South Carolina Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

On this page, you'll find details on the largest ethnic ancestries in South Carolina, with links to ancestry pages to research more data.

Below, we'll show you the full list of different ancestries reported in South Carolina for the past 5 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for 2019, back to 2015.

To make the surfacing of this data easier, we've listed it in descending order based on the most recent year of data available, which means that past years may not be in the correct descending order.

All ancestry labels below are the grouping terms used by the U.S. Census Bureau and are not labels that Name Census has provided.

South Carolina Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 3,210,708 3,252,252 3,292,598 3,332,986 3,372,011
African American 1,315,058 1,322,368 1,332,110 1,339,360 1,344,139
American 539,064 512,881 505,229 505,204 499,079
Hispanic or Latino 254,092 258,361 267,398 275,685 285,458
English 225,550 221,768 210,506 198,493 180,270
Irish 176,666 176,234 171,701 161,075 149,652
German 167,961 168,804 165,636 159,791 150,904
Mexican 143,684 145,551 150,058 150,582 151,497
Some Other Race 73,324 73,149 74,328 78,597 88,274
Scotch-Irish 70,859 71,144 70,003 67,953 66,439
Asian 66,982 68,553 71,994 75,084 78,805
Italian 56,273 56,430 55,750 56,469 54,980
Scottish 49,070 50,995 51,078 50,032 48,546
Subsaharan African 38,545 42,254 43,884 44,885 45,364
European 38,172 44,897 49,575 61,554 71,893
Puerto Rican 34,739 33,767 36,022 37,776 38,644
African 33,639 36,699 38,370 39,470 40,680
French 22,028 21,299 20,830 20,097 19,036
Polish 20,782 21,715 21,873 22,107 21,553
Asian Indian 15,528 15,605 16,893 18,008 19,047
Colombian 12,747 13,160 13,183 13,614 13,533
British 12,681 13,468 14,858 16,559 17,618
Chinese 12,379 12,975 15,044 15,054 15,728
American Indian 11,086 11,415 11,251 12,739 13,732
Filipino 10,739 11,228 11,652 12,735 13,333
Dutch 10,250 9,909 9,885 9,398 8,459
Guatemalan 9,930 11,238 11,966 11,937 13,452
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 9,109 9,551 9,783 9,513 10,161
Honduran 7,667 8,330 9,188 11,155 14,137
Total Arab 7,577 8,055 8,423 7,508 6,714
French Canadian 7,466 8,084 8,296 7,669 8,112
Russian 7,307 6,635 6,825 6,742 6,882
Welsh 6,948 6,976 7,259 6,591 6,430
Cuban 6,823 7,514 7,444 7,949 9,257
Swedish 6,390 6,040 6,173 6,011 5,916
Norwegian 6,151 6,323 6,607 6,834 7,170
Greek 6,037 6,009 6,458 6,126 5,512
Korean 5,920 6,033 6,210 5,598 5,481
All other Hispanic or Latino 5,689 5,658 5,649 7,449 8,864
Salvadoran 5,306 4,887 5,607 5,763 6,345
Ukrainian 5,177 5,223 5,636 5,108 5,104
Jamaican 5,014 5,113 5,117 4,714 5,299
Dominican 4,247 4,642 4,146 3,894 4,188
Hungarian 3,989 3,873 3,998 3,654 3,590
Canadian 3,541 3,323 3,086 3,859 3,992
Spanish 3,110 2,223 2,246 2,178 2,285
Spaniard 3,072 3,797 3,852 4,486 4,454
Peruvian 2,972 2,923 3,186 3,226 2,752
Panamanian 2,906 3,319 2,940 2,920 2,640
Portuguese 2,879 3,220 2,908 3,501 3,238
Czech 2,675 2,676 2,633 2,201 2,112
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,588 2,784 3,015 3,004 4,002
Brazilian 2,437 2,224 2,405 2,384 2,935
Ecuadorian 2,430 2,179 2,183 2,308 2,642
Hmong 2,418 2,229 1,798 1,626 1,675
Lebanese 2,357 2,348 2,312 2,332 2,382
Finnish 2,277 2,008 1,518 1,487 1,760
Japanese 2,274 2,291 2,091 2,502 2,408
Swiss 2,257 2,376 2,438 2,070 2,084
Danish 2,186 2,162 1,986 1,890 1,754
Costa Rican 2,112 2,576 2,325 2,812 2,529
Cambodian 1,895 1,969 1,933 1,501 1,881
Venezuelan 1,884 1,882 1,808 2,155 2,548
Slovak 1,840 1,739 1,811 1,541 1,603
Northern European 1,775 1,986 2,467 2,656 3,200
Lithuanian 1,701 1,620 1,658 1,542 1,298
Austrian 1,694 1,590 1,780 1,645 1,829
Nicaraguan 1,679 1,522 1,760 1,402 1,370
Scandinavian 1,523 1,355 1,773 2,080 2,703
Romanian 1,520 1,619 1,994 1,852 2,262
Thai 1,485 1,654 1,535 2,112 1,984
Haitian 1,396 1,510 1,530 1,551 1,442
Argentinean 1,391 1,170 1,553 1,413 1,525
Nigerian 1,375 1,601 1,693 1,622 992
Egyptian 1,374 1,634 1,639 1,380 994
Eastern European 1,294 1,901 2,558 3,568 4,702
Czechoslovakian 1,269 1,055 991 910 837
Laotian 1,143 1,160 1,334 1,301 1,375
Other Arab 1,079 1,095 1,447 1,183 877
Two or more Asian 1,061 991 1,234 1,332 1,425
Other Asian, not specified 1,043 1,361 1,135 1,195 1,156
Bulgarian 953 896 725 684 630
Croatian 949 799 705 685 709
Turkish 891 870 1,026 827 807
Pakistani 887 1,073 1,151 966 1,091
Iranian 880 961 1,006 1,229 1,153
West Indian 866 775 855 811 992
Other Subsaharan African 854 782 890 720 666
Burmese 852 904 1,192 1,180 1,246
Arab 784 1,009 838 888 612
Ethiopian 783 817 702 865 652
Belgian 722 842 876 987 1,156
Pennsylvania German 716 704 730 892 1,022
Syrian 692 795 805 629 652
Taiwanese 679 541 483 426 440
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 665 864 969 1,120 1,216
Bangladeshi 603 297 264 273 111
Yugoslavian 598 744 669 753 742
Israeli 589 500 644 736 938
Uruguayan 549 665 764 912 986
Chilean 530 756 840 1,037 861
Slavic 510 533 396 278 253
South African 507 775 730 758 777
Iraqi 464 440 471 309 260
Serbian 457 498 420 524 564
Armenian 447 406 497 568 614
Moroccan 445 424 554 420 460
Albanian 403 419 391 318 527
Australian 366 401 390 308 261
Bolivian 352 376 443 482 523
Kenyan 345 389 293 395 314
Ghanaian 345 402 390 196 170
Slovene 338 432 357 350 295
Bahamian 306 311 335 369 396
Barbadian 274 345 337 299 250
Cajun 268 242 243 256 281
Latvian 262 263 291 279 329
Guyanese 259 180 270 271 327
Liberian 251 246 238 193 478
Celtic 245 274 258 421 477
British West Indian 219 204 203 189 249
Bhutanese 212 182 257 167 139
Jordanian 199 115 120 101 166
Belizean 187 203 162 204 91
Palestinian 183 195 237 266 311
Sierra Leonean 159 174 198 175 28
Alaska Native tribes 141 175 234 247 326
Sri Lankan 129 161 162 131 94
Nepalese 126 143 124 191 158
Estonian 123 162 144 85 87
Maltese 119 177 202 213 130
Other Central American 118 65 53 39 29
Macedonian 115 84 205 277 251
Sudanese 112 126 115 137 133
German Russian 109 114 97 58 39
United States Virgin Islander 95 121 139 66 65
Indonesian 92 139 139 127 131
Senegalese 81 86 85 90 263
Luxembourger 73 25 33 35 27
Paraguayan 67 111 159 170 150
New Zealander 62 41 35 31 72
Ugandan 61 73 75 84 63
Other South American 56 50 23 26 247
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 55 50 59 53 109
Icelander 51 72 85 101 79
Basque 40 40 59 99 114
Other Asian, specified 36 36 9 16 25
Malaysian 33 36 27 14 28
Spanish American 32 0 0 0 0
Other West Indian 30 10 10 13 0
Bermudan 29 34 67 114 111
Dutch West Indian 28 61 59 63 50
Cypriot 27 37 16 32 23
Carpatho Rusyn 24 27 27 21 9
Cape Verdean 13 22 7 15 27
Zimbabwean 12 11 27 27 19
Somali 8 51 71 138 102
Alsatian 7 8 9 0 10
Afghan 2 43 62 64 116

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently 2019.

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