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Cities and Towns

State of South Carolina

South Carolina, abbreviated "SC", is in the South Atlantic region of the U.S. Its capital is Columbia. There were 4,834,605 people in South Carolina as per 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on May 23, 1788.

Please explore the cities and towns of South Carolina, below.

Top South Carolina College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Columbia2042,673
2Greenville1221,075
3Spartanburg1015,070
4Charleston936,009
5North Charleston6800
6Sumter45,161
7Orangeburg47,564
8Florence410,327
9Rock Hill411,019
10Myrtle Beach3248
11Greenwood37,732
12Goose Creek2108
13Denmark21,047
14Anderson23,538
15Aiken23,579
16West Columbia210,781
17Conway217,497
18Camden131
19Walterboro132
20Mullins149

Largest South Carolina Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abbeville5,184
Aiken30,403
Allendale3,189
Anderson27,206
Andrews2,896
Arcadia Lakes991
Atlantic Beach239
Awendaw1,331
Aynor634
Bamberg3,456
Barnwell4,623
Batesburg-Leesville5,273
Beaufort13,074
Belton4,296
Bennettsville8,692
Bethune261
Bishopville3,303
Blacksburg2,068
Blackville1,794
Blenheim149

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,834,605
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+2,116,301
Age of the Population38.8

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,159
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,090
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,069

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,158
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$811
Median House Value$143,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.9%
German10%
Irish9.6%
English9.2%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.3%
African1%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Charles Pinckney (Historic Site)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivans Island, South Carolina 29482
843-881-5516

Congaree (Park)
Congaree National Park
Hopkins, South Carolina 29061-9118
803-776-4396

Cowpens (Battlefield)
Mailing address
Chesnee, South Carolina 29323
864-461-2828

Fort Moultrie (Monument/Memorial)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina 29482
843-883-3123

Fort Sumter (Monument/Memorial)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina 29482
843-883-3123

Kings Mountain (Battlefield)
2625 Park Rd.
Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
864-936-7921

Ninety Six (Historic Site)
Post Office Box 496
Ninety Six, South Carolina 29666
864-543-4068

Overmountain Victory (Trail)
2635 Park Road
Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
864-936-3477

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