Population of South Carolina 2021

Population

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of South Carolina on July 1, 2018 was 5,084,127. That’s a 9.92 percent increase since the 2010 census.

South Carolina had in the census 2010 4,625,364 residents, of which were 68.4% White, 28.1% African American, 5.3% Hispanic, 1.4% Asian, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Hawaiians and from other Pacific Islands

Religions

The majority of South Carolina residents are Protestant Christians. The religious affiliations of the population of South Carolina are as follows: Christian: 78% (Protestant 65%, Roman Catholic: 10%, Other Christian: 3%), Follower of other religions 3%, Non-religious: 19%.

Top Counties by Population in South Carolina

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per kmĀ²)
1 Greenville County 498,777 242.24
2 Richland County 409,560 204.88
3 Charleston County 396,495 112.74
4 Horry County 322,353 99.19
5 Spartanburg County 301,474 142.14
6 Lexington County 286,207 145.80
7 York County 258,537 143.39
8 Berkeley County 210,909 66.30
9 Anderson County 196,580 100.24
10 Beaufort County 183,160 122.76
11 Aiken County 167,469 59.87
12 Dorchester County 153,784 102.93
13 Florence County 138,753 66.64
14 Pickens County 122,874 92.67
15 Sumter County 107,407 60.82
16 Lancaster County 89,605 62.36
17 Orangeburg County 87,914 30.09
18 Oconee County 76,366 43.74
19 Greenwood County 70,144 58.50
20 Darlington County 67,245 45.78
21 Laurens County 66,788 35.62
22 Kershaw County 64,108 33.44
23 Georgetown County 61,410 29.15
24 Cherokee County 56,657 55.11
25 Chesterfield County 46,024 22.04
26 Newberry County 38,090 22.73
27 Colleton County 37,934 12.93
28 Clarendon County 33,962 18.84
29 Chester County 32,192 21.21
30 Williamsburg County 31,966 13.17
31 Marion County 31,737 24.81
32 Dillon County 30,869 29.29
33 Jasper County 28,476 15.71
34 Union County 27,684 20.72
35 Marlboro County 26,956 21.46
36 Edgefield County 26,369 20.08
37 Abbeville County 24,883 18.81
38 Fairfield County 22,664 12.32
39 Barnwell County 21,494 14.90
40 Saluda County 20,208 16.88
41 Hampton County 19,933 13.67
42 Lee County 17,646 16.58
43 Calhoun County 14,807 14.59
44 Bamberg County 14,445 14.12
45 McCormick County 9,654 9.46
46 Allendale County 9,056 8.46

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