South Carolina Population, Area, and Density
The population of South Carolina is 4,832,482 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. South Carolina is ranked number 24 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 16.2% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in South Carolina is 32,020.6 square miles. There state is 93.9% land and 6.1% water. The population density in South Carolina is 160.8 people per square mile (25th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 4,832,482 people ÷ 30,060.7 sq mi
Population Density = 160.8 people per sq mile
|Population||4,832,482 (24th out of 56)||4,625,364 (24th out of 56)||4,012,012 (26th out of 56)|
|Difference||16.2% below avg||17.2% below avg||21.3% below avg|
|Total Area||32,020.6 mi2||82,933 km2||20,493,159 acres||(40th out of 56)|
|Land Area||30,060.7 mi2||77,857 km2||19,238,854 acres||(93.9%)|
|Water Area||1,959.9 mi2||5,076 km2||1,254,305 acres||(6.1%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||160.8 (25th out of 56)||153.9 (26th out of 56)||133.5 (27th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||63.0% below avg||63.0% below avg||66.5% below avg|