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)
1Charleston140,476120,70016.38%189
2Columbia129,482130,774-0.99%142
3North Charleston119,99297,94922.50%231
4Mount Pleasant95,31468,50939.13%288
5Rock Hill76,22866,87913.98%294
6Greenville74,20759,41424.90%373
7Summerville53,88743,17524.81%408
8Goose Creek45,35136,66423.69%164
9Hilton Head Island39,90737,2127.24%144
10Sumter39,72640,553-2.04%181
11Florence38,72137,9462.04%255
12Spartanburg37,03936,7770.71%279
13Myrtle Beach36,45927,12234.43%231
14Greer35,88325,96638.19%234
15Aiken31,04129,6554.67%219
16Bluffton30,93713,107136.03%89
17Hanahan29,26118,06861.95%414
18Anderson28,22626,4586.68%290
19Conway27,70617,49858.34%180
20Fort Mill27,28811,693133.37%209
21Simpsonville26,69918,48844.41%431
22Mauldin25,69723,24210.56%351
23Socastee24,96419,95225.12%279
24North Augusta24,42121,36014.33%177
25Greenwood23,46723,2331.01%214
26Lexington23,22518,60524.83%292
27Taylors22,23021,6172.84%313
28Easley21,70820,0848.09%260
29St. Andrews20,99020,4932.43%505
30Wade Hampton20,90620,6221.38%350
31Clemson18,35313,94531.61%362
32West Columbia18,05616,7467.82%302
33Five Forks17,84414,14026.20%351
34North Myrtle Beach17,38313,87525.28%121
35Red Hill16,27313,22323.07%219
36Ladson15,53913,79012.68%330
37Seven Oaks15,48415,1442.25%303
38Dentsville15,15314,0627.76%337
39Gantt15,13814,2296.39%230
40Berea14,65214,2952.50%283
41Cayce13,97113,0846.78%124
42Port Royal13,62110,69527.36%120
43Beaufort13,54812,3689.54%83
44Moncks Corner13,1387,76069.30%227
45Lake Wylie12,8858,84145.74%244
46Gaffney12,72312,4112.51%227
47Irmo12,71911,16613.91%277
48Orangeburg12,40213,837-10.37%205
49Tega Cay12,2737,82556.84%405
50Parker12,22711,4316.96%267
51James Island12,15311,2308.22%382
52Fountain Inn11,2957,63148.01%232
53Oak Grove10,83510,2915.29%251
54Garden City10,6699,20915.85%299
55Forest Acres10,17610,435-2.48%330
56Red Bank10,1069,6175.08%127
57Newberry10,07910,366-2.77%168
58Little River9,7928,9609.29%139
59Powdersville9,632104
60Boiling Springs9,5088,21915.68%207
61Woodfield9,4599,3031.68%514
62Sans Souci9,2207,86917.17%415
63Murrells Inlet9,1377,54721.07%179
64Burton9,0976,97630.40%163
65Lancaster9,0838,7014.39%210
66Laurens8,9299,023-1.04%136
67Hardeeville8,8643,087187.14%24
68York8,7867,78012.93%154
69Georgetown8,6649,160-5.41%186
70Seneca8,6638,1176.73%164
71Clinton8,3808,537-1.84%124
72Lugoff8,2437,43410.88%82
73Sangaree7,8408,220-4.62%575
74Welcome7,7196,66815.76%248
75Union7,5748,352-9.32%141
76Bennettsville7,5249,105-17.36%183
77Hartsville7,5027,751-3.21%192
78Camden7,2486,8386.00%100
79Centerville7,1736,5868.91%181
80Clover6,7835,14531.84%223
81Valley Falls6,6566,2995.67%191
82Forestbrook6,5914,61242.91%265
83Lake Murray of Richland6,4555,48417.71%173
84Lake City6,4256,681-3.83%179
85Dillon6,2216,778-8.22%175
86Marion6,1566,878-10.50%208
87Laurel Bay6,1245,8913.96%219
88Homeland Park5,9886,296-4.89%189
89Darlington5,8446,360-8.11%188
90Piedmont5,7955,10313.56%100
91Travelers Rest5,5284,61219.86%174
92Batesburg-Leesville5,4695,3751.75%99
93Cheraw5,4405,871-7.34%136
94Central5,4395,1944.72%292
95Walterboro5,3645,792-7.39%117
96Chester5,3375,591-4.54%241
97Hollywood5,2814,73211.60%34
98Belvedere5,2625,792-9.15%228
99Abbeville4,9785,233-4.87%119
100Blythewood4,8842,073135.60%68
101Edgefield4,8484,7541.98%172
102Brookdale4,6744,873-4.08%191
103Surfside Beach4,6333,84220.59%357
104Walhalla4,6144,2488.62%177
105Newport4,6024,13611.27%85
106Woodruff4,5924,08612.38%175
107Belton4,5374,1668.91%179
108Isle of Palms4,3924,1386.14%148
109Williamston4,3423,9629.59%175
110Clearwater4,2644,370-2.43%152
111Barnwell4,1594,764-12.70%79
112Mullins4,0994,650-11.85%199
113India Hook4,0063,32820.37%226
114Honea Path3,9023,5599.64%166
115Lyman3,8623,30017.03%91
116Manning3,8524,109-6.25%196
117Saxon3,8273,42411.77%239
118Duncan3,7763,18518.56%105
119Ridgeland3,7494,030-6.97%12
120Northlake3,6433,745-2.72%133
121Dunean3,6133,671-1.58%343
122Saluda3,5933,5640.81%165
123Southern Shops3,5923,767-4.65%150
124Golden Grove3,5192,46742.64%91
125Arcadia3,3702,63427.94%256
126Pendleton3,3593,02810.93%109
127Graniteville3,3202,61427.01%150
128Cherryvale3,3182,49632.93%273
129Pickens3,1923,1082.70%168
130Winnsboro3,1553,535-10.75%146
131Liberty3,1403,252-3.44%105
132Kingstree3,0973,324-6.83%145
133Bamberg3,0913,591-13.92%129
134Dalzell3,0573,059-0.07%77
135Lesslie3,0133,112-3.18%74
136Gloverville2,9662,8314.77%122
137Elgin2,9322,60712.47%90
138Loris2,8912,40520.21%95
139Bishopville2,8873,468-16.75%184
140Williston2,8593,141-8.98%48
141Roebuck2,8512,20029.59%99
142Andrews2,8492,859-0.35%193
143Shell Point2,8422,33621.66%109
144Denmark2,8323,514-19.41%110
145Wellford2,8262,41317.12%98
146Allendale2,8003,454-18.93%126
147Burnettown2,7852,6196.34%75
148Landrum2,7832,37417.23%153
149Ravenel2,7562,45112.44%32
150East Gaffney2,7553,085-10.70%135
151Lakewood2,7493,032-9.33%54
152Springdale2,7412,6294.26%151
153North Hartsville2,7323,251-15.96%90
154Hopkins2,7192,882-5.66%25
155Folly Beach2,6862,5206.59%32
156Lincolnville2,6771,145133.80%341
157Westminster2,6732,4389.64%116
158Pacolet2,6522,27316.67%68
159Pageland2,6022,697-3.52%90
160Edisto2,5952,5591.41%74
161Springdale2,5762,5740.08%91
162South Congaree2,5282,3099.48%115
163Inman2,5242,18215.67%238
164Cowpens2,5092,16016.16%159
165South Sumter2,4822,4112.94%155
166Hampton2,4772,802-11.60%82
167Kershaw2,4711,79437.74%178
168Pine Ridge2,4382,07617.44%77
169Johnston2,4032,3701.39%135
170McCormick2,3702,772-14.50%87
171Timmonsville2,3682,3530.64%127
172Winnsboro Mills2,3241,89822.44%131
173St. George2,2042,0726.37%115
174New Ellenton2,1892,0377.46%73
175Arial2,1852,543-14.08%70
176Ware Shoals2,1542,172-0.83%82
177Blackville2,1372,408-11.25%36
178Tigerville2,0521,31256.40%230
179Ninety Six2,0482,0410.34%170
180Wedgefield1,9941,61523.47%35
181Varnville1,9522,161-9.67%76
182Sullivan's Island1,9241,7937.31%115
183McColl1,9202,169-11.48%273
184Privateer1,9162,349-18.43%35
185St. Matthews1,8982,014-5.76%147
186Blacksburg1,8881,8372.78%150
187Calhoun Falls1,8861,992-5.32%83
188Slater-Marietta1,8732,176-13.92%65
189Seabrook Island1,8711,7208.78%47
190Great Falls1,8591,976-5.92%65
191Langley1,8421,44727.30%242
192Jackson1,8291,7206.34%78
193Estill1,8292,039-10.30%84
194St. Stephen1,8281,7087.03%112
195Stateburg1,8131,38031.38%58
196Bonneau Beach1,7861,929-7.41%113
197Kiawah Island1,7791,6289.28%24
198City View1,7411,34529.44%535
199Gaston1,7191,6394.88%48
200Chapin1,6851,43217.67%125
201Gadsden1,6681,6322.21%22
202Wilkinson Heights1,6202,493-35.02%81
203Fairfax1,5992,011-20.49%72
204Eureka Mill1,5991,4768.33%189
205Elgin1,5991,33319.95%221
206Ridgeville1,5511,969-21.23%129
207Judson1,5462,050-24.59%293
208Fairforest1,5391,693-9.10%110
209Murphys Estates1,4901,4413.40%108
210Johnsonville1,4811,490-0.60%104
211Mayo1,4691,592-7.73%72
212Awendaw1,4531,31810.24%23
213Monarch Mill1,4521,811-19.82%39
214Whitmire1,4461,4410.35%174
215Pelzer1,4291,29210.60%233
216Buffalo1,3971,26610.35%52
217Irwin1,3951,405-0.71%70
218Chesterfield1,3911,471-5.44%51
219Watts Mills1,3771,635-15.78%90
220Iva1,3491,2388.97%218
221Meggett1,3051,1959.21%11
222Prosperity1,2921,2662.05%98
223Latta1,2671,375-7.85%172
224Joanna1,2671,539-17.67%60
225Pinopolis1,26094832.91%131
226Utica1,2571,489-15.58%138
227Pamplico1,2141,226-0.98%112
228East Sumter1,1871,343-11.62%53
229Due West1,1751,235-4.86%107
230Lake Secession1,1581,0836.93%31
231Van Wyck1,15482639.71%17
232Holly Hill1,1501,276-9.87%131
233Yemassee1,1201,239-9.60%22
234Riverview1,11268163.29%162
235Catawba1,1081,343-17.50%17
236Oakland1,0881,232-11.69%238
237Heath Springs1,08378837.44%99
238Aynor1,03157479.62%83
239Swansea99184916.73%71
240Chesnee98985715.40%130
241Cane Savannah9781,117-12.44%40
242West Pelzer9648809.55%278
243Startex95485911.06%94
244Lamar937986-4.97%114
245Branchville9331,023-8.80%44
246Quinby916924-0.87%104
247Warrenville9151,233-25.79%126
248Summerton915987-7.29%101
249Arcadia Lakes8928633.36%239
250Fort Lawn884895-1.23%95
251Santee880963-8.62%62
252Bowman866964-10.17%108
253Scranton8628560.70%162
254Eastover8598145.53%105
255Wagener8517986.64%108
256Inman Mills8491,050-19.14%111
257McBee846868-2.53%96
258Gayle Mill842913-7.78%192
259Norris8368103.21%66
260Gray Court8358103.09%67
261Jonesville832905-8.07%122
262Turbeville781835-6.47%87
263Coward7757552.65%33
264Ridge Spring7527381.90%62
265Lake View750810-7.41%66
266Cottageville745765-2.61%33
267Bucksport735876-16.10%26
268Pelion7236885.09%29
269Mayesville717726-1.24%104
270Reidville70659518.66%62
271Jefferson706736-4.08%58
272Harleyville6996704.33%90
273North692769-10.01%119
274Wallace689892-22.76%16
275Six Mile6766661.50%49
276Gilbert66556517.70%37
277Sharon64950728.01%74
278Clio644725-11.17%112
279Briarcliffe Acres62745836.90%143
280Elloree625699-10.59%92
281Enoree619665-6.92%60
282Campobello61552816.48%26
283Hickory Grove57944629.82%52
284Converse570608-6.25%123
285Olanta555561-1.07%83
286McClellanville5445018.58%36
287Promised Land5425116.07%52
288Pinewood534541-1.29%74
289Society Hill522562-7.12%35
290Clifton521541-3.70%72
291Cross Hill5134953.64%24
292Summit49240920.29%49
293Brunson490547-10.42%72
294Bonneau4884537.73%24
295Atlantic Beach48133643.15%443
296Fair Play474687-31.00%10
297Springfield472527-10.44%40
298Ehrhardt466544-14.34%22
299Lockhart455488-6.76%222
300Lane438507-13.61%17
301Alcolu4304290.23%14
302Lydia425642-33.80%24
303Salley4213976.05%84
304Carlisle410434-5.53%43
305Edisto Beach408414-1.45%29
306Hilda400438-8.68%19
307Jacksonboro399478-16.53%4
308Cameron394421-6.41%19
309Hemingway377459-17.86%65
310Greeleyville370428-13.55%45
311Bethune3563327.23%48
312West Union34631111.25%65
313Patrick338345-2.03%53
314Neeses334372-10.22%29
315Ruby333350-4.86%20
316McConnells33325530.59%15
317Donalds327347-5.76%59
318Nichols323367-11.99%34
319Lynchburg323373-13.40%43
320Clarks Hill320381-16.01%15
321Norway301334-9.88%57
322Glendale293307-4.56%206
323Oswego29236
324Little Mountain2902890.35%30
325Eutawville288311-7.40%45
326Ridgeway287315-8.89%88
327Rembert286306-6.54%11
328Rowesville273303-9.90%49
329Shiloh26021421.50%4
330Richburg260275-5.45%44
331Gifford259287-9.76%40
332Perry25623210.34%33
333Snelling252274-8.03%9
334Central Pacolet24921515.81%148
335Monetta2422305.22%49
336Modoc24221811.01%9
337Mount Carmel2332167.87%4
338Olar224257-12.84%43
339Furman216237-8.86%10
340Stuckey215244-11.89%34
341Mulberry211529-60.11%16
342Reevesville2021953.59%19
343Bradley19717015.88%4
344Sellers196219-10.50%42
345Scotia195215-9.30%9
346Russellville195488-60.04%8
347Cokesbury195215-9.30%49
348Starr1941788.99%19
349Newry19117211.05%96
350Lowrys191200-4.50%9
351Boykin18510085.00%4
352Paxville181184-1.63%26
353Mount Croghan181192-5.73%36
354Pomaria1771713.51%25
355Kline175197-11.17%8
356Elko173193-10.36%25
357Woodford171182-6.04%32
358Silverstreet1671623.09%7
359Waterloo1541493.36%13
360Salem1541437.69%25
361Cordova154173-10.98%53
362Vance149166-10.24%44
363Hodges1481480.00%28
364Sycamore147182-19.23%7
365Windsor1431383.62%28
366Blenheim142154-7.79%32
367Rockville1341284.69%47
368Coronaca129191-32.46%11
369Luray125127-1.57%18
370Livingston120132-9.09%23
371Lowndesville119124-4.03%23
372Smoaks116126-7.94%11
373Parksville115117-1.71%24
374Lodge113120-5.83%5
375Ware Place110228-51.75%18
376Pawleys Island1101036.80%23
377Williams107117-8.55%19
378Mountville104108-3.70%5
379Troy101974.12%19
380Ward93921.09%18
381Trenton90199-54.77%11
382Jamestown82759.33%20
383Princeton8116
384Plum Branch7682-7.32%31
385Ulmer7186-17.44%4
386Tatum6975-8.00%11
387Cope6677-14.29%39
388Peak6162-1.61%26
389Antreville61140-56.43%2
390Smyrna554327.91%12
391Govan5265-20.00%10
392Islandton442
393Jenkinsville4346-6.52%72
394Gramling386
395Fingerville26134-80.60%16
396Cross Anchor25126-80.16%5
397Willington142-100.00%

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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