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Demography is the study of vital and social statistics. In many cases, one can see the indicators that are addressed in each of the eight major areas of the South Carolina Indicators Project as being affected by underlying demographic characteristics. For example, one may see growing urbanization resulting in increased levels of pollution. Population increases may reflect a positive shift in economic indicators. Demographic information may affect how one views the indicators, or how policy responses are crafted. Because this information is for background use in understanding the indicators, comparative data and rankings are provided for demographic characteristics as appropriate. Please follow the links provided for more information.

 

Demographic Characteristic

Selected Data for South Carolina

1. Total Population

 

Year 2008: 4,479,800

2. Population Change

 

Years 2000-08: 11.7%

3. Racial Composition

 

Year 2008:

68.75% White

28.48% Black

2.78% Some other Race

4. Hispanic Population

 

Year 2008: 4.1% Hispanic

Urban/Rural Population

 

5. Urban Population

 

6. Rural Population

 

 

Year 2000: 60.5% Live in an Urban Environment

 

Year 2000: 39.5% Live in a Rural Environment

7.  Educational Attainment

 

Year 2006:

32.6% have a High School Diploma

22.9% Have a Bachelor Degree or Higher

 

Rev: 09.04.09

 

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