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South Carolina
Demographic Data






South Carolina Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2023.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

South Carolina Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of South Carolina is:

5,282,634

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.6%
5 - 17:
16.2%
18 - 24:
9.1%
25 - 34:
13.0%
35 - 54:
24.8%
55 - 64:
13.5%
Over 65 Years:
17.7%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
88.8%
88.8%
29.8%
29.8%
4.7%
4.7%
0% 100.0%
% of Residents

Income

Per capita Income

South Carolina
USA
$32,823
$32,823
$37,638
$37,638

Median household income

South Carolina
USA
$58,234
$58,234
$69,021
$69,021
Individuals Below Poverty Level

14.5%

Employment Industries

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Manufacturing
Healthcare
Retail
Education
Accommodation
Construction
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Other
Administration
Public Service
Transportation
Finance
Wholesale
Real Estate
Arts
Information Technology
Utilities
Agriculture
Management
Mining
13.5%
13.5%
13.1%
13.1%
11.5%
11.5%
8.9%
8.9%
8.1%
8.1%
7.0%
7.0%
5.7%
5.7%
5.0%
5.0%
4.9%
4.9%
4.5%
4.5%
4.2%
4.2%
3.9%
3.9%
2.3%
2.3%
2.0%
2.0%
1.7%
1.7%
1.5%
1.5%
1.2%
1.2%
0.8%
0.8%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0% 100%
% of Residents

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Black Or African American
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Other Race / Two or More Races
Asian
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
63.1%
63.1%
26.0%
26.0%
6.0%
6.0%
2.9%
2.9%
1.6%
1.6%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0% 100.0%
% of Residents

Ancestry

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Unclassified
English
German
Irish
Italian
Scottish
Scots-Irish
European
French
Polish
African
Dutch
British
Welsh
Swedish
Norwegian
Russian
French Canadian
Greek
Hungarian
23.8%
23.8%
9.7%
9.7%
9.2%
9.2%
8.6%
8.6%
3.1%
3.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.0%
2.0%
1.9%
1.9%
1.6%
1.6%
1.5%
1.5%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0% 100%
% of Residents

Languages Spoken

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English
Spanish
German
Indic languages
French
Chinese
Vietnamese
Tagalog
Slavic languages
Gujarathi
Arabic
Native American languages
Korean
Russian
Other Asian languages
Portuguese
African languages
Other Indo-European
Hindi
Polish
92.5%
92.5%
4.7%
4.7%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0% 100%
% of Residents
Foreign Born SC Residents

5.2%