Population of Cities in South Carolina (2019)

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.

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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 Location
Charleston140,178Map
Columbia135,299Map
North Charleston111,593Map
Mount Pleasant92,867Map
Greenville78,493Map
Rock Hill77,269Map
Summerville50,658Map
Goose Creek45,321Map
Sumter40,813Map
Hilton Head Island40,482Map
Florence38,299Map
Spartanburg38,104Map
Myrtle Beach35,879Map
Aiken31,774Map
Greer30,980Map
Hanahan29,076Map
Anderson27,856Map
Conway25,641Map
Mauldin25,395Map
Bluffton24,780Map
North Augusta23,994Map
Greenwood23,683Map
Simpsonville23,108Map
Lexington22,077Map
Easley21,622Map
Fort Mill19,283Map
Clemson18,011Map
North Myrtle Beach17,379Map
West Columbia16,771Map
Cayce16,057Map
Port Royal14,768Map
Beaufort13,820Map
Orangeburg13,088Map
Gaffney12,938Map
James Island12,688Map
Irmo12,561Map
Moncks Corner12,385Map
Tega Cay10,942Map
Newberry10,408Map
Forest Acres10,323Map
Lancaster9,473Map
Fountain Inn9,218Map
Laurens9,113Map
Georgetown8,871Map
Seneca8,562Map
Clinton8,495Map
York8,205Map
Union7,889Map
Hartsville7,618Map
Camden7,282Map
Bennettsville7,145Map
Hardeeville7,041Map
Marion6,714Map
Lake City6,686Map
Clover6,577Map
Dillon6,382Map
Darlington5,976Map
Cheraw5,750Map
Batesburg-Leesville5,475Map
Chester5,426Map
Walterboro5,350Map
Hollywood5,288Map
Central5,268Map
Travelers Rest5,260Map
Abbeville5,108Map
Edgefield4,740Map
Surfside Beach4,727Map
Belton4,542Map
Mullins4,536Map
Isle of Palms4,470Map
Walhalla4,420Map
Barnwell4,404Map
Woodruff4,386Map
Williamston4,343Map
Lincolnville4,254Map
Ridgeland4,132Map
Manning4,051Map
Blythewood4,029Map
Honea Path3,876Map
Lyman3,647Map
Saluda3,602Map
Duncan3,534Map
Pendleton3,298Map
Liberty3,288Map
Kingstree3,284Map
Pickens3,250Map
Bamberg3,216Map
Winnsboro3,185Map
Bishopville3,145Map
Williston2,914Map
Denmark2,902Map
Burnettown2,872Map
Andrews2,842Map
Allendale2,824Map
Springdale2,812Map
Loris2,810Map
Folly Beach2,809Map
Ravenel2,730Map
Pageland2,722Map
Wellford2,680Map
Landrum2,654Map
Hamn2,582Map
Westminster2,563Map
Pacolet2,498Map
South Congaree2,482Map
Kershaw2,448Map
Cowpens2,413Map
Inman2,400Map
McCormick2,400Map
Pine Ridge2,376Map
Timmonsville2,367Map
Johnston2,339Map
New Ellenton2,200Map
Ware Shoals2,189Map
Blackville2,178Map
St. George2,153Map
Ninety Six2,072Map
Varnville2,005Map
St. Matthews2,000Map
Sullivan's Island1,999Map
McColl1,962Map
Seabrook Island1,947Map
Calhoun Falls1,926Map
Great Falls1,913Map
Blacksburg1,909Map
Estill1,890Map
St. Stephen1,882Map
Kiawah Island1,849Map
Jackson1,829Map
Elgin1,741Map
Gaston1,657Map
Chapin1,650Map
Fairfax1,619Map
Ridgeville1,609Map
Johnsonville1,504Map
Whitmire1,499Map
Chesterfield1,449Map
Awendaw1,438Map
Pelzer1,396Map
Meggett1,381Map
Iva1,328Map
Due West1,292Map
Latta1,283Map
Pamplico1,240Map
Prosperity1,229Map
Holly Hill1,175Map
Heath Springs1,076Map
Aynor1,051Map
Summerton966Map
West Pelzer959Map
Chesnee955Map
Yemassee951Map
Swansea942Map
Branchville939Map
Quinby939Map
Lamar932Map
Santee893Map
Bowman885Map
Scranton860Map
McBee855Map
Fort Lawn855Map
Arcadia Lakes853Map
Jonesville848Map
Wagener847Map
Norris837Map
Gray Court801Map
Turbeville800Map
Eastover785Map
Lake View762Map
Coward759Map
Cottageville759Map
Ridge Spring758Map
Jefferson742Map
Mayesville732Map
Pelion712Map
North705Map
Six Mile698Map
Harleyville678Map
Reidville658Map
Clio657Map
Elloree644Map
Gilbert644Map
Briarcliffe Acres617Map
Sharon614Map
Olanta570Map
McClellanville567Map
Campobello554Map
Hickory Grove547Map
Pinewood538Map
Society Hill527Map
Brunson502Map
Cross Hill494Map
Bonneau488Map
Springfield479Map
Ehrhardt475Map
Lockhart469Map
Summit459Map
Atlantic Beach456Map
Lane446Map
Salley430Map