The U.S. Census Bureau continues to release details of the 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics of South Carolina. While the figures show that South Carolina’s population grew by 15.3 percent during the past 10 years, its Hispanic population grew 148 percent.
While the increase sounds high, Hispanics still make up only 5.1 percent of the state’s total population. In 2000, they accounted for 2.4 percent.
The two counties with the highest Hispanic increase were Lexington County, with a growth of 250.4 percent, and Horry County with a 229.9 percent increase.