Nationwide Claims to Fame

South Carolina is 6th out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

South Carolina is 9th out of 51 other states in Female residents

South Carolina is 10th out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

South Carolina is 13th out of 51 other states in Building permits (last year)

South Carolina is 16th out of 51 other states in Home ownership rate

South Carolina is 16th out of 51 other states in Residents 65 or older

South Carolina is 20th out of 51 other states in Population density (people per sqmi)

South Carolina is 24th out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

South Carolina is 24th out of 51 other states in Households

South Carolina is 24th out of 51 other states in Housing units

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
South Carolina Rank US
Current population (2012) 4,723,723 24th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 30,060.7 40th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 153.9 20th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
South Carolina Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.3% 29th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.9% 33rd 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.7% 16th 13.7%
Education Demographics
South Carolina Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.6% 41st 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 24.2% 41st 28.2%
Race Demographics
South Carolina Rank US
Race - White 68.4% 44th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 28.0% 6th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 39th 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.4% 39th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 39th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 45th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.3% 35th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 64.0% 35th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
South Carolina Rank US
Female residents 51.4% 9th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.8% 33rd 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
South Carolina Rank US
Housing units 2,157,033 24th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 17.6% 40th 25.9%
Households 1,758,732 24th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 69.8% 16th 66.1%
Home median value $137,000 36th $186,200
People per household 2.5 24th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 18,708 13th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
South Carolina Rank US
Income per capita $23,854 41st $27,915
Income per household $44,587 43rd $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.0% 10th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
South Carolina Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 100,481 25th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 1,521,123 25th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 360,397 25th 27,092,908
Retail sales $54,298,410 25th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,273 41st $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $8,383,463 26th $613,795,732

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