South Carolina Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


South Carolina Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for South Carolina as of July 1, 2017. Our South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank SC cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

South Carolina Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,037,131
Daytime Population: Workers 2,230,842
Daytime Population: Residents 2,730,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,961,833
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,900,238
Population in Familes 3,961,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 136,893
Population Density2 168
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $48,678
Average Household Income $66,263
Per Capita Income $26,262


Total Housing Units 2,321,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,347,181 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 613,845 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 360,545 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $157,893
Average Home Value $212,770


Total Households 1,961,026
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,306,084
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.18% 1.21%
Households 1.18% 1.21%
Families 0.99% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.67%