South Carolina Census State Data Center
The South Carolina Census State Data Center at RFA is the U.S. Census Bureau's premier partner in our state for making census data more easily accessible, and for providing guidance in the use of Census Bureau data products.
Data from Census 2020 began being publicly released by the US Census Bureau on an incremental basis during the fall of 2021.
Household income, poverty, and other socioeconomic data for the state from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) and other data sources.
Estimated number of housing units, median housing values, vacancy rates, and other characteristics of housing units in the state.
Annual population estimates for the state broken down by various demographic characteristics. Population projections through the year 2035, with downloadable files that include more detail.
About the South Carolina Census State Data Center

The South Carolina Census State Data Center provides U.S. Census Bureau demographic, social, economic, and housing data for South Carolina. The State Data Center Program is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. State Data Centers also provide training and technical assistance in the use of Census Bureau data for research, administration, planning and decision making to local governments, the business community, researchers, and other interested data users.




Census in Federal Register 

- Federal Register Volume 88, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 8, 2023)

Notice of determination.; Annual Integrated Economic Survey [TEXT]  [PDF]

Page 51268-51269; FR Doc No: 2023- 16584

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the Annual Integrated Economic Survey (AIES). We have determined that data to be collected in this survey are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of businesses, organizations, and the public. The AIES will provide the only comprehensive national and subnational data on business revenues, expenses, and assets on an annual basis. The data derived from this survey are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources.


- Federal Register Volume 88, Number 148 (Thursday, August 3, 2023)

Comment Request; Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions [TEXT]  [PDF]

Page 51268-51269; FR Doc No: 2023- 16584

SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed extension of the Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before October 2, 2023.

I. Abstract  -  The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Survey of Housing Starts, Sales and Completions, also known as the 

Survey of Construction (SOC). The SOC collects monthly data on new residential construction from a sample of owners or builders. The Census Bureau uses the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) 

electronic questionnaires SOC-QI/SF.1 and SOC-QI/MF.1 to collect data on start and completion dates of construction, physical characteristics of the structure (floor area, number of bathrooms, type of heating system, etc), and if applicable, date of sale, sales price, and type of financing. The SOC provides widely used measures of construction activity, including the economic indicators Housing Starts and Housing Completions, which are from the New Residential Construction series, and New Residential Sales. The current clearance for this survey is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2024.



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Learn more about Census 2020 response in South Carolina
Data Requests
For Data Requests Please Contact:

South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office  
Data Integration and Analysis Division  
Rembert Dennis Building, Suite 240  
Columbia, SC 29201  
Office phone number: 803-898-9947 
Email: Daniel.Tompkins@rfa.sc.gov

External Resources
Available Geographic Levels of Data
  • Nation
  • State
  • County
  • Census Tract
  • Census Block Group
  • Census  Block
  • Zip Code Tabulation Area
Frequently Used Data Sources
  • Decennial Census
  • American Community Survey
  • Population Estimates
  • Population Projections
Our Customers

The State Data Center serves all sectors of the community, including:

  • State and local officials
  • Libraries
  • Teachers and students
  • Researchers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Journalists
  • Businesses
  • Private citizens
Affiliate Data Centers

Affiliate data centers are located throughout the state and act to facilitate access to statistical data at the local level. Each affiliate has a basic reference collection of frequently used statistical reports.


Department of Geography
Callcott Bldg.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. 29208
Phone: (803) 777-7840 Fax: 777-4972


Rivers Library
Charleston Southern University
P.O. Box 10087
Charleston, S.C. 29411
Phone: (803) 863-7938 Fax: 863-7947

Kimbel Library
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 26194
Conway, S.C. 29528-6054
Phone: (803) 349-2490 Fax: 349-2412

Daniel Library
The Citadel
Charleston, S.C. 29049
Phone: (843) 792-5116 Fax: 792-5190

Small Library
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, S.C. 29401
Phone: (843) 953-8020 Fax: 792-8019

Cooper Library
Clemson University
Clemson, S.C. 29631
Phone: (864) 656-5174 Fax: 656-3025

McCain Library
Erskine College
Due West, S.C. 29639
Phone: (864) 379-8898 Fax: 379-8759

Rogers Library
Francis Marion University
5130 Palmetto Street
Florence, S.C. 29501
Phone: (803) 661-1310 Fax: 661-1309

Whittaker Library
S.C. State University
300 College St., N.E.
Orangeburg, S.C. 29117
Phone: (803) 536-7045 Fax: 536-8902

Duke Library
Furman University
Greenville, S.C. 29613
Phone: (864) 294-3203 Fax: 294-3004

Thomas Cooper Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. 29208
Phone: (803) 777-4841 Fax: 777-4661

Jackson Library
Lander University
Greenwood, S.C. 29646
Ann Hare
Phone: (864) 229-8365 Fax: 229-8890

Dacus Library
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, S.C. 29733


Lower Savannah Council of Governments
P.O. Box 850
Aiken, S.C. 29802
Phone: (803) 649-7981 Fax: 649-2248

S.C. Appalachian Council of Governments
P.O. Box 6668
Greenville, S.C. 29606
Phone: (864) 242-9733 Fax: 242-6957

Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments
P.O. Box 5719
Florence, S.C. 29502
Phone: (843) 669-3138 Fax: 669-0511

Santee-Lynches Reg. Council of Governments
36 West Liberty Street
Sumter, S.C. 29151
Phone: (803) 775-7381 Fax: 773-9903

Lowcountry Council of Governments

P.O. Box 98
Yemassee, S.C. 29945
Phone: (843) 726-5536 Fax: 726-5165

Upper Savannah Council of Governments
P.O. Box 1366
Greenwood, S.C. 29648
Phone: (864) 941-8050 Fax: 941-8090

Central Midlands Council of Governments
236 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, S.C. 29210
Phone: (803) 376-5390 Fax: 376-5394

Waccamaw Regional Planning & Development Council
1230 High Market Street
Georgetown, S.C. 29440
Phone: (843) 546-8502 Fax: 527-2302

Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments
5290 Rivers Avenue, Suite 400
North Charleston, S.C. 29406-6357
Phone: (843) 529-0400 Fax: 529-0305

Catawba Regional Council of Governments
P.O. Box 450
Rock Hill, S.C. 29731
Phone: (803) 327-9041 Fax: 327-1912


Anderson County Library
202 East Greenville Street
Anderson, S.C. 29621
Phone: (864) 260-4500 Fax: 260-4510

Charleston County Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, S.C. 29401
Phone: (843) 805-6801 Fax: 722-0429

Colleton County Memorial Library
600 Hampton Street
Walterboro, S.C. 29488
Phone: (803) 549-5621

Florence County Library
319 South Irby Street
Florence, S.C. 29501
Phone: (803) 662-8424 Fax: 661-7544

Greenville County Library
300 College Street
Greenville, S.C. 29601
Phone: (864) 242-5000 Fax: 235-8375

Horry County Memorial Library
1008 Fifth Avenue
Conway, S.C. 29526
Phone: (803) 548-1543 Fax: 248-9880

Lancaster County Library
313 South White Street
Lancaster, S.C. 29720
Phone: (803) 285-1502 Fax: 285-6004

Laurens County Library
1017 West Main Street
Laurens, S.C. 29360
Phone: (864) 984-0596 Fax: 984-0598

Lexington County Library
5440 Augusta Road
Lexington, S.C. 29072
Phone: (803) 808-2600 Fax: 808-2601

Marion County Library
101 East Court Street
Marion, S.C. 29571
Phone: (803) 423-8300 Fax: 423-8302

Orangeburg County Library
510 Louis Street
Orangeburg, S.C. 29115
Phone: (803) 531-4636 Fax: 531-5860

Richland County Public Library
1431 Assembly Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201
Phone: (803) 799-9084 Fax: 252-5265

Spartanburg County Library
151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, S.C. 29306
Phone: (864) 596-3500 Fax: 596-3518

Sumter County Library
111 N. Harvin Street
Sumter, S.C. 29150
Phone: (803) 773-7273 Fax: 773-4875

York County Library
138 East Black Street
Rock Hill, S.C. 29731
Phone: (803) 324-3055 Fax: 328-9290