South Carolina Demographic Data

South Carolina Demographic Summary

  • Population: 4,723,723
  • Area: 32,021.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 30,070.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1,951.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 147.51 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 437.99 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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South Carolina Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
2,555,780
51.5%
50.8
Male
2,405,340
48.5%
49.2
Total Population
4,961,120
 
 

South Carolina Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
290,012
5.8% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
309,962
6.2% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
314,620
6.3% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
330,759
6.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
327,290
6.6% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
646,998
13.0% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
611,528
12.3% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
643,464
13.0% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
332,488
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
323,851
6.5% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
514,813
10.4% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
228,442
4.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
86,892
1.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
3,861,160
77.8%
77.2
Female
2,017,430
52.2%
51.3%
Male
1,843,720
47.8%
48.7%
21 Years and over
3,647,550
73.5%
73.1
62 Years and over
1,018,950
20.5%
18.8
65 Years and over
830,147
16.7%
15.2
Female
462,960
55.8%
55.8%
Male
367,187
44.2%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

South Carolina Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
4,853,020
97.8% 
96.8
White
3,342,550
67.4% 
72.6
Black or African American
1,337,640
27.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
16,010
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
76,870
1.5% 
5.4
Asian Indian
15,428
0.3% 
1.2
Chinese
15,117
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
16,284
0.3% 
0.9
Japanese
2,679
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
7,121
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
8,756
0.2% 
0.6
Other Asian
11,485
0.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
2,561
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
669
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
858
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
416
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
618
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
77,386
1.6% 
5.1
Two or More Races
108,096
2.2% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
272,791
5.5% 
17.8
Mexican
150,962
3.0% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
32,848
0.7% 
1.7
Cuban
9,263
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
79,718
1.6% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
4,688,330
94.5% 
82.2

South Carolina Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
148,917
4.4% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
304,737
9.0% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
981,669
29.0% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
713,098
21.0% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
317,549
9.4% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
591,086
17.4% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
331,420
9.8% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
453,654
13.4%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
2,934,822
86.6%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
922,506
27.2%
31.2

South Carolina Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,323,157
32.7%
33.7
Now Married
1,869,137
46.2%
47.5
Divorced
450,289
11.1%
11.0
Separated
119,615
3.0%
2.0
Widowed
284,327
7.0%
5.8

South Carolina Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,352,740
93.2%
78.4%
Languages other than english
318,363
6.8%
21.6%
Spanish
203,653
4.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
57,851
1.2%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
44,075
0.9%
3.5%
Other Languages
12,784
0.3%
1.1%

South Carolina Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
154,474
8.2%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
106,392
5.7%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
203,828
10.9%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
208,333
11.1%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
273,891
14.6%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
343,477
18.3%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
222,541
11.9%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
219,203
11.7%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
75,894
4.0%
5.8
$200,000 or more
69,854
3.7%
6.4
Median household income
49,501
 
57,617
Per capita income
27,016
 
31,128

South Carolina Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
25,475
1.1%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
221,170
9.9%
9.8
Construction
144,167
6.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
473,720
21.2%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
130,581
5.9%
6.6
Information
35,003
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
306,796
13.8%
10.1
Other services except public administration
118,596
5.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
225,458
10.1%
11.4
Public administration
99,192
4.4%
4.6
Retail trade
282,071
12.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
113,766
5.1%
5.2
Wholesale trade
53,279
2.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
199,876
9.0%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
756,803
33.9%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
337,910
15.2%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
544,973
24.4%
23.3
Service occupations
389,712
17.5%
18.1

South Carolina Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,216,860
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,829,680
82.5%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
206,196
9.3%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
12,255
0.6%
5.1
Walked
46,566
2.1%
2.7
Other means
31,727
1.4%
1.8
Worked at home
90,439
4.1%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
24.7
 
26.6

South Carolina Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
118,476
6.3%
8.7
1 vehicles
621,779
33.1%
33.2
2 vehicles
727,572
38.7%
37.1
3 or more
410,060
21.8%
21.0

South Carolina Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,877,890
84.0%
87.6
Owner Occupied
1,288,870
68.6%
63.1
Renter Occupied
589,016
31.4%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
358,375
16.0%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
9
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.5

South Carolina Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,236,260
1 room
29,129
1.3%
2.4
2 rooms
32,587
1.5%
2.7
3 rooms
124,250
5.6%
9.1
4 rooms
368,169
16.5%
16.5
5 rooms
523,742
23.4%
19.8
6 rooms
434,787
19.4%
17.8
7 rooms
284,856
12.7%
12.0
8 rooms
202,644
9.1%
8.6
9 rooms or more
236,098
10.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

South Carolina Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,236,260
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,406,900
62.9%
61.5
1-unit, attached
70,730
3.2%
5.9
2-units
45,685
2.0%
3.6
3 or 4 units
62,172
2.8%
4.4
5 to 9 units
92,988
4.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
75,058
3.4%
4.4
20 or more units
112,634
5.0%
9.0
Mobile home
369,050
16.5%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,045
0.0%
0.1

South Carolina Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
90,836
4.1%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
70,138
3.1%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
151,017
6.8%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
209,212
9.4%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
337,101
15.1%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
358,592
16.0%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
434,928
19.4%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

South Carolina Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
413,862
22.0%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
70,890
3.8%
4.7
Electricity
1,351,700
72.0%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
14,375
0.8%
4.8
Coal or coke
97
0.0%
0.1
Wood
15,939
0.8%
1.9
Solar energy
820
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
1,797
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
8,403
0.4%
1.1

South Carolina Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
749,422
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
20,642
2.8%
10.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
26,366
3.5%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
27,317
3.6%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
47,950
6.4%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
120,172
16.0%
11.9%
$500 to $999
241,763
32.3%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
265,212
35.4%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
362,028
48.6%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
112,215
15.1%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
70,715
9.5%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
51,720
6.9%
7.0%
35.0% or more
147,988
19.9%
21.3%
Not Computed
4,756
0.0%
0.0%

South Carolina Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
538,108 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
128,306
23.8%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
30,477
5.7%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
6,884
1.3%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
2,457
0.5%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
2,627
0.5%
1.8%
$500 to $999
301,081
56.0%
41.0%
Less than $500
66,276
12.3%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
50,908
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
841
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
69,127
13.3%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
68,981
13.2%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
69,594
13.4%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
58,879
11.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
48,936
9.4%
9.0%
35.0% or more
205,175
39.4%
40.7%
Not Computed
68,324
0.0%
0.0%

South Carolina Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,288,870
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
155,021
12.0%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
235,022
18.2%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
234,465
18.2%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
214,378
16.6%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
215,382
16.7%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
150,240
11.7%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
65,926
5.1%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
18,437
1.4%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
153,900
 
205,000
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