South Carolina Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2018


South Carolina Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for South Carolina as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 5,108,693
Population in Households 4,972,094
Population in Familes 4,035,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 136,599
Population Density1 170
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $50,748
Average Household Income $69,944
Per Capita Income $27,697


Total Housing Units 2,355,340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,364,422 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 625,001 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 365,917 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $164,218
Average Home Value $225,456


Total Households 1,989,423
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,320,973
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.21% 1.25%
Households 1.21% 1.26%
Families 1.0% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.65%