List of South Carolina Counties by Population
County
Population
York
164,614
Williamsburg 37,217
Union 29,881
Sumter 104,646
Spartanburg 253,791
Saluda 19,181
Richland 320,667
Pickens 110,757
Orangeburg 91,582
Oconee 66,215
Newberry 36,108
Marlboro 28,818
Marion 35,446
McCormick 9,958
Lexington 216,014
Lee 20,119
Laurens 69,567
Lancaster 61,351
Kershaw 52,647
Jasper 20,678
Horry 196,629
Hampton 21,386
Greenwood 66,271
Greenville 379,616
Georgetown 55,797
Florence 125,761
Fairfield 23,454
Edgefield 24,595
Dorchester 96,413
Dillon 30,722
Darlington 67,394
Colleton 38,264
Clarendon 32,502
Chesterfield 42,678
Chester 34,068
Cherokee 52,357
Charleston 309,969
Calhoun 15,185
Berkeley 142,651
Beaufort 120,937
Barnwell 23,478
Bamberg 16,658
Anderson 165,740
Allendale 11,211
Aiken 142,552
Abbeville 26,167
People QuickFacts South Carolina USA
Population, 2006 estimate 4,321,249 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 7.7% 6.4%
Population, 2000 4,012,012 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.6% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 24.1% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.8% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.3% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 68.5% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 29.0% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.4% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 1.1% 4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 0.9% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 3.5% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 65.4% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 55.9% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.9% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 5.2% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 76.3% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 20.4% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 810,857 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.3 25.5
Housing units, 2006 1,975,638 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 72.2% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 15.8% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $94,900 $119,600
Households, 2000 1,533,854 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.53 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $39,454 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $18,795 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 15.0% 12.7%
Business QuickFacts South Carolina USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 103,4161 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 1,584,9141 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 -1.0%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 259,604 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 292,984 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 9.8% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.5% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.0% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.0% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.2% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 81,132,781 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 32,988,974 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 40,629,089 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $9,895 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 6,104,316 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 50,776 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 30,051,1711 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts South Carolina USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 30,109.47 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 133.2 79.6
FIPS Code 45

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