Pickens, SC Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 3,012. Estimated population in 2021: 2,974 (-1.3% change)
Males: 1,364 (45.3%), Females: 1,648 (54.7%)

Pickens County

Zip code: 29671

Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $26,364
Median house value: $71,200

Races in Pickens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.2%)
  • Black (16.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (22.8%), Irish (10.2%), English (7.3%), German (7.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Scottish (1.5%).

Elevation: 1110 feet

Land area: 2.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pickens

  • High school or higher: 66.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pickens town

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

3.2% Foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -373 (-11.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Pickens:

  • CANNON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (123 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE BOX 188)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pickens:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pickens:

  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 26 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GYH)
  • ANDERSON RGNL (about 28 miles; ANDERSON, SC; Abbreviation: AND)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 34 miles; GREER, SC; Abbreviation: GSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pickens:

  • PICKENS COUNTY (about 6 miles; PICKENS, SC; Abbreviation: LQK)
  • OCONEE COUNTY REGIONAL (about 20 miles; CLEMSON, SC; Abbreviation: CEU)
  • GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN (about 25 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GMU)
Amtrak station near Pickens:

  • 16 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pickens:

  • CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; CLEMSON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 15,962)
  • TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 17 miles; PENDLETON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,343)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,577)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 26 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 6,157)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)

Schools

Public high school in Pickens:

  • PICKENS SR HIGH (Students: 1,350; Location: 111 BLUE FLAME DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Pickens:

  • PICKENS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 919; Location: 467 SPARKS LANE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PICKENS ELEMENTARY (Students: 607; Location: 567 HAMPTON STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HAGOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 422; Location: 435 SPARKS LANE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • A R LEWIS ELEMENTARY (Students: 272; Location: 1755 SHADY GROVE ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • AMBLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 265; Location: 838 AMBLER SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HOLLY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 227; Location: 120 HOLLY SPRINGS ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Pickens:

  • EAST PICKENS CHILD DEV CENTER (Students: 52; Location: PO BOX 1068; Grades: PK – KG)

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