Walterboro, SC Population

Population: 5,153. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,548 (+7.7% change)
Males: 2,285 (44.3%), Females: 2,868 (55.7%)

Colleton County

Zip code: 29488

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $32,200
Median house value: $74,500

Races in Walterboro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.6%)
  • Black (48.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (12.1%), English (6.2%), Irish (4.5%), German (4.0%), Italian (1.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Elevation: 69 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Walterboro

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walterboro city

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -519 (-9.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Walterboro:

  • COLLETON MEDICAL CENTER (501 ROBERTSON BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Walterboro:

  • HAMPTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 28 miles; VARNVILLE, SC)
  • BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; BEAUFORT, SC)
  • BAMBERG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; BAMBERG, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Walterboro:

Other public-use airports nearest to Walterboro:

  • LOWCOUNTRY RGNL (about 3 miles; WALTERBORO, SC; Abbreviation: RBW)
  • ST GEORGE (about 23 miles; ST GEORGE, SC; Abbreviation: 6J2)
  • HAMPTON-VARNVILLE (about 28 miles; HAMPTON, SC; Abbreviation: 3J0)
Amtrak station near Walterboro:

  • 20 miles: YEMASSEE (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walterboro:

  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 42 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 51 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,162)
  • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (about 52 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 9,756)
  • CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 57 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,701)
  • SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (about 70 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,565)

Schools

Public high schools in Walterboro:

  • COLLETON COUNTY HIGH (Students: 1,857; Location: 1379 BULLDOG AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • THUNDERBOLT CAREER AND TECHNOLGY (Location: 1069 THUNDERBOLT RD.; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high schools in Walterboro:

  • COLLETON PREP ACADEMY (Students: 396; Location: PO BOX 1426 165 ACADEMY ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • WELCH CREEK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 536 WELCH CREEK ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Walterboro:

  • COLLETON MIDDLE (Students: 865; Location: 603 COLLETON LOOP; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 780; Location: 1929 INDUSTRIAL ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FOREST HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 630; Location: 633 HIERS CORNER ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BLACK STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 120 SMITH STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HENDERSONVILLE ELEMENTARY (Students: 509; Location: 6089 HENDERSONVILLE HWY; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FOREST CIRCLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 418; Location: 500 FOREST CIRCLE; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Walterboro:

  • FAMILY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 138; Location: 2107 HAMPTON ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • FIRST BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN (Students: 74; Location: PO BOX 650; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Walterboro:

  • COLLETON COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $491,372; Location: 600 HAMPTON STREET; 89,213 books; 3,213 audio materials; 289 video materials; 182 serial subscriptions)

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