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 4,955,925 people in South Carolina as per 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Columbia1742,353
2Spartanburg915,198
3Greenville819,935
4Charleston833,904
5North Charleston4423
6Sumter45,328
7Orangeburg47,628
8Rock Hill410,365
9Greenwood37,582
10Florence38,279
11Denmark2980
12Anderson23,496
13Aiken23,764
14West Columbia29,892
15Conway217,429
16Camden129
17Mullins141
18Myrtle Beach174
19North Augusta1107
20Goose Creek1116

Largest South Carolina Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Andrews2,981
Aynor721
Bamberg3,317
Barnwell4,502
Batesburg-Leesville5,424
Beaufort13,336
Bishopville3,122
Blackville2,027
Blenheim231
Bonneau668
Brunson471
Cameron416
Charleston133,762
Cheraw5,701
Chesnee664
Clemson15,966
Clio957
Clover5,955
Conway22,661
Coward711

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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,955,925
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+2,215,014
Age of the Population39.2

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.3%
Median Earnings25+$34,527
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,703
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,337

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,437
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$868
Median House Value$154,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.4%
German9.7%
Irish9.1%
English8.7%
Italian3%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.4%
African1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://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

South Carolina flag
South Carolina State Flag

South Carolina seal
South Carolina State Seal

South Carolina quarter
South Carolina State Quarter

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