South Carolina Overview

Population Demographics

  • The top three races (in population) are: White [66.2%], Black or African American [27.9%] and Hispanic [5.1%].
  • 47.5% of people in South Carolina are single and 52.5% are married.
  • 4.7% of the state's population was not born in the United States. The other 95.3% was born in the United States.
  • Men make up 48.6% of the population and females make up 51.4%.
  • South Carolina has a population of 4,625,364 and is the 24th most populous state.
  • 83.0% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 22.6% have college degrees.

» More about the South Carolina Population including race, age and gender data.


  • Of workers, 62.8% commute under 25 mins, 25.5% travel 25-45 mins, and 11.7% have a commute time of over 45 mins.
  • In South Carolina, the median worker income is $26,226. This is lower than the national average of $29,701.
  • The average worker works 39 hours a week in South Carolina.
  • As of the last census, the South Carolina unemployment rate of 9.3% was worse than the 7.9% national average.
  • The poverty rate for South Carolina is 14.4%.

» More about the South Carolina economy including unemployment and income trends.


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