Central demographics profile

StatisticCentralSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,89414891
Median age24.838.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)30%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%40%43%
Speak English85%93%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%
Central, SC has a population of 5,187 and is the 6,294th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,894 per sq mi which is 1184% higher than the South Carolina average and 1991% higher than the national average. The median age in Central is 25 which is approximately 36% lower than the South Carolina average of 39. In Central, 30% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 53% of Central residents were born in South Carolina, 35% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Central is 1184% higher than South Carolina.
  • The median age in Central is 36% lower than South Carolina.
  • In Central 75.77% of the population is White.
  • In Central 15.27% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Central 3.78% of the population is Asian.

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Central population breakdown by race

RaceCentralSouth CarolinaNational
Black or African American15.27%27.35%12.63%
American Indian0.50%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race2.72%2.07%3.06%
Other race1.97%1.51%4.75%
In Central, 14.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Central, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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