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:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

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

Total Population
5,148,714

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.9%
5 To 17:
16.3%
18 To 24:
9.6%
25 To 34:
13.1%
35 To 54:
25.2%
55 To 64:
13.2%
65 Years And Over:
16.7%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
87.1%
87.1%
College Graduated
27.4%
27.4%
Attending College
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

South Carolina
$27,986
$27,986
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

South Carolina
$51,015
$51,015
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
16.0%

Employment Industries in SC

Manufacturing
13.7%
13.7%
Healthcare
12.8%
12.8%
Retail
12.1%
12.1%
Education
8.8%
8.8%
Accommodation
8.4%
8.4%
Construction
6.6%
6.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.3%
5.3%
Other
5.1%
5.1%
Administration
4.8%
4.8%
Public Service
4.5%
4.5%
Finance
3.9%
3.9%
Transportation
3.8%
3.8%
Wholesale
2.6%
2.6%
Real Estate
1.9%
1.9%
Information Technology
1.7%
1.7%
Arts
1.7%
1.7%
Utilities
1.2%
1.2%
Agriculture
0.9%
0.9%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
Mining
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
63.7%
63.7%
Black Or African American
26.8%
26.8%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Asian
1.5%
1.5%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.1%
2.1%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.6%
5.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
20.1%
20.1%
German
9.7%
9.7%
Irish
9.1%
9.1%
English
8.7%
8.7%
Italian
3.0%
3.0%
Scots-Irish
2.3%
2.3%
Scottish
2.3%
2.3%
French
1.8%
1.8%
European
1.6%
1.6%
Polish
1.4%
1.4%
African
0.9%
0.9%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.6%
0.6%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Norwegian
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
French Canadian
0.3%
0.3%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
Hungarian
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
93.0%
93.0%
Spanish
4.5%
4.5%
German
0.3%
0.3%
Indic languages
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Chinese
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Gujarathi
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Hindi
0.1%
0.1%
Polish
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born SC Residents
4.9%