The median divides the age distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median age and one-half above the median. In South Carolina in 2000 the median age was 35.4.
The median age in the United States was only slightly lower, at 35.3 years. The median age for females tends to be higher than that for males. Statewide in 2000, the median age for males was 34.0 and the median age for females was 36.5.
Median Age by Sex : 2000
|Median Age: Both Sexes||Median Age: Males||Median Age: Females|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000. SF1, Table P13.
Overall, the African-American population tends to have a lower median age than the White population. For African-Americans in South Carolina in 2000 the median age for both sexes was 30.5 and the median age for Whites of both sexes was 37.9.
Median Age by Race and Sex: 2000
|South Carolina||United States|
|White (Both Sexes)||37.9||37.7|
|African-American (Both Sexes)||30.5||30.2|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000. SF1, Tables P13A-B.