South Carolina Black Population By County, 2018
Updated on December 2, 2021.

According to the US Census Bureau estimates, 1,381,937 (27.14%) of the 5,091,702 South Carolina population in 2018 identified as Black or African American alone.

In the map below, we show the specific number of Blacks or African Americans per county in South Carolina. We also show the percentage of the population of each county that are African American and the gender percentages of the African American population when you interact with the map.

Richland County had the highest number of African Americans (200,739), and African Americans constituted 48.35% of the county's population. Other counties with high number of African Americans include: Charleston County (108,833) - 26.74% of the county's population, and Greenville County (95,046) - 18.43% of the county's population.

The data can also be found in the table below. You can use the table to sort, filter, and explore the data further.

Hover/Click on the counties to see the values.
Source: US Census Bureau (2018 Census).
South Carolina Black Population By County, 2018
See also Population estimate for other years:
Table of South Carolina's Black Population by County in 2018
County
Black Population
% Black
Abbeville 6,798 27.59%
Aiken 42,964 25.32%
Allendale 6,535 73.38%
Anderson 32,642 16.3%
Bamberg 8,614 60.29%
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