10 Largest Cities in South Carolina

The largest city in South Carolina is Charleston, with a population of 140,476. Hardeeville is the fastest growing city in South Carolina over the past 10 years, having grown 187.14% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Charleston140,476120,70016.38%1,271110.55
2Columbia129,482130,774-0.99%952136
3North Charleston119,99297,94922.50%1,54877.50
4Mount Pleasant95,31468,50939.13%1,93249.34
5Rock Hill76,22866,87913.98%1,97638.59
6Greenville74,20759,41424.90%2,50429.64
7Summerville53,88743,17524.81%2,73619.69
8Goose Creek45,35136,66423.69%1,10041.22
9Hilton Head Island39,90737,2127.24%96541.35
10Sumter39,72640,553-2.04%1,21832.63
11Florence38,72137,9462.04%1,71222.62
12Spartanburg37,03936,7770.71%1,87419.77
13Myrtle Beach36,45927,12234.43%1,54723.56
14Greer35,88325,96638.19%1,56922.86
15Aiken31,04129,6554.67%1,47321.08
16Bluffton30,93713,107136.03%59551.97
17Hanahan29,26118,06861.95%2,77910.53
18Anderson28,22626,4586.68%1,94614.51
19Conway27,70617,49858.34%1,20622.97
20Fort Mill27,28811,693133.37%1,40019.48
21Simpsonville26,69918,48844.41%2,8939.23
22Mauldin25,69723,24210.56%2,35610.90
23Socastee24,96419,95225.12%1,87013.35
24North Augusta24,42121,36014.33%1,19120.51
25Greenwood23,46723,2331.01%1,43816.32
26Lexington23,22518,60524.83%1,96211.84
27Taylors22,23021,6172.84%2,10310.57
28Easley21,70820,0848.09%1,74212.46
29St. Andrews20,99020,4932.43%3,3896.19
30Wade Hampton20,90620,6221.38%2,3478.91
31Clemson18,35313,94531.61%2,4327.55
32West Columbia18,05616,7467.82%2,0298.90
33Five Forks17,84414,14026.20%2,3577.57
34North Myrtle Beach17,38313,87525.28%81221.41
35Red Hill16,27313,22323.07%1,47111.06
36Ladson15,53913,79012.68%2,2127.03
37Seven Oaks15,48415,1442.25%2,0307.63
38Dentsville15,15314,0627.76%2,2626.70
39Gantt15,13814,2296.39%1,5479.79
40Berea14,65214,2952.50%1,9027.70
41Cayce13,97113,0846.78%83116.80
42Port Royal13,62110,69527.36%80316.96
43Beaufort13,54812,3689.54%55524.43
44Moncks Corner13,1387,76069.30%1,5268.61
45Lake Wylie12,8858,84145.74%1,6397.86
46Gaffney12,72312,4112.51%1,5248.35
47Irmo12,71911,16613.91%1,8576.85
48Orangeburg12,40213,837-10.37%1,3779.01
49Tega Cay12,2737,82556.84%2,7144.52
50Parker12,22711,4316.96%1,7886.84
51James Island12,15311,2308.22%2,5634.74
52Fountain Inn11,2957,63148.01%1,5557.26
53Oak Grove10,83510,2915.29%1,6866.43
54Garden City10,6699,20915.85%2,0085.31
55Forest Acres10,17610,435-2.48%2,2124.60
56Red Bank10,1069,6175.08%85511.81
57Newberry10,07910,366-2.77%1,1288.94
58Little River9,7928,9609.29%93410.48
59Powdersville9,63269813.80
60Boiling Springs9,5088,21915.68%1,3916.84
61Woodfield9,4599,3031.68%3,4482.74
62Sans Souci9,2207,86917.17%2,7853.31
63Murrells Inlet9,1377,54721.07%1,1987.62
64Burton9,0976,97630.40%1,0928.33
65Lancaster9,0838,7014.39%1,4106.44
66Laurens8,9299,023-1.04%9099.82
67Hardeeville8,8643,087187.14%15856.12
68York8,7867,78012.93%1,0368.48
69Georgetown8,6649,160-5.41%1,2486.94
70Seneca8,6638,1176.73%1,1017.87
71Clinton8,3808,537-1.84%83410.05
72Lugoff8,2437,43410.88%54815.04
73Sangaree7,8408,220-4.62%3,8602.03
74Welcome7,7196,66815.76%1,6654.64
75Union7,5748,352-9.32%9497.98
76Bennettsville7,5249,105-17.36%1,2286.13
77Hartsville7,5027,751-3.21%1,2865.83
78Camden7,2486,8386.00%67210.79
79Centerville7,1736,5868.91%1,2155.91
80Clover6,7835,14531.84%1,4954.54
81Valley Falls6,6566,2995.67%1,2835.19
82Forestbrook6,5914,61242.91%1,7773.71
83Lake Murray of Richland6,4555,48417.71%1,1615.56
84Lake City6,4256,681-3.83%1,2035.34
85Dillon6,2216,778-8.22%1,1755.29
86Marion6,1566,878-10.50%1,3924.42
87Laurel Bay6,1245,8913.96%1,4714.16
88Homeland Park5,9886,296-4.89%1,2704.71
89Darlington5,8446,360-8.11%1,2604.64
90Piedmont5,7955,10313.56%6748.60
91Travelers Rest5,5284,61219.86%1,1704.72
92Batesburg-Leesville5,4695,3751.75%6678.20
93Cheraw5,4405,871-7.34%9155.95
94Central5,4395,1944.72%1,9612.77
95Walterboro5,3645,792-7.39%7846.84
96Chester5,3375,591-4.54%1,6143.31
97Hollywood5,2814,73211.60%22823.13
98Belvedere5,2625,792-9.15%1,5273.45
99Abbeville4,9785,233-4.87%8016.21
100Blythewood4,8842,073135.60%45910.63
101Edgefield4,8484,7541.98%1,1554.20
102Brookdale4,6744,873-4.08%1,2843.64
103Surfside Beach4,6333,84220.59%2,3931.94
104Walhalla4,6144,2488.62%1,1883.88
105Newport4,6024,13611.27%5728.05
106Woodruff4,5924,08612.38%1,1743.91
107Belton4,5374,1668.91%1,2023.77
108Isle of Palms4,3924,1386.14%9904.44
109Williamston4,3423,9629.59%1,1773.69
110Clearwater4,2644,370-2.43%1,0174.19
111Barnwell4,1594,764-12.70%5307.84
112Mullins4,0994,650-11.85%1,3363.07
113India Hook4,0063,32820.37%1,5202.64
114Honea Path3,9023,5599.64%1,1103.51
115Lyman3,8623,30017.03%6086.36
116Manning3,8524,109-6.25%1,3122.94
117Saxon3,8273,42411.77%1,6022.39
118Duncan3,7763,18518.56%7035.37
119Ridgeland3,7494,030-6.97%7848.34
120Northlake3,6433,745-2.72%8894.10
121Dunean3,6133,671-1.58%2,2981.57
122Saluda3,5933,5640.81%1,1063.25
123Southern Shops3,5923,767-4.65%1,0083.56
124Golden Grove3,5192,46742.64%6095.78
125Arcadia3,3702,63427.94%1,7191.96
126Pendleton3,3593,02810.93%7294.61
127Graniteville3,3202,61427.01%1,0043.31
128Cherryvale3,3182,49632.93%1,8341.81
129Pickens3,1923,1082.70%1,1292.83
130Winnsboro3,1553,535-10.75%9773.23
131Liberty3,1403,252-3.44%7064.45
132Kingstree3,0973,324-6.83%9743.18
133Bamberg3,0913,591-13.92%8653.58
134Dalzell3,0573,059-0.07%5195.89
135Lesslie3,0133,112-3.18%4976.06
136Gloverville2,9662,8314.77%8183.63
137Elgin2,9322,60712.47%6044.86
138Loris2,8912,40520.21%6364.55
139Bishopville2,8873,468-16.75%1,2352.34
140Williston2,8593,141-8.98%3198.95
141Roebuck2,8512,20029.59%6644.29
142Andrews2,8492,859-0.35%1,2922.21
143Shell Point2,8422,33621.66%7283.90
144Denmark2,8323,514-19.41%7383.84
145Wellford2,8262,41317.12%6574.30
146Allendale2,8003,454-18.93%8463.31
147Burnettown2,7852,6196.34%5065.50
148Landrum2,7832,37417.23%1,0302.70
149Ravenel2,7562,45112.44%21812.64
150East Gaffney2,7553,085-10.70%9073.04
151Lakewood2,7493,032-9.33%3647.55
152Springdale2,7412,6294.26%1,0142.70
153North Hartsville2,7323,251-15.96%6024.54
154Hopkins2,7192,882-5.66%16516.51
155Folly Beach2,6862,5206.59%21512.51
156Lincolnville2,6771,145133.80%2,2841.17
157Westminster2,6732,4389.64%7763.45
158Pacolet2,6522,27316.67%4555.83
159Pageland2,6022,697-3.52%6024.32
160Edisto2,5952,5591.41%4965.23
161Springdale2,5762,5740.08%6104.22
162South Congaree2,5282,3099.48%7693.29
163Inman2,5242,18215.67%1,5941.58
164Cowpens2,5092,16016.16%1,0642.36
165South Sumter2,4822,4112.94%1,0402.39
166Hampton2,4772,802-11.60%5494.51
167Kershaw2,4711,79437.74%1,1942.07
168Pine Ridge2,4382,07617.44%5144.74
169Johnston2,4032,3701.39%9072.65
170McCormick2,3702,772-14.50%5854.05
171Timmonsville2,3682,3530.64%8532.78
172Winnsboro Mills2,3241,89822.44%8822.63
173St. George2,2042,0726.37%7742.85
174New Ellenton2,1892,0377.46%4934.44
175Arial2,1852,543-14.08%4674.68
176Ware Shoals2,1542,172-0.83%5523.90
177Blackville2,1372,408-11.25%2398.93
178Tigerville2,0521,31256.40%1,5441.33
179Ninety Six2,0482,0410.34%1,1391.80
180Wedgefield1,9941,61523.47%2358.48
181Varnville1,9522,161-9.67%5093.83
182Sullivan's Island1,9241,7937.31%7702.50
183McColl1,9202,169-11.48%1,8291.05
184Privateer1,9162,349-18.43%2358.16
185St. Matthews1,8982,014-5.76%9881.92
186Blacksburg1,8881,8372.78%1,0091.87
187Calhoun Falls1,8861,992-5.32%5573.39
188Slater-Marietta1,8732,176-13.92%4354.31
189Seabrook Island1,8711,7208.78%3135.97
190Great Falls1,8591,976-5.92%4394.24
191Langley1,8421,44727.30%1,6211.14
193Jackson1,8291,7206.34%5253.49
192Estill1,8292,039-10.30%5663.23
194St. Stephen1,8281,7087.03%7542.42
195Stateburg1,8131,38031.38%3904.65
196Bonneau Beach1,7861,929-7.41%7612.35
197Kiawah Island1,7791,6289.28%16211.02
198City View1,7411,34529.44%3,5900.48
199Gaston1,7191,6394.88%3235.32
200Chapin1,6851,43217.67%8372.01
201Gadsden1,6681,6322.21%14511.50
202Wilkinson Heights1,6202,493-35.02%5422.99
205Fairfax1,5992,011-20.49%4833.31
204Eureka Mill1,5991,4768.33%1,2711.26
203Elgin1,5991,33319.95%1,4831.08
206Ridgeville1,5511,969-21.23%8641.80
207Judson1,5462,050-24.59%1,9640.79
208Fairforest1,5391,693-9.10%7362.09
209Murphys Estates1,4901,4413.40%7262.05
210Johnsonville1,4811,490-0.60%7012.11
211Mayo1,4691,592-7.73%4833.04
212Awendaw1,4531,31810.24%1539.50
213Monarch Mill1,4521,811-19.82%2595.61
214Whitmire1,4461,4410.35%1,1681.24
215Pelzer1,4291,29210.60%1,5630.91
216Buffalo1,3971,26610.35%3474.02
217Irwin1,3951,405-0.71%4672.98
218Chesterfield1,3911,471-5.44%3414.08
219Watts Mills1,3771,635-15.78%6032.28
220Iva1,3491,2388.97%1,4650.92
221Meggett1,3051,1959.21%7218.21
222Prosperity1,2921,2662.05%6551.97
224Latta1,2671,375-7.85%1,1561.10
223Joanna1,2671,539-17.67%4043.14
225Pinopolis1,26094832.91%8801.43
226Utica1,2571,489-15.58%9261.36
227Pamplico1,2141,226-0.98%7491.62
228East Sumter1,1871,343-11.62%3583.32
229Due West1,1751,235-4.86%7191.64
230Lake Secession1,1581,0836.93%2055.65
231Van Wyck1,15482639.71%11510.03
232Holly Hill1,1501,276-9.87%8801.31
233Yemassee1,1201,239-9.60%1457.71
234Riverview1,11268163.29%1,0891.02
235Catawba1,1081,343-17.50%1119.97
236Oakland1,0881,232-11.69%1,6000.68
237Heath Springs1,08378837.44%6661.63
238Aynor1,03157479.62%5551.86
239Swansea99184916.73%4752.09
240Chesnee98985715.40%8711.14
241Cane Savannah9781,117-12.44%2703.62
242West Pelzer9648809.55%1,8650.52
243Startex95485911.06%6291.52
244Lamar937986-4.97%7651.23
245Branchville9331,023-8.80%2973.14
246Quinby916924-0.87%7011.31
248Warrenville9151,233-25.79%8441.08
247Summerton915987-7.29%6761.35
249Arcadia Lakes8928633.36%1,6010.56
250Fort Lawn884895-1.23%6351.39
251Santee880963-8.62%4192.10
252Bowman866964-10.17%7231.20
253Scranton8628560.70%1,0880.79
254Eastover8598145.53%7081.21
255Wagener8517986.64%7251.17
256Inman Mills8491,050-19.14%7471.14
257McBee846868-2.53%6441.31
258Gayle Mill842913-7.78%1,2850.66
259Norris8368103.21%4441.88
260Gray Court8358103.09%4511.85
261Jonesville832905-8.07%8201.01
262Turbeville781835-6.47%5831.34
263Coward7757552.65%2193.53
264Ridge Spring7527381.90%4131.82
265Lake View750810-7.41%4441.69
266Cottageville745765-2.61%2183.42
267Bucksport735876-16.10%1754.20
268Pelion7236885.09%1963.68
269Mayesville717726-1.24%7001.02
271Reidville70659518.66%4191.68
270Jefferson706736-4.08%3921.80
272Harleyville6996704.33%6071.15
273North692769-10.01%8010.86
274Wallace689892-22.76%1056.58
275Six Mile6766661.50%3322.04
276Gilbert66556517.70%2452.71
277Sharon64950728.01%4951.31
278Clio644725-11.17%7520.86
279Briarcliffe Acres62745836.90%9570.66
280Elloree625699-10.59%6161.01
281Enoree619665-6.92%4001.55
282Campobello61552816.48%1753.51
283Hickory Grove57944629.82%3471.67
284Converse570608-6.25%8260.69
285Olanta555561-1.07%5580.99
286McClellanville5445018.58%2432.24
287Promised Land5425116.07%3481.56
288Pinewood534541-1.29%4991.07
289Society Hill522562-7.12%2382.19
290Clifton521541-3.70%4861.07
291Cross Hill5134953.64%1613.19
292Summit49240920.29%3301.49
293Brunson490547-10.42%4821.02
294Bonneau4884537.73%1613.02
295Atlantic Beach48133643.15%2,9690.16
296Fair Play474687-31.00%706.77
297Springfield472527-10.44%2711.74
298Ehrhardt466544-14.34%1503.11
299Lockhart455488-6.76%1,4920.30
300Lane438507-13.61%1113.95
301Alcolu4304290.23%954.55
302Lydia425642-33.80%1612.64
303Salley4213976.05%5610.75
304Carlisle410434-5.53%2901.42
305Edisto Beach408414-1.45%1932.11
306Hilda400438-8.68%1303.07
307Jacksonboro399478-16.53%2814.47
308Cameron394421-6.41%1263.13
309Hemingway377459-17.86%4360.86
310Greeleyville370428-13.55%3031.22
311Bethune3563327.23%3231.10
312West Union34631111.25%4360.79
313Patrick338345-2.03%3520.96
314Neeses334372-10.22%1961.71
316Ruby333350-4.86%1352.47
315McConnells33325530.59%983.39
317Donalds327347-5.76%3930.83
319Nichols323367-11.99%2301.41
318Lynchburg323373-13.40%2851.13
320Clarks Hill320381-16.01%1003.20
321Norway301334-9.88%3800.79
322Glendale293307-4.56%1,3820.21
323Oswego2922421.21
324Little Mountain2902890.35%2001.45
325Eutawville288311-7.40%3030.95
326Ridgeway287315-8.89%5920.48
327Rembert286306-6.54%753.84
328Rowesville273303-9.90%3270.83
330Shiloh26021421.50%279.73
329Richburg260275-5.45%2970.88
331Gifford259287-9.76%2680.97
332Perry25623210.34%2201.16
333Snelling252274-8.03%624.04
334Central Pacolet24921515.81%9960.25
336Monetta2422305.22%3280.74
335Modoc24221811.01%613.98
337Mount Carmel2332167.87%259.19
338Olar224257-12.84%2850.79
339Furman216237-8.86%693.12
340Stuckey215244-11.89%2300.94
341Mulberry211529-60.11%1071.97
342Reevesville2021953.59%1261.61
343Bradley19717015.88%257.86
344Sellers196219-10.50%2830.69
347Scotia195215-9.30%623.17
346Russellville195488-60.04%523.75
345Cokesbury195215-9.30%3280.59
348Starr1941788.99%1301.50
350Newry19117211.05%6470.29
349Lowrys191200-4.50%603.16
351Boykin18510085.00%276.88
353Paxville181184-1.63%1721.05
352Mount Croghan181192-5.73%2380.76
354Pomaria1771713.51%1691.05
355Kline175197-11.17%563.11
356Elko173193-10.36%1651.05
357Woodford171182-6.04%2180.79
358Silverstreet1671623.09%503.35
361Waterloo1541493.36%871.77
360Salem1541437.69%1680.92
359Cordova154173-10.98%3530.44
362Vance149166-10.24%2940.51
363Hodges1481480.00%1900.78
364Sycamore147182-19.23%463.17
365Windsor1431383.62%1870.77
366Blenheim142154-7.79%2170.65
367Rockville1341284.69%3160.42
368Coronaca129191-32.46%771.68
369Luray125127-1.57%1211.03
370Livingston120132-9.09%1520.79
371Lowndesville119124-4.03%1540.78
372Smoaks116126-7.94%711.63
373Parksville115117-1.71%1580.73
374Lodge113120-5.83%363.14
376Ware Place110228-51.75%1200.92
375Pawleys Island1101036.80%1570.70
377Williams107117-8.55%1260.85
378Mountville104108-3.70%372.85
379Troy101974.12%1260.80
380Ward93921.09%1200.78
381Trenton90199-54.77%711.26
382Jamestown82759.33%1350.61
383Princeton811080.75
384Plum Branch7682-7.32%2100.36
385Ulmer7186-17.44%262.74
386Tatum6975-8.00%760.91
387Cope6677-14.29%2640.25
389Peak6162-1.61%1770.34
388Antreville61140-56.43%163.88
390Smyrna554327.91%780.71
391Govan5265-20.00%690.75
392Islandton44162.77
393Jenkinsville4346-6.52%4830.09
394Gramling38381.00
395Fingerville26134-80.60%1070.24
396Cross Anchor25126-80.16%320.77
397Willington142-100.00%5.96

Top 397 Cities in South Carolina by Population

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.

Map of Cities in South Carolina

South Carolina Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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