The 10 Whitest Cities In South Carolina For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in South Carolina are whiter than wonder bread.

RoadSnacks is reader-supported. When you click through real estate links on our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.
Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in South Carolina.

You're at your local Whole Foods shopping for kale chips and asparagus water, trying to work out if you'll have time to stop at the Pottery Barn before you head to your yoga class taught by a girl named Sage. It hits you: you're leading the whitest life imaginable.

But does that mean the city you live in is one of the whitest places in South Carolina?

Don't worry, we've figured it out for you. Using actual census data combined with our favorite white people stereotypes (as confirmed by the internet), we can determine which cities are the whitest of the white in Palmetto State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in South Carolina for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in South Carolina for 2021:

  1. Mount Pleasant
  2. Tega Cay
  3. North Myrtle Beach
  4. Easley
  5. Hilton Head Island
  6. Clemson
  7. Lexington
  8. Fort Mill
  9. Forest Acres
  10. Seneca

What is the whitest city in South Carolina for 2021? According to the most recent census data Mount Pleasant ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Lake City is the least white city of all those we measured.

Read on below to see where your hometown ranked and why. Or check out the whitest states in America and the most diverse states in America.

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In South Carolina For 2021

1. Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, SC

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 86,982
% White: 89.29%
More on Mount Pleasant: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Tega Cay

Tega Cay, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 10,412
% White: 89.19%
More on Tega Cay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,200
% White: 87.09%
More on North Myrtle Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Easley

Easley, SC

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,923
% White: 81.29%
More on Easley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, SC

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 40,007
% White: 80.32%
More on Hilton Head Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Clemson

Clemson, SC

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 16,463
% White: 78.87%
More on Clemson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Lexington

Lexington, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 21,334
% White: 76.46%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Fort Mill

Fort Mill, SC

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,692
% White: 75.81%
More on Fort Mill: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Forest Acres

Forest Acres, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,412
% White: 75.58%
More on Forest Acres: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Seneca

Seneca, SC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,368
% White: 71.82%
More on Seneca: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in South Carolina for 2021

In order to rank the whitest places in South Carolina, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.

Obviously we had to count how many white people living there, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in South Carolina.

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 White alone.

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 White. The percentages ranked from 89.3% to 15.3%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Mount Pleasant took the distinction of being the most White, while Lake City was the least White city. You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - White Populations Across South Carolina

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in South Carolina according to the most recent data.

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in South Carolina:

  1. Lake City
  2. Marion
  3. Orangeburg

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In South Carolina

Rank City % White Population
1 Mount Pleasant 89.29% 86,982
2 Tega Cay 89.19% 10,412
3 North Myrtle Beach 87.09% 16,200
4 Easley 81.29% 20,923
5 Hilton Head Island 80.32% 40,007
6 Clemson 78.87% 16,463
7 Lexington 76.46% 21,334
8 Fort Mill 75.81% 17,692
9 Forest Acres 75.58% 10,412
10 Seneca 71.82% 8,368
11 Bluffton 71.8% 20,799
12 Charleston 71.51% 135,257
13 North Augusta 71.19% 22,908
14 Cayce 69.44% 13,600
15 Hanahan 68.4% 24,353
16 Summerville 68.2% 53,037
17 Myrtle Beach 68.04% 32,700
18 Moncks Corner 67.73% 10,743
19 West Columbia 67.7% 17,641
20 Greenville 67.28% 67,737
21 Simpsonville 66.17% 22,234
22 Aiken 64.75% 30,671
23 Goose Creek 63.51% 41,978
24 Mauldin 62.8% 25,217
25 Port Royal 62.02% 12,770
26 Anderson 61.67% 27,289
27 Conway 59.91% 23,838
28 Beaufort 59.76% 13,404
29 Irmo 59.18% 12,215
30 Greer 58.25% 30,854
31 Clinton 57.79% 8,443
32 Fountain Inn 57.61% 9,301
33 Camden 57.2% 7,100
34 York 54.13% 8,144
35 Laurens 52.35% 8,867
36 Walterboro 51.12% 5,477
37 Rock Hill 50.08% 73,334
38 Gaffney 49.98% 12,582
39 Hartsville 49.3% 7,616
40 Columbia 49.24% 133,273
41 Batesburg-Leesville 47.39% 5,647
42 Union 47.3% 7,769
43 Georgetown 46.54% 8,866
44 Florence 46.37% 38,487
45 Dillon 44.24% 6,394
46 Spartanburg 43.56% 37,424
47 Darlington 42.43% 6,043
48 Sumter 41.69% 39,800
49 Cheraw 41.68% 5,657
50 Abbeville 40.36% 5,045
51 Greenwood 40.35% 23,269
52 Lancaster 40.05% 9,143
53 North Charleston 38.35% 111,501
54 Newberry 35.13% 10,245
55 Chester 34.52% 5,408
56 Bennettsville 29.62% 8,062
57 Orangeburg 21.68% 12,861
58 Marion 17.04% 6,466
59 Lake City 15.34% 6,617

How Is The Area In ?

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.