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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

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:
5,148,714

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.8%
5 - 17:
16.2%
18 - 24:
9.4%
25 - 34:
13.1%
35 - 54:
25.0%
55 - 64:
13.3%
Over 65 Years:
17.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
87.5%
87.5%
College Graduated
28.1%
28.1%
Attending College
5.1%
5.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

South Carolina
$29,426
$29,426
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

South Carolina
$53,199
$53,199
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
15.2%

Employment Industries in SC

Manufacturing
13.7%
13.7%
Healthcare
12.8%
12.8%
Retail
11.9%
11.9%
Education
9.0%
9.0%
Accommodation
8.5%
8.5%
Construction
6.8%
6.8%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.3%
5.3%
Other
5.2%
5.2%
Administration
4.8%
4.8%
Public Service
4.4%
4.4%
Finance
3.9%
3.9%
Transportation
3.9%
3.9%
Wholesale
2.4%
2.4%
Real Estate
1.9%
1.9%
Arts
1.7%
1.7%
Information Technology
1.6%
1.6%
Utilities
1.2%
1.2%
Agriculture
0.9%
0.9%
Mining
0.1%
0.1%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
63.7%
63.7%
Black Or African American
26.6%
26.6%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.7%
5.7%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.2%
2.2%
Asian
1.6%
1.6%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
21.3%
21.3%
German
9.4%
9.4%
Irish
8.7%
8.7%
English
8.4%
8.4%
Italian
3.0%
3.0%
Scots-Irish
2.3%
2.3%
Scottish
2.3%
2.3%
European
1.8%
1.8%
French
1.7%
1.7%
Polish
1.4%
1.4%
African
1.0%
1.0%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.7%
0.7%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.4%
0.4%
Norwegian
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
French Canadian
0.4%
0.4%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
Hungarian
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
92.8%
92.8%
Spanish
4.6%
4.6%
German
0.3%
0.3%
Indic languages
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Gujarathi
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
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
5.0%