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Social Characteristics of South Carolina

South Carolina Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    1,795,715
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    1,204,272
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    67.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    490,802
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    27.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    848,891
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    47.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    304,973
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    17.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    81,790
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    4.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    36,615
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    273,591
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    15.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    149,214
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    8.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    591,443
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    32.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    498,640
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    27.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    180,077
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    10.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    566,734
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    31.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    491,109
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    27.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.56
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.12
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    4,589,260
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    1,795,715
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    39.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    848,287
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    18.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    1,357,096
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    29.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    351,082
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    7.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    237,080
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    5.2%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    88,665
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    1,841,777
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    637,545
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    34.6%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    919,170
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    49.9%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    53,925
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    53,876
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    177,261
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    1,985,795
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    574,445
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    28.9%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    899,335
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    45.3%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    75,550
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    3.8%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    207,321
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    10.4%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    229,144
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    11.5%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    61,599
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    27,860
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    45.2%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    44
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    54
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    28
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    99
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    21
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    119,757
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    58,484
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    48.8%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    11,355
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    9.5%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    12,566
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    10.5%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    9,637
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    8.0%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    24,926
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    20.8%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    58,484
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    37,107
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    63.4%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    42,208
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    72.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    1,201,061
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    65,395
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    5.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    72,588
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    6.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    482,612
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    40.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    246,598
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    20.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    333,868
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    27.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    3,163,095
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    164,938
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    5.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    308,689
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    9.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    948,245
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    30.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    663,550
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    21.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    276,035
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    8.7%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    511,586
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    16.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    290,052
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    9.2%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    85.0%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    25.3%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    3,615,473
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    385,471
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    10.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    4,628,136
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    657,453
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    14.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    1,077,009
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    44,415
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    4.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    2,873,175
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    359,015
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    12.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    677,952
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    254,023
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    37.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    4,672,468
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    3,949,497
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    84.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    704,962
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    15.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    395,535
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    8.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    309,427
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    6.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    149,787
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    3.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    159,640
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    3.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    18,009
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    4,727,273
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    4,500,820
  • Percentage of Native persons
    95.2%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    4,450,121
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    94.1%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    2,754,414
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    58.3%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    1,695,707
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    35.9%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    50,699
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    226,453
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    226,453
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    81,502
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    36.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    144,951
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    64.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    277,152
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    50,699
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    50699%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    2,960
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    5.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    47,739
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    94.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    226,453
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    17,276
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    7.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    209,177
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    92.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    226,453
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    37,847
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    16.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    49,672
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    21.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    8,462
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    3.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    1,076
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    121,411
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    53.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    7,985
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    3.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    4,431,805
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    4,127,298
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    93.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    304,507
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    127,613
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    196,899
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    4.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    91,878
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    59,483
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    14,819
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    38,648
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    17,888
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    9,477
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    3,028
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    4,727,273
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    597,157
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    12.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    10,386
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    7,528
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    7,239
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    43,281
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    433,566
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    9.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    86,904
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    14,915
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    474,919
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    10.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    13,818
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    12,531
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    454,533
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    135,820
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    4,475
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    17,721
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    61,623
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    5,658
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    16,817
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    112,478
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    2.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    104,503
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    4,789
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    41,572
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    22,402
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    7,788
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    8,607
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    23,530
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    13,543
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    0.3%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.