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 6 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for , back to -5.

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 2020
White 3,210,708 3,252,252 3,292,598 3,332,986 3,372,011 3,386,329
African American 1,315,058 1,322,368 1,332,110 1,339,360 1,344,139 1,346,560
American 539,064 512,881 505,229 505,204 499,079 466,218
Hispanic or Latino 254,092 258,361 267,398 275,685 285,458 296,897
English 225,550 221,768 210,506 198,493 180,270 200,856
Irish 176,666 176,234 171,701 161,075 149,652 144,889
German 167,961 168,804 165,636 159,791 150,904 148,799
Mexican 143,684 145,551 150,058 150,582 151,497 152,356
Some Other Race 73,324 73,149 74,328 78,597 88,274 102,760
Scotch-Irish 70,859 71,144 70,003 67,953 66,439 64,200
Asian 66,982 68,553 71,994 75,084 78,805 83,573
Italian 56,273 56,430 55,750 56,469 54,980 53,897
Scottish 49,070 50,995 51,078 50,032 48,546 44,503
Subsaharan African 38,545 42,254 43,884 44,885 45,364 43,398
European 38,172 44,897 49,575 61,554 71,893 76,884
Puerto Rican 34,739 33,767 36,022 37,776 38,644 37,458
African 33,639 36,699 38,370 39,470 40,680 38,683
French 22,028 21,299 20,830 20,097 19,036 16,843
Polish 20,782 21,715 21,873 22,107 21,553 22,072
Asian Indian 15,528 15,605 16,893 18,008 19,047 20,934
Colombian 12,747 13,160 13,183 13,614 13,533 14,962
British 12,681 13,468 14,858 16,559 17,618 17,565
Chinese 12,379 12,975 15,044 15,054 15,728 15,521
American Indian 11,086 11,415 11,251 12,739 13,732 12,856
Filipino 10,739 11,228 11,652 12,735 13,333 14,444
Dutch 10,250 9,909 9,885 9,398 8,459 8,312
Guatemalan 9,930 11,238 11,966 11,937 13,452 14,496
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 9,109 9,551 9,783 9,513 10,161 11,387
Honduran 7,667 8,330 9,188 11,155 14,137 16,109
Total Arab 7,577 8,055 8,423 7,508 6,714 8,082
French Canadian 7,466 8,084 8,296 7,669 8,112 8,200
Russian 7,307 6,635 6,825 6,742 6,882 7,014
Welsh 6,948 6,976 7,259 6,591 6,430 5,752
Cuban 6,823 7,514 7,444 7,949 9,257 10,472
Swedish 6,390 6,040 6,173 6,011 5,916 5,348
Norwegian 6,151 6,323 6,607 6,834 7,170 6,861
Greek 6,037 6,009 6,458 6,126 5,512 6,557
Korean 5,920 6,033 6,210 5,598 5,481 6,049
All other Hispanic or Latino 5,689 5,658 5,649 7,449 8,864 12,335
Salvadoran 5,306 4,887 5,607 5,763 6,345 5,483
Ukrainian 5,177 5,223 5,636 5,108 5,104 6,199
Jamaican 5,014 5,113 5,117 4,714 5,299 6,565
Dominican 4,247 4,642 4,146 3,894 4,188 4,517
Hungarian 3,989 3,873 3,998 3,654 3,590 3,987
Canadian 3,541 3,323 3,086 3,859 3,992 3,278
Spanish 3,110 2,223 2,246 2,178 2,285 3,477
Spaniard 3,072 3,797 3,852 4,486 4,454 4,823
Peruvian 2,972 2,923 3,186 3,226 2,752 2,238
Panamanian 2,906 3,319 2,940 2,920 2,640 2,360
Portuguese 2,879 3,220 2,908 3,501 3,238 3,449
Czech 2,675 2,676 2,633 2,201 2,112 2,749
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,588 2,784 3,015 3,004 4,002 3,633
Brazilian 2,437 2,224 2,405 2,384 2,935 3,274
Ecuadorian 2,430 2,179 2,183 2,308 2,642 3,055
Hmong 2,418 2,229 1,798 1,626 1,675 1,941
Lebanese 2,357 2,348 2,312 2,332 2,382 2,529
Finnish 2,277 2,008 1,518 1,487 1,760 1,399
Japanese 2,274 2,291 2,091 2,502 2,408 3,080
Swiss 2,257 2,376 2,438 2,070 2,084 1,855
Danish 2,186 2,162 1,986 1,890 1,754 1,794
Costa Rican 2,112 2,576 2,325 2,812 2,529 2,389
Cambodian 1,895 1,969 1,933 1,501 1,881 1,614
Venezuelan 1,884 1,882 1,808 2,155 2,548 3,420
Slovak 1,840 1,739 1,811 1,541 1,603 1,449
Northern European 1,775 1,986 2,467 2,656 3,200 4,680
Lithuanian 1,701 1,620 1,658 1,542 1,298 1,514
Austrian 1,694 1,590 1,780 1,645 1,829 1,886
Nicaraguan 1,679 1,522 1,760 1,402 1,370 1,575
Scandinavian 1,523 1,355 1,773 2,080 2,703 2,956
Romanian 1,520 1,619 1,994 1,852 2,262 2,346
Thai 1,485 1,654 1,535 2,112 1,984 1,912
Haitian 1,396 1,510 1,530 1,551 1,442 1,665
Argentinean 1,391 1,170 1,553 1,413 1,525 1,654
Nigerian 1,375 1,601 1,693 1,622 992 1,104
Egyptian 1,374 1,634 1,639 1,380 994 1,356
Eastern European 1,294 1,901 2,558 3,568 4,702 5,720
Czechoslovakian 1,269 1,055 991 910 837 821
Laotian 1,143 1,160 1,334 1,301 1,375 1,658
Other Arab 1,079 1,095 1,447 1,183 877 1,134
Two or more Asian 1,061 991 1,234 1,332 1,425 1,595
Other Asian, not specified 1,043 1,361 1,135 1,195 1,156 1,090
Bulgarian 953 896 725 684 630 540
Croatian 949 799 705 685 709 957
Turkish 891 870 1,026 827 807 1,010
Pakistani 887 1,073 1,151 966 1,091 1,350
Iranian 880 961 1,006 1,229 1,153 1,232
West Indian 866 775 855 811 992 1,048
Other Subsaharan African 854 782 890 720 666 826
Burmese 852 904 1,192 1,180 1,246 915
Arab 784 1,009 838 888 612 417
Ethiopian 783 817 702 865 652 556
Belgian 722 842 876 987 1,156 895
Pennsylvania German 716 704 730 892 1,022 874
Syrian 692 795 805 629 652 714
Taiwanese 679 541 483 426 440 715
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 665 864 969 1,120 1,216 828
Bangladeshi 603 297 264 273 111 110
Yugoslavian 598 744 669 753 742 961
Israeli 589 500 644 736 938 914
Uruguayan 549 665 764 912 986 1,133
Chilean 530 756 840 1,037 861 1,239
Slavic 510 533 396 278 253 386
South African 507 775 730 758 777 604
Iraqi 464 440 471 309 260 853
Serbian 457 498 420 524 564 489
Armenian 447 406 497 568 614 789
Moroccan 445 424 554 420 460 516
Albanian 403 419 391 318 527 1,114
Australian 366 401 390 308 261 278
Bolivian 352 376 443 482 523 803
Ghanaian 345 402 390 196 170 247
Kenyan 345 389 293 395 314 529
Slovene 338 432 357 350 295 285
Bahamian 306 311 335 369 396 363
Barbadian 274 345 337 299 250 277
Cajun 268 242 243 256 281 246
Latvian 262 263 291 279 329 302
Guyanese 259 180 270 271 327 362
Liberian 251 246 238 193 478 368
Celtic 245 274 258 421 477 483
British West Indian 219 204 203 189 249 311
Bhutanese 212 182 257 167 139 0
Jordanian 199 115 120 101 166 161
Belizean 187 203 162 204 91 155
Palestinian 183 195 237 266 311 402
Sierra Leonean 159 174 198 175 28 54
Alaska Native tribes 141 175 234 247 326 194
Sri Lankan 129 161 162 131 94 61
Nepalese 126 143 124 191 158 167
Estonian 123 162 144 85 87 66
Maltese 119 177 202 213 130 231
Other Central American 118 65 53 39 29 45
Macedonian 115 84 205 277 251 282
Sudanese 112 126 115 137 133 48
German Russian 109 114 97 58 39 27
United States Virgin Islander 95 121 139 66 65 25
Indonesian 92 139 139 127 131 144
Senegalese 81 86 85 90 263 251
Luxembourger 73 25 33 35 27 19
Paraguayan 67 111 159 170 150 191
New Zealander 62 41 35 31 72 68
Ugandan 61 73 75 84 63 17
Other South American 56 50 23 26 247 294
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 55 50 59 53 109 113
Icelander 51 72 85 101 79 161
Basque 40 40 59 99 114 66
Other Asian, specified 36 36 9 16 25 182
Malaysian 33 36 27 14 28 38
Spanish American 32 0 0 0 0 13
Other West Indian 30 10 10 13 0 0
Bermudan 29 34 67 114 111 95
Dutch West Indian 28 61 59 63 50 55
Cypriot 27 37 16 32 23 189
Carpatho Rusyn 24 27 27 21 9 7
Cape Verdean 13 22 7 15 27 28
Zimbabwean 12 11 27 27 19 25
Somali 8 51 71 138 102 58
Alsatian 7 8 9 0 10 11
Afghan 2 43 62 64 116 80

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 .

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