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 2023 is estimated to be 5.35 million, ranks 23rd populous state in US, area is 32,030 sq miles (82,931 sq km), ranks 40th largest by area, increase of population of 164,205 since last census of 2020. Its Capital city is Columbia and other top cities are Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant town and Rock Hill. Orangeburg, Darlington, Clinton, Cayce, Hartsville, Myrtle Beach are the most dangerous cities in South Carolina. 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
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of South Carolina
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of South Carolina
July 1, 2020
South Carolina Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of South Carolina by race are, 66.1% belongs to White Americans, 27% are African Americans, 5.4% are Hispanic/Latino's and 1.47% are Asians
White population in South Carolina are 3,292,598, percentage wise 67.29 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in South Carolina are 1,332,110, percentage wise 27.22 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in South Carolina, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in South Carolina are 71,994, percentage wise 1.47 percent are asians, out of these 16,893 are Asian Indians, 15,527 are Chinese, 11,652 are Filipinos, 2,091 are Japanese, 6,210 are Korean, 7,318 are Vietnamese and 12,303 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in South Carolina are 267,398. Percentage wise 5.46 percent are hispanics, out of these 150,058 are Mexican people, 36,022 are Puerto Ricans, 7,444 are Cubans, and 73,874 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
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.
|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|
South Carolina Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of South Carolina by age is 4,893,444, out of these 2,376,759 are male, 2,516,685 are female, The sex ratio of South Carolina is 944. The South Carolina population by age are, under 15 years is 905,499, 15 years and over is 3,987,945, 30 years and over is 2,994,878, 65 years and over is 795,256 and 85 years and over is 82,560. 48.57 percent are male, 51.43 percent are female, 18.50 percent are under 15 years old, 81.50 percent are 15 years and over, 61.20 percent are 30 years and over, 16.25 percent are 65 years and over, 1.69 percent are 85 years and over.
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|
South Carolina Education
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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