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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 4,893,444 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
1Columbia1642,431
2Spartanburg915,391
3Greenville820,373
4Charleston835,074
5North Charleston4764
6Sumter45,490
7Orangeburg47,600
8Rock Hill410,870
9Greenwood37,495
10Florence39,385
11Myrtle Beach270
12Denmark2998
13Anderson23,566
14Aiken23,572
15West Columbia210,625
16Conway217,742
17Charlston10
18Walterboro117
19Camden123
20Mullins139

Largest South Carolina Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Calhoun Falls1,884
Camden7,000
Cameron449
Campobello512
Carlisle342
Cayce13,668
Central5,161
Chapin1,588
Charleston131,204
Cheraw5,702
Chesnee719
Chester5,446
Chesterfield1,424
Clemson15,375
Clinton8,538
Clio734
Clover5,731
Columbia132,236
Conway21,534
Cope43

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,893,444
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+2,168,006
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$33,097
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,864
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,702

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,643
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$836
Median House Value$148,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.5%
German9.9%
Irish9.4%
English9%
Italian3%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.4%
African1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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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