Population of Cities in South Carolina (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
3
100,000 to 1 Million
37
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 37 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in South Carolina is Charleston , with a population of 138,247 people.

Mount Pleasant

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

89,968

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.

75,825

Greenville

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

74,813

Sumter

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

40,783

Hilton Head Island

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

40,488

Name 2018 Population
Charleston 138,247
Columbia 134,969
North Charleston 110,828
Mount Pleasant89,968
Rock Hill75,825
Greenville74,813
Summerville 50,213
Goose Creek 44,227
Sumter40,783
Hilton Head Island40,488
Florence38,305
Spartanburg38,028
Myrtle Beach34,666
Aiken31,495
Greer 30,320
Anderson27,752
Hanahan27,197
Mauldin25,326
Conway24,681
North Augusta 23,640
Greenwood23,562
Bluffton22,819
Simpsonville22,510
Lexington21,714
Easley 21,399
Fort Mill17,865
Clemson 17,360
North Myrtle Beach16,930
West Columbia16,608
Cayce 15,449
Port Royal14,107
Beaufort13,695
Orangeburg13,124
Gaffney12,932
James Island12,514
Irmo 12,433
Moncks Corner11,695
Tega Cay10,610
Forest Acres10,396
Newberry10,396
Lancaster9,360
Laurens9,102
Fountain Inn 8,983
Georgetown8,922
Seneca8,492
Clinton8,481
York8,156
Union7,926
Hartsville7,668
Bennettsville7,515
Camden7,230
Marion6,713
Lake City6,711
Hardeeville 6,601
Dillon6,456
Clover6,368
Darlington6,023
Cheraw5,760
Batesburg-Leesville 5,466
Chester5,442
Walterboro5,331
Central5,255
Hollywood5,220
Travelers Rest5,191
Abbeville5,128
Edgefield4,744
Surfside Beach4,615
Mullins4,532
Belton4,490
Barnwell4,450
Isle of Palms4,445
Walhalla4,386
Woodruff4,321
Williamston4,292
Ridgeland 4,135
Manning4,048
Honea Path 3,833
Blythewood 3,719
Saluda3,607
Lyman3,590
Lincolnville 3,493
Duncan3,479
Liberty3,276
Kingstree3,263
Pendleton3,260
Bamberg3,258
Pickens3,230
Winnsboro3,227
Bishopville3,176
Williston2,942
Denmark2,941
Allendale2,898
Andrews 2,860
Burnettown2,848
Springdale2,805
Folly Beach2,800
Loris2,757
Pageland2,716
Ravenel2,696
Wellford2,641
Landrum2,613
Hamn2,601
Westminster2,543
Pacolet2,461
South Congaree2,458
McCormick2,444
Cowpens2,376
Timmonsville2,370
Inman2,364
Kershaw2,349
Johnston2,341
Pine Ridge2,339
Blackville2,207
Ware Shoals 2,187
New Ellenton2,182
St. George2,157
Ninety Six2,067
Varnville2,019
St. Matthews1,999
McColl1,988
Sullivan's Island1,978
Calhoun Falls1,935
Seabrook Island1,920
Great Falls1,918
Estill1,904
Blacksburg1,902
St. Stephen1,857
Kiawah Island1,823
Jackson1,813
Elgin1,674
Ridgeville1,666
Fairfax1,661
Gaston1,657
Chapin1,625
Johnsonville1,504
Whitmire1,491
Chesterfield1,450
Awendaw1,420
Pelzer1,382
Meggett1,363
Iva1,314
Latta1,300
Due West1,292
Pamplico1,241
Prosperity1,221
Holly Hill1,190
Heath Springs1,032
Summerton966
Yemassee 958
Aynor955
Branchville951
West Pelzer948
Lamar941
Chesnee 941
Quinby940
Swansea929
Santee903
Bowman897
Scranton860
Fort Lawn858
Arcadia Lakes857
McBee855
Jonesville852
Wagener841
Norris832
Turbeville801
Gray Court800
Eastover793
Lake View769
Coward759
Ridge Spring756
Cottageville755
Jefferson742
Mayesville731
North714
Pelion710
Six Mile694
Harleyville682
Clio665
Elloree653
Reidville648
Gilbert634
Sharon599
Briarcliffe Acres595
Olanta570
McClellanville559
Campobello547
Pinewood538
Society Hill532
Hickory Grove532
Brunson507
Cross Hill493
Springfield485
Bonneau483
Ehrhardt483
Lockhart470
Lane454
Summit452
Salley427
Edisto Beach424