South Carolina Trivia:

Capital : Columbia
State Tree : Cabbage Palmetto
State Flower : Yellow Jessamine
State Insect : Carolina Mantis, Eastern Tiger Swallowta
State Bird : Great Carolina Wren

South Carolina People:

South Carolina has a total population of 4,723,417 (2012 est) and ranks 24th in population of U.S. states. By age, 1,081,662 (22.9%) uth Carolinians are under 18 years of age, 2,947,412 (62.4%) are age 19 to 64, and 694,342 (14.7%) are 65 years of age or older. By gender, females make up 51.4%, and males 48.6% of the total population.

South Carolina Population By Age and Gender

AgePopulation Percentage
18 and under22.9  
65 and older14.7  
19 to 6462.4  

23,617 (0.5%) uth Carolinians are American Indian or Alaska Native, 66,128 (1.4%) are Asian, 1,322,557 (28.0%) are Black, 4,723 (0.1%) are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 3,230,817 (68.4%) are White, 75,575 (1.6%) are of mixed race.

South Carolina Population By Race

WhiteSouth Carolina White population 3,230,8173,230,817  
BlackSouth Carolina Black population 1,322,5571,322,557
MixedSouth Carolina Mixed population 75,57575,575
AsianSouth Carolina Asian population 66,12866,128
American IndianSouth Carolina American Indian population 23,61723,617
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderSouth Carolina Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 4,7234,723

1,322,557 (28.0%) have declared Hispanic or Latino origin.

4.8% of uth Carolinians were born in a foreign country.

6.8% of uth Carolinians over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home.

84.0% of uth Carolinians over the age of 25 are high school graduates or higher, and 24.6% have bachelor's degrees or higher.

South Carolina Land:

South Carolina has a land area of 30,061 square miles and is ranked 40th among U.S. states in total area. South Carolina has a population density of 154 people per square mile.