South Carolina

Population 4,723,723

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South Carolina is home to more than 4 million residents, making it the 24th most populous of the 50 United States. South Carolina ranks 41st in total area (32,021.00 square miles) and 41st in population density (147.51 people per square mile). The median age of its residents is 39.1 years, with 77.8% of the population 18 year and over.

According to Homefacts' records there are currently 14,373 criminal and sex offenders in South Carolina (approximately 30.43 offenders per 10,000 people). The unemployment rate in South Carolina is 3.2% .

Schools view a full school report for South Carolina

1,401 Public Schools

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Crime view a full crime report for South Carolina

Search for crime activity and registered Sex Offenders in South Carolina by county or city by selecting one of the links. View a full report by visiting the South Carolina crime and registered Sex Offenders report pages.

14,373 Registered Sex Offenders found in South Carolina

A search for our database shows there are 14,373 registered Sex Offenders in South Carolina. South Carolina has a ratio of 30.43 offenders per 10,000 residents.

Our database indicates that there are 75 incarcerated Sex Offenders in South Carolina. As well as 284 offenders whose location is unknown in South Carolina due to the offenders being transient or their address being unmappable.

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South Carolina Registered Sex Offender Distribution

Registered Offenders per 10,000 population
  • > 30 per 10,000
  • 25 - 30 per 10,000
  • 20 -25 per 10,000
  • 10 - 20 per 10,000
  • < 10 per 10,000

Crime Index in South Carolina

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.

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Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

26,131 Building Permits

South Carolina building permits average per year since 2001 is 29,575. In 2005, there was a high number of building permits with 51,619 and a low number of building permits in 2010 of 13,387. 77.11% of the building permits are for Single Family housing units in 2012.

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Environmental Hazards

51,639 Environmental Hazards

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Unemployment view full South Carolina unemployment report

Since 2005 the unemployment rate in South Carolina has ranged from 2.0% in September 2019 to 12.4% in January 2010. The current unemployment rate for South Carolina is 3.2% for August 2022. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

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State Representatives

  • Gov. Nikki R. Haley
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham
  • Sen. Tim Scott