Friday, October 17, 2014

South Carolina's Largest Ethnic Groups


African-Americans are the largest ethnic group in South Carolina. The state also has a significant number of residents who list simply American as their origin: 13% of state residents in 2010. The largest European ethnicity is German, with 10% of residents. Mexicans are the largest Hispanic group, the ethnicity of almost 3% of residents.

Rank
Ethnicity
2010
South Carolina Population
As a Percent of
Total South Carolina Population

Total Population
4,636,312
100.00%
1
African-American*
1,257,574
27.12%
2
American
609,081
13.14%
3
German
470,875
10.16%
4
Irish
449,705
9.70%
5
English
408,649
8.81%
6
Mexican
133,354
2.88%
7
Italian
126,427
2.73%
8
Scotch-Irish
113,008
2.44%
9
Scottish
98,837
2.13%
10
French, except Basque
88,763
1.91%
11
Polish
62,440
1.35%
12
Dutch
44,790
0.97%
13
European
38,441
0.83%
14
Puerto Rican
27,212
0.59%
15
African
22,184
0.48%
16
Swedish
21,607
0.47%
17
Welsh
21,584
0.47%
18
British
18,468
0.40%
19
Norwegian
17,813
0.38%
20
Greek
15,916
0.34%
21
Russian
14,227
0.31%
22
Guatemalan
13,839
0.30%
23
French Canadian
13,537
0.29%
24
Asian Indian
12,740
0.27%
25
Honduran
11,138
0.24%
26
Hungarian
10,995
0.24%
27
Filipino
10,113
0.22%
28
Chinese , except Taiwanese
9,522
0.21%
29
Czech
8,388
0.18%
30
Swiss
8,071
0.17%
31
Canadian
8,052
0.17%
32
Cuban
7,874
0.17%
33
Colombian
7,194
0.16%
34
Ukrainian
6,725
0.15%
35
Danish
6,652
0.14%
36
Portuguese
5,789
0.12%
37
Spaniard
5,266
0.11%
38
Austrian
5,102
0.11%
39
Korean
4,913
0.11%
40
Salvadoran
4,798
0.10%
41
Romanian
4,653
0.10%
42
Slovak
4,612
0.10%
43
Vietnamese
4,125
0.09%
44
Finnish
3,931
0.08%
45
Jamaican
3,901
0.08%
46
Lebanese
3,615
0.08%
47
Scandinavian
3,507
0.08%
48
Lithuanian
3,351
0.07%
49
Cambodian
3,089
0.07%
50
Nicaraguan
3,086
0.07%

Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey
1 year estimates, tables: B02001, C02005, B02006, C02007, B03001, B03002, B04006

* African-American is derived as respondents selecting Black as racial group after removing African, West Indian, and Hispanic ethnicities.

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