South Carolina



South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, doing so on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote to secede from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)4,961,119
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)4,625,410
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)7.30
Population, Census, April 1, 20104,625,364
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.50
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201023.40
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201013.70
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201051.40
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201066.20
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 201027.90
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.40
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20101.30
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 20100.10
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20101.70
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)5.10
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201064.10
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015378,959
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20154.80
Housing units, April 1, 20102,137,683
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201568.60
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015139,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,183
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015347
Median gross rent, 2011-2015790
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20151,815,094
Persons per household, 2011-2015256.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201584.70
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-20156.90
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201585.60
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201525.80
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-201510.30
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent12.90
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201560.10
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201556.20
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)9,763,818
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)22,941,292
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)99,160,840
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)45,520,900
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)58,093,824
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)12,298
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201524
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201545,483
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201524,604
Persons in poverty, percent16.60
All firms, 2012367,726
Men-owned firms, 2012202,446
Women-owned firms, 2012131,856
Minority-owned firms, 201283,233
Nonminority-owned firms, 201283,233
Veteran-owned firms, 201247,987
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012303,137
Population per square mile, 2010154
Land area in square miles, 201030,061