South Carolina PopulationSouth Carolina (U.S. state abbreviation is 'SC') is the south eastern state of the United States, borders North Carolina to the north, Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, Georgia to the southwest. South Carolina population in 2021 is estimated to be 5.27 million, ranks 23rd populous state in US, area is 32,030 sq miles (82,931 sq km), ranks 40th largest by area. Its Capital city is Columbia and other top cities are Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Rock Hill. The Carolina colony was established by British and was split in 1729 into North and South Carolina, and it was named after King Charles Carolus. At the end of Pre-Columbian era there were many Native tribes, Cherokee and Catawba being the largest tribal groups. The Hunting Island was named 'Isle of Palms' and then Long Island, believed to be more than 25,000 years old, and was first inhabitants by the indigenous Seewee Indians.
Image Source: People gathering at Pecan Festival, The City of Florence, South Carolina, Nov 2018
South Carolina Population by Race & Groups
In terms of South Carolina Population by Race, 66.1% belongs to White Americans, 26.7% are African Americans, 5.4% are Hispanic/Latino's and 1.4% are Asians, and the Total Asian population is 71,994, out of these 16893 are Asian Indians, 15,527 are Chinese, 11,652 are Filipinos, 2,091 are Japanese, 6,210 are Korean, 7,310 are Vietnamese.
14,992 belongs to Native Indians and Alaska Natives, 3,069 are Cherokee tribals, 324 are Chippewa tribals, 158 are Navajo's, 369 are Sioux tribal groups.
721 are Native Hawaiian's, 845 are Guamanian/Chamorro's, 295 are Somoan's, and 1,154 are other pacific Islanders.
Total Hispanic/Latino are 267,398 in South Carolina state, out of these 150,058 are Mexican's, 36,022 are Puerto Rican's, 7,444 are Cubans.
|Black or African American||1,332,110||27.22%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||14,992||0.306%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||3,069||0.063%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||324||0.007%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||158||0.003%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||369||0.008%|
|Other Asian Population||12,303|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||3,015||0.06%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||845||0.017%|
|Other Pacific Islander||1,154|
|Some other race||74,328|
|Hispanic or Latino||267,398||5.46%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||73,874|
Top Cities of South Carolina
|4||Mount Pleasant town||89,338|
Languages spoken in SC
Out of 42,471 Asian language speakers, 3451 speak Hindi, 4358 Gujarati, 1312 Urdu, 603 Punjabi, 499 Bengali, 1191 Nepali/Marathi, 1348 speak Telugu, 1163 Tamil, 878 Malayalam/Kannada.
People from mid asia and east asia, 11735 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 2216 Japanese, 4769 Korean, 1207 Hmong, 5509 Vietnamese, 1261 Khmer, 2135 Thai/lao, 6957 Tagalog.
1324 speak Ilocano/Samoan/Hawaiian languages, 5326 Arabic. 1862 Hebrew, 892 Persian.
People from African continent speak, 970 Amharic/Somali, 1625 Yoruba/Twi/Igbo, 935 Swahili.
People from the Europe continent speak, 10215 French, 2319 Italian, 4055 Portuguese, 11542 German, 1489 Yiddish/Pennsylvania Dutch, 2016 Greek, 5949 Russian, 1617 Polish, 892 Serbo-Croatian, 3548 Ukranian/Slavic, 28 Armenian.
|Speak only English||4,283,646||93.05|
Below is the education stats of high scool and college:
|Population 18 to 24 years||476,888||246,044||230,844|
|Less than high school graduate||66,365||38,477||27,888|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||152,601||87,461||65,140|
|Some college or associates degree||215,921||103,022||112,899|
|Bachelors degree or higher||42,001||17,084||24,917|
|Population 25 years and over||3,325,601||1,575,312||1,750,289|
|Less than 9th grade||148,353||77,751||70,602|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||299,123||156,170||142,953|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||978,521||478,722||499,799|
|Some college, no degree||692,360||316,251||376,109|
|Graduate or professional degree||326,982||145,405||181,577|
|High school graduate or higher||2,026,943||964,022||1,062,921|
|Bachelors degree or higher||715,160||349,086||366,074|
|Black or African||846,563||378,606||467,957|
|High school graduate or higher||685,503||296,419||389,084|
|Bachelors degree or higher||129,303||44,866||84,437|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||10,079||4,811||5,268|
|High school graduate or higher||7,846||3,672||4,174|
|Bachelors degree or higher||1,419||754||665|
|High school graduate or higher||41,775||18,926||22,849|
|Bachelors degree or higher||23,294||11,493||11,801|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1,673||819||854|
|High school graduate or higher||1,512||732||780|
|Bachelors degree or higher||329||157||172|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||140,625||77,233||63,392|
|High school graduate or higher||89,159||46,024||43,135|
|Bachelors degree or higher||20,860||9,604||11,256|
Disable population of South Carolina state as per table below.
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||706,323|
|Black or African American||205,469|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||3,438|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||225|
|Some other race||4,547|
|With a hearing difficulty||189,541|
|With a vision difficulty||142,385|
|With a cognitive difficulty||263,773|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||388,007|
|With a self-care difficulty||144,215|
|With an independent living difficulty||251,491|
Counties of South Carolina
South Carolina was formed with 46 states, As on 2017, Greenville is the largest County with 514,213 inhabitants, followed by Richland County with 414,576, Charleston County wuth 405,905, Horry County with 344,147 and Spartanburg is the fifth largest with County 313,888.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
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