Population of Cities in South Carolina (2019)

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 140,178 people.

Columbia

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

135,299

Charleston

Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina.

140,178

North Charleston

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

111,593

Mount Pleasant

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

92,867

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.

77,269

Greenville

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

78,493

Summerville

Summerville is known for hosting an annual Flowertown Festival.

50,658

Sumter

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

40,813

Goose Creek

This city was established in 1961.

45,321

Hilton Head Island

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

40,482

Name 2019 Population
Charleston140,178
Columbia135,299
North Charleston111,593
Mount Pleasant92,867
Greenville78,493
Rock Hill77,269
Summerville50,658
Goose Creek45,321
Sumter40,813
Hilton Head Island40,482
Florence38,299
Spartanburg38,104
Myrtle Beach35,879
Aiken31,774
Greer30,980
Hanahan29,076
Anderson27,856
Conway25,641
Mauldin25,395
Bluffton24,780
North Augusta23,994
Greenwood23,683
Simpsonville23,108
Lexington22,077
Easley21,622
Fort Mill19,283
Clemson18,011
North Myrtle Beach17,379
West Columbia16,771
Cayce16,057
Port Royal14,768
Beaufort13,820
Orangeburg13,088
Gaffney12,938
James Island12,688
Irmo12,561
Moncks Corner12,385
Tega Cay10,942
Newberry10,408
Forest Acres10,323
Lancaster9,473
Fountain Inn9,218
Laurens9,113
Georgetown8,871
Seneca8,562
Clinton8,495
York8,205
Union7,889
Hartsville7,618
Camden7,282
Bennettsville7,145
Hardeeville7,041
Marion6,714
Lake City6,686
Clover6,577
Dillon6,382
Darlington5,976
Cheraw5,750
Batesburg-Leesville5,475
Chester5,426
Walterboro5,350
Hollywood5,288
Central5,268
Travelers Rest5,260
Abbeville5,108
Edgefield4,740
Surfside Beach4,727
Belton4,542
Mullins4,536
Isle of Palms4,470
Walhalla4,420
Barnwell4,404
Woodruff4,386
Williamston4,343
Lincolnville4,254
Ridgeland4,132
Manning4,051
Blythewood4,029
Honea Path3,876
Lyman3,647
Saluda3,602
Duncan3,534
Pendleton3,298
Liberty3,288
Kingstree3,284
Pickens3,250
Bamberg3,216
Winnsboro3,185
Bishopville3,145
Williston2,914
Denmark2,902
Burnettown2,872
Andrews2,842
Allendale2,824
Springdale2,812
Loris2,810
Folly Beach2,809
Ravenel2,730
Pageland2,722
Wellford2,680
Landrum2,654
Hamn2,582
Westminster2,563
Pacolet2,498
South Congaree2,482
Kershaw2,448
Cowpens2,413
Inman2,400
McCormick2,400
Pine Ridge2,376
Timmonsville2,367
Johnston2,339
New Ellenton2,200
Ware Shoals2,189
Blackville2,178
St. George2,153
Ninety Six2,072
Varnville2,005
St. Matthews2,000
Sullivan's Island1,999
McColl1,962
Seabrook Island1,947
Calhoun Falls1,926
Great Falls1,913
Blacksburg1,909
Estill1,890
St. Stephen1,882
Kiawah Island1,849
Jackson1,829
Elgin1,741
Gaston1,657
Chapin1,650
Fairfax1,619
Ridgeville1,609
Johnsonville1,504
Whitmire1,499
Chesterfield1,449
Awendaw1,438
Pelzer1,396
Meggett1,381
Iva1,328
Due West1,292
Latta1,283
Pamplico1,240
Prosperity1,229
Holly Hill1,175
Heath Springs1,076
Aynor1,051
Summerton966
West Pelzer959
Chesnee955
Yemassee951
Swansea942
Branchville939
Quinby939
Lamar932
Santee893
Bowman885
Scranton860
McBee855
Fort Lawn855
Arcadia Lakes853
Jonesville848
Wagener847
Norris837
Gray Court801
Turbeville800
Eastover785
Lake View762
Coward759
Cottageville759
Ridge Spring758
Jefferson742
Mayesville732
Pelion712
North705
Six Mile698
Harleyville678
Reidville658
Clio657
Elloree644
Gilbert644
Briarcliffe Acres617
Sharon614
Olanta570
McClellanville567
Campobello554
Hickory Grove547
Pinewood538
Society Hill527
Brunson502
Cross Hill494
Bonneau488
Springfield479
Ehrhardt475
Lockhart469
Summit459
Atlantic Beach456
Lane446
Salley430