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Voting-Age Population in South Carolina
By Rob Tyson
Recently, the United States Census Bureau released information describing the voting age population per state. The “Electorate Profiles: Selected Characteristics of the Citizen, 18 and Older Population” uses 2015 data from the American Community Survey.
In South Carolina, the population of 18 years and older totals approximately 3,677,799. Of this total, the age group of 45 to 64 years comprises the largest percentage of voters, 34.3%.
As to a breakout based on sex, males comprise 48% of the state’s voting population, while women total 52%. For race, African Americans comprise 27% of the total population while Whites comprise nearly 70%.
More information on South Carolina (or the other states) can be found here.
 For more information on the ACS, go to http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.