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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.[1]

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.

[1] For more information on the ACS, go to http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.