South Carolina State

South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States.

It is bordered to the north by North Carolina; to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River; and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the Province of South Carolina was the first of the 13 colonies that declared independence from the British Crown during the American Revolution.

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As of 2012, South Carolina has a total population of 4,500,926 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.28%.

The median home price South Carolina is $124,940 with the median age of the buyer being 25. Homes in South Carolina have appreciatied over the last by -4.58%.

Public schools in South Carolina spend approximately $4,748 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 10.3.

South Carolina has an unemployment rate of 12.10%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -4.12% with a projected future job growth of 19.66%.

South Carolina has an average commute time of 26.1 compared to the national average of 27.8.

On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) South Carolina is a 8 in violent crime and a 7 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.

In terms of political affiliations in South Carolina, 44.900% of people are Democrats, 53.870% are Republicans and 1.230% are registered Independent.

South Carolina People


In 2012, the population of South Carolina was 4,500,926. South Carolina has a population density of 150 (how many people live in one square mile.

Family in South Carolina

The median age in South Carolina is 37.6, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 48.71% of the population of South Carolina, while females make up 51.29% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).

The average household size in South Carolina is 2.46 people across 1,772,822. 58.67% of people are married in South Carolina while 41.33% are single.

Local PopulationSouth CarolinaUnited States
Population Density15087
Population Change12.28%9.00%
Median Age37.636.8
Household Size2.462.59
Male Population48.71%49.34%
Female Population51.29%50.66%
Married Population58.67%57.41%
Single Population41.33%42.59%

South Carolina Economy

Households by IncomeSouth CarolinaUnited States
Income Less than $15,00015.50%12.48%
Income Between $15,000 and $25,00011.88%10.46%
Income Between $25,000 and $35,00012.12%10.68%
Income Between $35,000 and $50,00016.60%15.26%
Income Between $50,000 and $75,00010.79%12.20%
Income Between $100,000 and $150,0008.88%11.83%
Income Between $150,000 and $250,0003.08%5.23%
Income Between $250,000 and $500,0000.96%1.54%
Income Greater than $500,0000.38%0.70%
Population by OccupationSouth CarolinaUnited States
Management, Business, and Financial Operations11.64%13.70%
Professional and Related Occupations18.05%20.28%
Sales and Office25.38%26.66%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry0.56%0.74%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance11.42%9.51%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving18.33%14.39%
Local EconomySouth CarolinaUnited States
Unemployment Rate12.10%10.20%
Recent Job Growth-4.12%-4.06%
Future Job Growth19.66%21.68%
Sales Taxes7.00%6.80%
Income Taxes7.00%6.25%
Income per Capita$23,290$26,372
Household Income$44,686$51,660

South Carolina Housing


As of 2012, South Carolina consisted of 23.31% renters and 62.93% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -4.58% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).

South Carolina HousingSouth CarolinaUnited States
Median Home Cost$124,940$183,450
Median Home Age2533
Home Appreciation-4.58%-5.21%
Homes Owned62.93%60.14%
Housing Vacancy13.76%10.50%
Homes Rented23.31%29.36%
Property Tax Rate$5.37$11.20
South Carolina Homes by ValueSouth CarolinaUnited States
Less Than $20,0004.80%2.71%
$20,000 to $39,9996.79%3.86%
$40,000 to $59,9998.19%5.09%
$60,000 to $79,9999.43%6.10%
$80,000 to $99,99910.74%7.33%
$100,000 to $149,99923.33%18.53%
$150,000 to $199,99913.17%14.38%
$200,000 to $299,99912.50%17.52%
$300,000 to $399,9994.85%9.26%
$400,000 to $499,9992.20%5.11%
$500,000 to $749,9992.29%5.76%
$1,000,000 or more0.91%2.07%
South Carolina Homes by Year BuiltSouth CarolinaUnited States
1939 or Earlier4.92%12.87%
1940 to 19494.04%6.21%
1950 to 19597.64%10.80%
1960 to 196910.83%12.04%
1970 to 197916.46%16.14%
1980 to 198917.59%14.11%
1990 to 19948.58%6.29%
1995 to 19989.58%6.33%
1999 to October 200520.36%15.21%

South Carolina Religion


45.83% of the people in South Carolina declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.

South Carolina ReligionsSouth CarolinaUnited States
Declared Religious45.83%48.34%
Other Christian2.15%5.20%

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Abbeville, SC Adams Run, SC Agusta, SC Aiken, SC Alcolu, SC Allendale, SC Anderson, SC Andrews, SC Arcadia, SC Atlantic Beach, SC Awendaw, SC Aynor, SC Ballentine, SC Bamberg, SC Barnardsville, SC Barnwell, SC Batesburg Leesville, SC Batesburg, SC Bath, SC Beaufort, SC Beech Island, SC Belton, SC Belvedere, SC Bennettsville, SC Bethel, SC Bethera, SC Bethune, SC Bishopville, SC Blacksburg, SC Blackstock, SC Blackville, SC Blair, SC Blenheim, SC Bluffton, SC Blythewood, SC Boiling Springs, SC Bonneau, SC Bowman, SC Bradley, SC Branchville, SC Brunson, SC Buffalo, SC Cades, SC Calhoun Falls, SC Camden, SC Cameron, SC Campobello, SC Canadys, SC Carlisle, SC Cassatt, SC Catawba, SC Cayce, SC Central, SC Chapin, SC Chappells, SC Charleston AFB, SC Charleston, SC Charlotte, SC Cheraw, SC Chesnee, SC Chester, SC Chesterfield, SC Clarks Hill, SC Clearwater, SC Clemson, SC Cleveland, SC Clifton, SC Clinton, SC Clio, SC Clover, SC Columbia, SC Conestee, SC Converse, SC Conway, SC Coosawhatchie, SC Cope, SC Cordesville, SC Cordova, SC Cottageville, SC Coward, SC Cowpens, SC Cross Anchor, SC Cross Hill, SC Cross, SC Crossville, SC Dalzell, SC Daniel Island, SC Darlington, SC Daufuskie Island, SC Denmark, SC Dillon, SC Donalds, SC Dorchester, SC Drayton, SC Due West, SC Duncan, SC Early Branch, SC Easley, SC Eastover, SC Edgefield, SC Edgemoor, SC Edisto Island, SC Effingham, SC Ehrhardt, SC Elgin, SC Elko, SC Elliott, SC Elloree, SC Enoree, SC Estill, SC Eutawville, SC Fair Play, SC Fairfax, SC Fairforest, SC Florence, SC Floyds, SC Folly Beach, SC Fork, SC Fort Lawn, SC Fort Mill, SC Fort Motte, SC Fountain Inn, SC Fripp Island, SC Furman, SC Gable, SC Gadsden, SC Gaffney, SC Galivants Ferry, SC Garnett, SC Gaston, SC Georgetown, SC Gifford, SC Gilbert, SC Glendale, SC Gloverville, SC Goose Creek, SC Gramling, SC Graniteville, SC Gray Court, SC Great Falls, SC Greeleyville, SC Green Pond, SC Green Sea, SC Greenville, SC Greenwood, SC Greer, SC Gresham, SC Grover, SC Hamer, SC Hampton, SC Hanahan, SC Hardeeville, SC Harleyville, SC Hartsville, SC Heath Springs, SC Hemingway, SC Hendersonville, SC Hickory Grove, SC Hilda, SC Hilton Head Island, SC Hilton Head, SC Hodges, SC Holly Hill, SC Hollywood, SC Honea Path, SC Hopkins, SC Horatio, SC Huger, SC Inman, SC Irmo, SC Islandton, SC Isle of Palms, SC Iva, SC Jackson, SC Jacksonboro, SC Jamestown, SC Jefferson, SC Jenkinsville, SC Joanna, SC Johns Island, SC Johnsonville, SC Johnston, SC Jonesville, SC Kershaw, SC Kiawah Island, SC Kinards, SC Kingstree, SC Ladson, SC Ladys Island, SC Lake City, SC Lake View, SC Lake Wylie, SC Lakewood, SC Lamar, SC Lancaster, SC Lando, SC Landrum, SC Lane, SC Langley, SC Las Vegas, SC Latta, SC Laurens, SC Lebanon, SC Leesville, SC Lexington, SC Liberty Hill, SC Liberty, SC Lincolnville, SC Little Mountain, SC Little River, SC Little Rock, SC Livingston, SC Lobeco, SC Lockhart, SC Lodge, SC Long Creek, SC Longs, SC Loris, SC Low Country, SC Lowndesville, SC Lugoff, SC Luray, SC Lydia, SC Lyman, SC Lynchburg, SC MacEdonia, SC Manning, SC Marietta, SC Marion, SC Martin, SC Matthews, SC Mauldin, SC Mayesville, SC Mayo, SC Mc Bee, SC Mc Clellanville, SC Mc Coll, SC Mc Connells, SC McCormick, SC Modoc, SC Moncks Corner, SC Monetta, SC Montmorenci, SC Moore, SC Mount Carmel, SC Mount Croghan, SC Mount Pleasant, SC Mountain Rest, SC Mountville, SC Mullins, SC Murrells Inlet, SC Myrtle Beach, SC Neeses, SC Nesmith, SC New Ellenton, SC New Zion, SC Newberry, SC Newtonville, SC Nichols, SC Ninety Six, SC Norris, SC North Augusta, SC North Charleston, SC North Myrtle Beach, SC North Walterboro, SC North, SC Norway, SC Okatie, SC Olanta, SC Olar, SC Orangeburg, SC Pacolet Mills, SC Pacolet, SC Pageland, SC Pamplico, SC Parksville, SC Parris Island, SC Patrick, SC Pauline, SC Pawleys Island, SC Peak, SC Pelion, SC Pelzer, SC Pendleton, SC Perry, SC Pickens, SC Piedmont, SC Pimlico, SC Pineland, SC Pineville, SC Pinewood, SC Pinopolis, SC Plum Branch, SC Pomaria, SC Port Royal, SC Prosperity, SC Quinby, SC Rains, SC Raleigh, SC Ravenel, SC Reevesville, SC Reidville, SC Rembert, SC Richburg, SC Richland, SC Ridge Spring, SC Ridgeland, SC Ridgeville, SC Ridgeway, SC Rion, SC Rock Hill, SC Roebuck, SC Round O, SC Rowesville, SC Ruby, SC Ruffin, SC Saint George, SC Saint Helena Island, SC Saint Matthews, SC Saint Stephen, SC Salem, SC Salley, SC Salters, SC Saluda, SC Sandy Springs, SC Santee, SC Santuck, SC Sardinia, SC Scotia, SC Scranton, SC Seabrook Island, SC Seabrook, SC Sellers, SC Seneca, SC Sharon, SC Shaw AFB, SC Sheldon, SC Silverstreet, SC Simpsonville, SC Six Mile, SC Slater, SC Smoaks, SC Smyrna, SC Society Hill, SC Spartanburg, SC Springfield, SC Starr, SC Startex, SC Sullivans Island, SC Summerton, SC Summerville, SC Sumter, SC Sunset, SC Surfside Beach, SC Swansea, SC Sycamore, SC Tamassee, SC Tatum, SC Taylors, SC Tega Cay, SC Tigerville, SC Tillman, SC Timmonsville, SC Townville, SC Travelers Rest, SC Trenton, SC Troy, SC Turbeville, SC Ulmer, SC Una, SC Union, SC Van Wyck, SC Vance, SC Varnville, SC Vaucluse, SC Wadmalaw Island, SC Wagener, SC Walhalla, SC Wallace, SC Walterboro, SC Wando, SC Ward, SC Ware Shoals, SC Warrenville, SC Waterloo, SC Wedgefield, SC Wellford, SC West Columbia, SC West End, SC West Pelzer, SC West Union, SC Westminster, SC Westville, SC White Rock, SC White Stone, SC Whitmire, SC Williams, SC Williamston, SC Williston, SC Windsor, SC Winnsboro, SC Woodruff, SC Yemassee, SC Yonges Island, SC York, SC

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