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South Carolina State Census Facts

South Carolina Population Facts

Total population in South Carolina: 4,403,175

South Carolina Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 13.70%

Males in South Carolina: 2,144,837

Female in South Carolina: 2,258,338

Median age in South Carolina (years): 37.3

Under 5 years in South Carolina: 295,907

18 years and over in South Carolina: 3,346,297

65 years and over in South Carolina: 574,176

One race in South Carolina: 4,344,458

White in South Carolina: 2,971,558

Black or African American in South Carolina: 1,245,609

American Indian and Alaska Native: 12,947

Asian in South Carolina: 50,570

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1,951

Some other race in South Carolina: 61,823

Mixed Race Ethnicity in South Carolina: 58,717

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 169,239

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 55.90%

Foreign born persons in South Carolina, percent, 2000: 2.90%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 5.20%

High school graduates in South Carolina, percent of persons age 25+, 2000: 76.30%

Bachelor's degree or higher in South Carolina, pct of persons age 25+, 2000: 20.40%

South Carolina People with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 810,857

Mean travel time to work in South Carolina (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 24.3

Housing units in South Carolina, 2008: 2,056,127

South Carolina Homeownership rate, 2000: 72.20%

Housing units in multi-unit structures in South Carolina, percent, 2000: 15.80%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in South Carolina, 2000: $94,900

Households in South Carolina, 2000: 1,533,854

South Carolina People per household, 2000: 2.53

Median household income in South Carolina, 2008: $44,695

South Carolina Per capita money income, 1999: $18,795

People in South Carolina below poverty level, percent, 2008: 15.70%

South Carolina Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in South Carolina, 2007: 107,893

Private nonfarm employment in South Carolina, 2007: 1,648,146

Private nonfarm employment in South Carolina, percent change 2000-2007: 2.90%

Nonemployer establishments in South Carolina, 2007: 287,197

Total number of businesses in South Carolina, 2002: 292,984

Black-owned businesses in South Carolina, percent, 2002: 9.80%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.50%

Asian-owned businesses in South Carolina, percent, 2002: 1.50%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.00%

Hispanic-owned businesses in South Carolina, percent, 2002: 1.00%

Women-owned businesses in South Carolina, percent, 2002: 26.20%

South Carolina Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000): 81,132,781

Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000): 32,988,974

Retail sales, 2002 ($1000): 40,629,089

Retail sales per capita, 2002: $9,895

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 6,104,316

Building permits in South Carolina, 2008: 25,918

Federal spending in South Carolina, 2008: 38,831,638

South Carolina Geography Facts

South Carolina Land area, 2000 (square miles): 30,109.47

South Carolina People per square mile, 2000: 133.2

South Carolina Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

South Carolina Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in South Carolina: 2.52

Average family size in South Carolina: 3.09

South Carolina Population 25 years and over: 2,908,381

Civilian veterans in South Carolina (civilian population 18 years and over): 396,363

Foreign born in South Carolina: 186,623

Male, Now married, except separated in South Carolina (population 15 years and over): 879,253

Female, Now married, except separated in South Carolina (population 15 years and over): 854,270

Speak a language other than English at home in South Carolina (population 5 years and over): 244,019

Household population in South Carolina: 4,258,069

South Carolina Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 2,185,385

Mean travel time to work in minutes in South Carolina (workers 16 years and over): 23.2

Median household income in South Carolina (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 44,326

Median family income in South Carolina (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 54,710

South Carolina Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 23,668

South Carolina Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in South Carolina: 2,018,762

Occupied housing units in South Carolina: 1,686,571

Owner-occupied housing units in South Carolina: 1,185,421

Renter-occupied housing units in South Carolina: 501,150

Vacant housing units in South Carolina: 332,191

Owner-occupied homes in South Carolina: 1,185,421

Median value (dollars): 131,000

With a mortgage in South Carolina (dollars): 1,142

Not mortgaged in South Carolina (dollars): 315

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Finding a Drug Rehab in South Carolina can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs South Carolina offers a comprehensive list of Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Facilities to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Drug Rehab and Alcoholism Treatment Facilities in South Carolina.

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Drug Rehabs South Carolina

South Carolina, once considered a “consumer state” has transcended to being a “source state” for illegal drugs. South Carolina is increasingly documented as a transshipment corridor for all manners of illicit drugs and drug proceeds. There is increasing evidence of organizational activity extending to major distribution hubs, such as New York City, Southern Florida, Southern Texas/Mexico and Southern California. It is strategically located midway between Miami and New York City, where I-20, I-26, and I-77 intersect with I-95 and I-85. South Carolina’s location is ideal for transshipping contraband throughout the Eastern Seaboard. From Mexico and the southwest border states, traffickers travel on I-20 and I-85 to supply northeastern states with cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin. Cocaine hydrochloride (HCI), crack cocaine, and methamphetamine are the major illegal drug threats in South Carolina. Investigations are becoming more complex and cross numerous statewide and nationwide jurisdictions.

Cocaine HCl and crack cocaine abuse have long endured as South Carolina’s major drug threat; however, methamphetamine poses a slow but steadily increasing threat in the northern regions of the state (Greenville and Florence). Methamphetamine seizures in the last year have seen an increase. Over the last year, 100 clandestine meth labs were seized in the state; reflecting a 6 percent increase over the previous year. Most illicit drugs are transited to and through the state in small and mid size passenger vehicles.

The drug abuse problem in South Carolina has created the need for more drug rehabilitation programs. Drug rehabs in South Carolina are facilities designed to help alcoholics and addicts heal physically, mentally and spiritually, and rediscover themselves in a drug and alcohol-free environment. The first step in recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism is willingness to attend treatment. Next, the person in need must find an addiction treatment center, alcohol rehab program or drug rehabilitation center that is best suited to their specific needs.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 235 31 77 127 204
Past Year Marijuana Use 310 40 110 160 269
Past Month Marijuana Use 173 19 62 92 154
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 114 16 36 62 98
Past Year Cocaine Use 74 4 26 44 70
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 166 23 58 85 143
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 1,492 126 120 1,246 1,366
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 32 16 14 2 16
Past Month Alcohol Use 1,675 52 265 1,357 1,623
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 782 28 171 584 754
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
1,575 151 155 1,269 1,424
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 135 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 79 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 1,201 52 218 931 1,149
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,051 43 197 812 1,008
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
2,583 244 316 2,023 2,339
Illicit Drug Dependence 68 9 23 37 60
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 115 17 39 60 98
Alcohol Dependence 126 7 32 87 119
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 271 18 74 179 253
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 336 28 96 212 308
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 102 16 37 48 86
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 264 17 72 174 246

South Carolina Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2006, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 256 drug arrests in South Carolina.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 253,000 (7%) of South Carolina citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 1.5 million (42.57%) South Carolina citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 103,000 (2.96%) South Carolina citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 64,000 (1.85%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there were 25 children in South Carolina affected by methamphetamine laboratories during 2005.
  • During 2006, there were 29,150 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in South Carolina. There were 27,407 treatment admissions in 2005. During 2004, there were 23,685 admissions to treatment in South Carolina.
  • According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 95,000 (2.75%) South Carolina citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of South Carolina it is estimated that there will be around 19,959 DUI's, and 237 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 1,209 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 6,200 tobacco related deaths, and 241 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 208,534 marijuana users, 34,172 cocaine addicts, and 1,935 heroin addicts living in South Carolina. It is also estimated that there are 91,320 people abusing prescription drugs, 8,711 people that use inhalants, and 15,508 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In South Carolina, there will be around 26,325 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Poly-Drug:
    • Mexican traffickers and Mexican DTOs continue to play an increasingly dominant role in the importation and distribution of illegal drugs within South Carolina. Mexican poly-drug organizations are the largest foreign threat in the state, predominantly trafficking in cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana, the most prevalent illegal drug of abuse in South Carolina, primarily comes from Mexico by way of I-20. Interstate 26 and I-95 are popular routes for traffickers targeting Charleston, Florence and Myrtle Beach areas. African-American DTOs, with sources in Atlanta and Miami, are also suppliers of marijuana in the Charleston metropolitan area. Both Mexican and domestic varieties are readily available; BC Bud (British Columbian, hydroponically grown marijuana with high THC content) marijuana, is also available, but to a lesser extent. Use and abuse continues to be extensive, in part, because of the large number of college students throughout the state. Traffickers use vehicles, tractor-trailers, commercial air, buses, trains, and commercial express parcel services to import marijuana from Mexico through California. A smaller percentage of marijuana is locally grown. Members of the South Carolina National Guard and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) routinely eradicate small patches of outdoor marijuana. Federal, state and local statistics indicate a substantial decrease in marijuana seizures in the state over the last year.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine and crack cocaine continue to be among the most widely abused drugs throughout the state. Though cocaine was the most seized illicit drug in the state in the last year, it was also the only illicit drug showing a decline in seizures compared to the previous year. This phenomenon is due to the combined efforts of domestic and international law enforcement entities impeding the movement of cocaine through Mexico into the U.S. Because it has become increasingly difficult to transport cocaine into the U.S., some traffickers are supplementing their income by selling other drugs such as marijuana, MDMA and prescription drugs. Cocaine HCl is often converted into crack after arriving in the state. Mexican DTOs dominate trafficking in South Carolina using a variety of smuggling methods to include private vehicles, commercial tractor-trailers using I-85, I-26, I-95 and I-20. Interstate 85 reflected 50 percent of all highway drug interdictions followed by 20 percent each for I-20 and I-95. Ten percent of all reported seizures occurred on State Route 151. Containerized cargo thru the Port of Charleston is also a popular transshipment method.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Methamphetamine is a constant threat in the state of South Carolina. In the last year there has been a slight increase in methamphetamine seizures pivotal to the steady decrease documented between 2005 and 2007. This spurt, in spite of recently passed state and federal laws prohibiting the sale of methamphetamine HCl precursors, may be attributed to traffickers using alternative methods for processing methamphetamine or Ice. Mexico and local suppliers are the primary sources for methamphetamine in the state with Atlanta reported as a source city. Typically, the drug is transported from Mexico, California, and Atlanta by private vehicle using I-20 and I-95.
  • Heroin:
    • Heroin is readily available in multi-gram quantities throughout South Carolina and is routinely packaged in "bindles" for distribution. Seizure statistics show a substantial increase in comparison to last year. Intelligence reveals that South American, Southeast Asian, and Mexican heroin is found in the state; however, there is no information that reveals which heroin type is most preferred by users. Mexican DTOs dominate heroin trafficking in South Carolina and are the primary sources of supply in the Columbia area. African-American DTOs with sources in New York and Baltimore control heroin trafficking in the Charleston metropolitan area. Traffickers most commonly use land conveyances such as passenger vehicles and tractor-trailers to bring heroin into South Carolina. Heroin shipments are brought into South Carolina usually via I-20 and through the city of Atlanta. The Mexican DTOs use I-20 to transport heroin to the Columbia area, while the African American DTOs use I-95 and I-85 to transport heroin to the Charleston area.
  • Club Drugs:
    • Ecstasy (MDMA) is readily available in several cities in South Carolina, predominantly in the areas of Greenville and Columbia, and those cities along the Atlantic coast. Recent data indicates that Atlanta, Georgia, has become a significant hub for MDMA distribution to South Carolina. Typically, users are between the ages of 16 and 25 in the middle to upper-middle class economic bracket, and may be college students or young professionals. MDMA is found primarily at private parties, fitness facilities, clubs, school/college campuses, and associated “hang-outs.” For several years, methamphetamine adulteration of MDMA has been observed. This adulterated MDMA, recently coined in the media as Meth X or Extreme Ecstasy, has been determined to be an exploitative, new market endeavor by Canadian Asian organized crime groups, not the result of imprecise production. There have been increasing incidents of LSD distribution and abuse, as well as incidents of Rohypnol and Ketamine appearing in nightclubs in those communities along the Atlantic coast and upstate.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Current intelligence indicates that diversion of OxyContin®, hydrocodone products (such as Vicodin®), and pseudoephedrine continues to be a problem in South Carolina. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, and “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical). Methadone, benzodiazepines, MS Contin®, and fentanyl were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in South Carolina. Schedule II drugs are reportedly taken in combination with Schedule III or IV drugs or the non-controlled Soma ®.

South Carolina is an original state of the Union. It is bounded on the north by North Carolina and on the southwest by Georgia; the Atlantic Ocean is to the southeast. The state comprises a broad coastal plain with a rolling piedmont farther inland. At the time of European contact the area was inhabited by Sioux, Iroquois, and Muskogean Indians. Spanish and French settlements were established and abandoned in the 16th century; the first permanent European settlement was made by the English in 1670 at Charles Town, moved to the present site of Charleston in 1680. Several military campaigns were fought in South Carolina during the American Revolution. In 1788 South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, and in 1860 it became the first state to secede from the Union. The initial action of the American Civil War occurred there at Fort Sumter. It was readmitted to the Union in 1868. Constitutional revisions in 1895 disenfranchised almost all of the state’s blacks, and a rigid policy of racial segregation persisted until the mid-1960s, when the national civil rights movement began to have some effect in ameliorating racist policies. South Carolina is a leader in U.S. textile manufacturing and has a large industrial base. Tourism is its second largest industry. Agriculture also contributes to the economy; major crops include tobacco, soybeans, and cotton.

South Carolina Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 4,321,2491
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 67.3% white; 28.6% black/African American; 0.3% American Indian/Alaska Native; 1.1% Asian; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 1.3% some other race; 1.3% two or more races; 3.4% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)