These Are The 10 South Carolina Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in South Carolina that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That’s the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census’s race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted South Carolina? Where cities and towns in South Carolina have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 23.8% increase in the Hispanic population in South Carolina.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in South Carolina with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

  1. Greer (Photos)
  2. Bluffton (Photos)
  3. Hilton Head Island (Photos)
  4. Myrtle Beach (Photos)
  5. West Columbia (Photos)
  6. Port Royal (Photos)
  7. Simpsonville
  8. Greenwood (Photos)
  9. North Charleston (Photos)
  10. Mauldin

Greer took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in South Carolina for 2018.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where South Carolina ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in South Carolina or the most diverse places in South Carolina.

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How We Determined The Cities In South Carolina With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across South Carolina.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 14.9% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Greer took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Marion was the least Hispanic city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in South Carolina ranked by population of Hispanic residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

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1. Greer

Greer, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,739
% Hispanic: 14.91%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 4,137
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.63%

2. Bluffton

Bluffton, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,765
% Hispanic: 14.21%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,240
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.95%

3. Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 39,651
% Hispanic: 14.11%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 5,593
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.52%

4. Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,106
% Hispanic: 13.0%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,913
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.09%

5. West Columbia

West Columbia, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,947
% Hispanic: 12.59%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,007
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.65%

6. Port Royal

Port Royal, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,891
% Hispanic: 12.4%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,474
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.8%

7. Simpsonville

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,183
% Hispanic: 11.44%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,309
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.04%

8. Greenwood

Greenwood, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,260
% Hispanic: 11.07%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,576
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.15%

9. North Charleston

North Charleston, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 106,113
% Hispanic: 10.07%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 10,686
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.91%

10. Mauldin

Mauldin, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,723
% Hispanic: 9.34%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,309
Percent Change Since 2010: 90.67%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across South Carolina

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across South Carolina according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in South Carolina:

  1. Marion
  2. Abbeville
  3. Walterboro

For more South Carolina reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In South Carolina

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Greer 1 27,739 14.91%
Bluffton 2 15,765 14.21%
Hilton Head Island 3 39,651 14.11%
Myrtle Beach 4 30,106 13.0%
West Columbia 5 15,947 12.59%
Port Royal 6 11,891 12.4%
Simpsonville 7 20,183 11.44%
Greenwood 8 23,260 11.07%
North Charleston 9 106,113 10.07%
Mauldin 10 24,723 9.34%
Beaufort 11 13,074 8.83%
Laurens 12 9,046 8.82%
Hanahan 13 20,710 8.65%
Newberry 14 10,338 7.49%
Goose Creek 15 40,553 7.29%
Batesburg-Leesville 16 5,273 6.83%
Fort Mill 17 13,181 6.46%
Seneca 18 8,228 6.15%
York 19 7,989 6.12%
Columbia 20 132,537 5.81%
Lancaster 21 8,971 5.71%
Summerville 22 47,919 5.47%
Lexington 23 20,315 5.02%
Georgetown 24 9,071 4.99%
North Augusta 25 22,310 4.95%
Greenville 26 62,776 4.93%
Rock Hill 27 70,251 4.88%
Camden 28 7,017 4.8%
Easley 29 20,464 4.65%
Fountain Inn 30 8,044 4.41%
Anderson 31 27,206 3.87%
Sumter 32 40,760 3.86%
Spartanburg 33 37,570 3.75%
Orangeburg 34 13,478 3.64%
Dillon 35 6,675 3.55%
Lake City 36 6,751 3.5%
Irmo 37 11,851 3.27%
Cayce 38 13,684 3.27%
Mount Pleasant 39 77,907 3.15%
North Myrtle Beach 40 15,201 2.9%
Charleston 41 129,888 2.77%
Clemson 42 15,008 2.72%
Aiken 43 30,403 2.62%
Chester 44 5,498 2.46%
Tega Cay 45 9,026 2.45%
Florence 46 38,221 2.33%
Gaffney 47 12,859 2.25%
Moncks Corner 48 9,300 2.24%
Clinton 49 8,409 2.22%
Cheraw 50 5,793 2.21%
Conway 51 20,631 2.08%
Forest Acres 52 10,571 1.7%
Bennettsville 53 8,692 1.33%
Hartsville 54 7,816 0.87%
Darlington 55 6,185 0.49%
Union 56 8,081 0.45%
Walterboro 57 5,287 0.28%
Abbeville 58 5,184 0.1%
Marion 59 6,756 0.0%

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