The 10 South Carolina Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in South Carolina that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2022.

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The Latino and 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 42.2% increase in the Hispanic population in South Carolina.

The 10 Cities In South Carolina With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

  1. Greer
  2. Myrtle Beach
  3. Bluffton
  4. Tega Cay
  5. Hilton Head Island
  6. North Charleston
  7. Port Royal
  8. Greenwood
  9. Hanahan
  10. Goose Creek

What's the city in South Carolina with the largest hispanic/latino population? Greer took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in South Carolina for 2022.

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 safest places in South Carolina.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,229
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,008
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.76%
More on Greer: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greer, SC

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 33,638
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.26%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,132
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.77%
More on Myrtle Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Myrtle Beach, SC

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Population: 23,176
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.69%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,172
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.95%
More on Bluffton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bluffton, SC

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 10,834
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.37%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,449
Percent Change Since 2010: 267.77%
More on Tega Cay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tega Cay, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 40,000
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.02%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,207
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.1%
More on Hilton Head Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hilton Head Island, SC

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 113,880
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 13,236
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.23%
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North Charleston, SC

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,265
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,537
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.29%
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Port Royal, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 23,351
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.58%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,470
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.39%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood, SC

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 25,743
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,624
Percent Change Since 2010: 98.04%
More on Hanahan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hanahan, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 42,944
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,277
Percent Change Since 2010: 119.67%
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Goose Creek, SC

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In South Carolina With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 or Latino. The percentages ranked from 15.5% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Greer took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Darlington was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: Hispanic or Latino Populations Across South Carolina

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino 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 or Latino places in South Carolina:

  1. Darlington
  2. Marion
  3. Orangeburg

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In South Carolina

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Greer 15.54% 32,229
2 Myrtle Beach 15.26% 33,638
3 Bluffton 13.69% 23,176
4 Tega Cay 13.37% 10,834
5 Hilton Head Island 13.02% 40,000
6 North Charleston 11.62% 113,880
7 Port Royal 11.59% 13,265
8 Greenwood 10.58% 23,351
9 Hanahan 10.19% 25,743
10 Goose Creek 9.96% 42,944
11 West Columbia 9.51% 17,782
12 Fountain Inn 8.7% 10,127
13 Simpsonville 8.49% 23,200
14 Mauldin 8.21% 25,829
15 Camden 7.63% 7,185
16 Lancaster 7.61% 9,187
17 North Augusta 7.51% 23,370
18 Rock Hill 6.72% 74,410
19 Beaufort 6.69% 13,417
20 North Myrtle Beach 6.43% 16,684
21 Batesburg-Leesville 6.18% 5,504
22 Easley 6.08% 21,149
23 Summerville 5.98% 53,643
24 Fort Mill 5.97% 19,920
25 Columbia 5.8% 134,057
26 Lexington 5.77% 21,847
27 Greenville 5.6% 69,648
28 Sumter 5.57% 39,758
29 Cheraw 5.45% 5,596
30 Newberry 5.17% 10,219
31 York 5.0% 8,287
32 Dillon 4.78% 6,358
33 Spartanburg 4.34% 37,448
34 Bennettsville 4.04% 7,905
35 Charleston 3.63% 137,041
36 Anderson 3.55% 27,387
37 Seneca 3.28% 8,424
38 Laurens 3.01% 8,863
39 Gaffney 3.01% 12,733
40 Cayce 2.85% 13,964
41 Walterboro 2.79% 5,417
42 Moncks Corner 2.66% 11,370
43 Georgetown 2.58% 8,884
44 Florence 2.56% 38,535
45 Clemson 2.5% 16,917
46 Mount Pleasant 2.46% 89,410
47 Irmo 2.32% 12,397
48 Conway 2.28% 24,747
49 Aiken 2.27% 31,428
50 Union 2.24% 7,716
51 Clinton 1.76% 8,347
52 Forest Acres 1.33% 10,300
53 Hartsville 0.97% 7,559
54 Abbeville 0.9% 5,014
55 Chester 0.85% 5,392
56 Lake City 0.58% 6,562
57 Orangeburg 0.57% 12,713
58 Marion 0.12% 6,598
59 Darlington 0.05% 6,000

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in South Carolina with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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