In 2021, South Carolina had a population of 5.08M people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $58,234. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of South Carolina declined from 5.09M to 5.08M, a −0.248% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,864 to $58,234, a 6.14% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Carolina are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.63%), White (Hispanic) (2.52%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.86%).
7.51% of the households in South Carolina reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.1% of the residents in South Carolina are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in South Carolina are University of South Carolina-Columbia (10,191 degrees awarded in 2021), Clemson University (7,601 degrees), and Tri-County Technical College (2,542 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in South Carolina was $181,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.3%.
Most people in South Carolina drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in South Carolina was 2 cars per household.