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Capital City:
Columbia
State FLower:
Yellow Jessamine
State Bird:
Great 
Carolina Wren
State #8 Admitted to Union:
May 23, 1788
    People Facts South Carolina USA
Population, 2010 4,625,364 308,745,538
Population, 2000 4,012,012 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.6% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 24.1% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.8% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.3% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 68.5% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 29.0% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 0.4% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 1.1% 4.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 0.9% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 3.5% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 65.4% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 55.9% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.9% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 5.2% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 76.3% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 20.4% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 810,857 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.3 25.5
 
Housing units, 2006 1,975,638 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 72.2% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 15.8% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $94,900 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 1,533,854 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.53 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $39,454 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $18,795 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 15.0% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 103,416 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 1,584,914 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 -1.0% 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 259,604 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 292,984 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 9.8% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.5% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.0% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.0% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.2% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 81,132,781 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 32,988,974 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 40,629,089 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $9,895 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 6,104,316 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 50,776 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 30,051,171 2,143,781,727
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 30,109.47 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 133.2 79.6