
Graduate Degree$67,895$87,284$58,038

$41,989

Average Earnings

$51,765

Average Male

$34,860

Average Female

York County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

York County, South Carolina Language by Age

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York County, South Carolina Language

92.60% of York County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.28% of the population.

York County, South Carolina Language

York County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White184,71413,8647.51%
Black49,4879,65019.50%
Hispanic14,4872,20115.19%
Asian5,64380214.21%
Multiple5,27373213.88%
Other4,25251912.21%
Native1,98236218.26%
Islander733345.21%

10.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.00%

Male Poverty Rate

11.85%

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 45.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in York County, South Carolina is White, with 7.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

York County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.50%
High School11.54%
Some College7.02%
Bachelors or Greater2.89%

York County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.22%
Male Unemployed28.22%
Female Employed6.35%
Male Employed4.00%

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

York County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,361$87,632
Families$82,022$102,979
Married Families$98,145$120,213
Non Families$36,486$48,991
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Income by Household Type

York County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

York County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

York County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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York County, South Carolina Marital Status

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17,751

Number of Veterans

16,197

Male Veterans

1,554

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,972
First Gulf War4,306
Second Gulf War3,846
Korea883
World War II353

York County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,036
65 to 744,624
55 to 643,229
75+3,131
18 to 341,731

York County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White14,0999.25%
Black2,9637.95%
Hispanic6637.06%
Asian2465.75%
2+ Races2249.45%
Native American1489.62%
Other Race511.83%
Islander2029.85%

York County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

York County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

York County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

York County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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York County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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York 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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37.71%

Born in York County, South Carolina

94.65%

Native Born

5.35%

Foreign Born

2.70%

Non Citizen

2.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.65% of York County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 37.71% having been born in South Carolina. 2.70% 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

  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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