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Social Statistics

South Carolina

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school1,053,152100.0
Nursery school, preschool68,7276.5
Kindergarten62,8676.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8)474,36045.0
High school (grades 9-12)230,35921.9
College or graduate school216,83920.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over2,596,010100.0
Less than 9th grade215,7768.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma398,50315.4
High school graduate (includes equivalency)778,05430.0
Some college, no degree500,19419.3
Associate degree173,4286.7
Bachelor's degree351,52613.5
Graduate or professional degree178,5296.9
Percent high school graduate or higher76.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher20.4(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over3,168,918100.0
Never married823,64426.0
Now married, except separated1,718,19154.2
Separated105,2533.3
Widowed231,7937.3
Female
190,4266.0
Divorced290,0379.2
Female
163,5315.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years99,558100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren51,75552.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over2,967,197100.0
Civilian veterans420,97114.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years916,760100.0
With a disability82,4469.0
Population 21 to 64 years2,270,202100.0
With a disability514,96322.7
Percent employed
55.5(X)
No disability1,755,23977.3
Percent employed
77.1(X)
Population 65 years and over465,847100.0
With a disability213,44845.8
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over3,748,669100.0
Same house in 19952,097,19355.9
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,592,09842.5
Same county
836,63822.3
Different county
755,46020.2
Same state
313,0118.3
Different state
442,44911.8
Elsewhere in 199559,3781.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population4,012,012100.0
Native3,896,03497.1
Born in United States
3,862,47296.3
State of residence
2,568,95464.0
Different state
1,293,51832.2
Born outside United States
33,5620.8
Foreign born115,9782.9
Entered 1990 to March 2000
60,8071.5
Naturalized citizen
42,9831.1
Not a citizen
72,9951.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)115,978100.0
Europe27,17723.4
Asia29,40225.4
Africa3,2482.8
Oceania8250.7
Latin America49,60842.8
Northern America5,7184.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over3,748,669100.0
English only3,552,24094.8
Language other than English196,4295.2
Speak English less than 'very well
82,2792.2
Spanish
110,0302.9
Speak English less than "very well"
53,6041.4
Other Indo-European languages
55,1161.5
Speak English less than "very well"
14,4850.4
Asian and Pacific Island languages
25,5340.7
Speak English less than "very well"
12,4890.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population4,012,012100.0

Total ancestries reported

3,464,62486.4
Arab6,4600.2
Czech16,8240.2
Danish5,0170.1
Dutch38,1711.0
English328,3298.2
French (except Basque)171,1051.8
French Canadian113,2900.3
German337,9848.4
Greek9,2440.2
Hungarian7,9530.2
Irish1318,2477.9
Italian81,3772.0
Lithuanian3,1290.1
Norwegian14,2790.4
Polish36,8170.9
Portuguese3,0990.1
Russian9,0050.2
Scotch-Irish118,0712.9
Scottish73,5931.8
Slovak3,1670.1
Subsaharan African31,7750.8
Swedish16,9610.4
Swiss6,0800.2
Ukrainian3,2070.1
United States or American557,58313.9
Welsh16,8880.4
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5,9030.1
Other ancestries1,341,06633.4
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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