Population of Cities in South Carolina (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
3
100,000 to 1 Million
34
10,000 to 100,000

With over 5 million residents, South Carolina is the 23rd most populous state in the country. The state has three cities that have populations exceeding 100,000. The most populous city is the capital, Columbia, which has a population of 133,803 per 2017 estimates. Charleston follows closely behind with 132,609 inhabitants. The third city, North Charleston, has a population of 108,304. The state has 35 cities with populations of at least 10,000.

Incorporated municipalities in South Carolina are designated as cities or towns, and there is a total of 269 across 46 counties. There is no legal difference between cities and towns in this state. The smallest incorporated area is Smyrna located in the counties of Cherokee and York, and has just 45 inhabitants and is classified as a town. The smallest classified city in South Carolina is Chesnee and Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties. This city has a population of just 838 residents.

South Carolina has 0 cities with more than a million people, 3 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 34 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in South Carolina is Charleston, with a population of 134,385 people.

Columbia

Columbia is the largest city and the capital city of South Carolina.

134,309

Charleston

Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina.

134,385

North Charleston

This main industrial center is ranked the highest in the state in terms of retail sales.

109,298

Mount Pleasant

This city was one of the fastest-growing in the state, doubling its population between 1990 and 2000.

84,170

Rock Hill

This city is known for its riverfront views of the Catawba River and its historic downtown which offers multiple shopping and dining options.

72,937

Greenville

This city is the largest in the state's Upstate region.

67,453

Summerville

Summerville is known for hosting an annual Flowertown Festival.

49,323

Sumter

This city was incorporated in 1845 and was originally known as Sumterville.

40,723

Goose Creek

This city was established in 1961.

42,039

Hilton Head Island

This barrier island is a popular vacation spot that boasts 12 miles of beaches.

40,500

Name 2017 Population
Charleston134,385
Columbia134,309
North Charleston109,298
Mount Pleasant84,170
Rock Hill72,937
Greenville67,453
Summerville49,323
Goose Creek42,039
Sumter40,723
Hilton Head Island40,500
Florence38,317
Spartanburg37,876
Myrtle Beach32,240
Aiken30,937
Greer29,000
Anderson27,544
Mauldin25,188
Hanahan23,439
Greenwood23,320
North Augusta22,932
Conway22,761
Simpsonville21,314
Lexington20,988
Easley20,953
Bluffton18,897
West Columbia16,282
Clemson16,058
North Myrtle Beach16,032
Fort Mill15,029
Cayce14,233
Beaufort13,445
Orangeburg13,196
Gaffney12,920
Port Royal12,785
Irmo12,177
Newberry10,372
Moncks Corner10,315
Lancaster9,134
Laurens9,080
Georgetown9,024
Fountain Inn8,513
Clinton8,453
Seneca8,352
Bennettsville8,255
York8,058
Union8,000
Hartsville7,768
Camden7,126
Lake City6,761
Marion6,711
Dillon6,604
Darlington6,117
Clover5,950
Cheraw5,780
Hardeeville5,721
Chester5,474
Walterboro5,293
Central5,229
Abbeville5,168
Hollywood5,084
Travelers Rest5,053
Edgefield4,752
Barnwell4,542
Mullins4,524
Belton4,386
Walhalla4,318
Woodruff4,191
Williamston4,190
Ridgeland4,141
Manning4,042
Honea Path3,747
Saluda3,617
Lyman3,476
Duncan3,369
Bamberg3,342
Winnsboro3,311
Liberty3,252
Bishopville3,238
Kingstree3,221
Pickens3,190
Pendleton3,184
Blythewood3,099
Allendale3,046
Denmark3,019
Williston2,998
Andrews2,896
Folly Beach2,782
Pageland2,704
Loris2,651
Ravenel2,628
Wellford2,563
Landrum2,531
Westminster2,503
Pacolet2,387
Timmonsville2,376
Johnston2,345
Cowpens2,302
Inman2,292
Blackville2,265
Ware Shoals2,183
Kershaw2,151
New Ellenton2,146
Ninety Six2,057
Varnville2,047
Calhoun Falls1,953
Estill1,932
Great Falls1,928
Blacksburg1,888
Jackson1,781
Ridgeville1,780
Fairfax1,745
Gaston1,657
Chapin1,575
Elgin1,540
Johnsonville1,504
Whitmire1,475
Chesterfield1,452
Awendaw1,384
Pelzer1,354
Latta1,334
Due West1,292
Iva1,286
Pamplico1,243
Holly Hill1,220
Prosperity1,205
Branchville975
Yemassee972
Summerton966
Lamar959
Heath Springs944
Santee923
Bowman921
Chesnee913
Swansea903
Fort Lawn864
Jonesville860
Scranton860
Wagener829
Norris822
Eastover809
Turbeville803
Gray Court798
Lake View783
Aynor763
Coward759
Ridge Spring752
Cottageville747
Jefferson742
North732
Mayesville729
Pelion706
Harleyville690
Six Mile686
Clio681
Elloree671
Reidville628
Gilbert614
Olanta570
Sharon569
Society Hill542
Pinewood538
Campobello533
Brunson517
Hickory Grove502
Ehrhardt499
Springfield497
Cross Hill491
Bonneau473
Lockhart472
Lane470
Hemingway426
Hilda421
Salley421
Cameron416
Carlisle410
Greeleyville404
Nichols358
Neeses353
Ruby351
Lynchburg350
Patrick347
Bethune347
Donalds341
Norway324
West Union315
Ridgeway303
Eutawville302
Little Mountain296
Rowesville293
Gifford271
Richburg263
Olar237
Monetta234
Furman227
Sellers213
Scotia206
Reevesville206
Mount Croghan194
Trenton192
Starr186