10 Largest Cities in South Carolina

The largest city in South Carolina is Charleston with a population of 138,458. Fingerville is the fastest growing city in South Carolina over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Charleston138,458120,91114.51%484
2Columbia133,031130,7831.72%378
3North Charleston115,38397,93917.81%575
4Mount Pleasant94,93267,96139.69%743
5Rock Hill76,15966,54714.44%762
6Greenville71,17159,28320.05%927
7Summerville54,19843,07825.81%1,063
8Goose Creek44,22736,66820.61%414
9Hilton Head Island39,72137,2106.75%371
10Sumter39,08040,550-3.63%462
11Spartanburg37,81236,7782.81%739
12Florence37,56737,5060.16%641
13Greer35,89225,91638.49%606
14Myrtle Beach35,76027,17531.59%586
15Aiken30,98429,6484.51%568
16Hanahan28,80318,07159.39%1,056
17Anderson27,84626,4555.26%741
18Bluffton27,49513,117109.61%204
19Conway27,36017,45156.78%460
20Mauldin25,32723,2109.12%897
21Fort Mill24,62211,736109.80%488
22Simpsonville24,59318,47633.11%1,029
23North Augusta24,36621,38213.96%459
24Socastee24,05619,95220.57%696
25Greenwood23,81523,2462.45%563
26Lexington22,32318,63319.80%728
27Easley21,96620,0779.41%680
28Taylors21,92321,6171.42%801
29St. Andrews21,49420,4934.88%1,340
30Wade Hampton20,92520,6221.47%907
31Clemson18,71013,94534.17%957
32West Columbia18,01916,5588.82%782
33Five Forks18,00414,14027.33%918
34North Myrtle Beach17,31313,89424.61%312
35Seven Oaks15,55915,1442.74%788
36Red Hill15,45913,22316.91%539
37Ladson15,38313,79011.55%845
38Gantt15,17814,2296.67%599
39Berea14,92314,2954.39%748
40Dentsville14,88714,0625.87%858
41Cayce14,19113,0908.41%326
42Beaufort13,42512,3808.44%212
43Port Royal13,24310,67724.03%301
44Parker12,85011,43112.41%726
45Orangeburg12,74913,956-8.65%546
46Moncks Corner12,6897,75363.67%569
47Irmo12,67311,15813.58%714
48Lake Wylie12,5698,84142.17%617
49Gaffney12,30312,343-0.32%569
50James Island12,05411,2317.33%982
51Tega Cay11,7257,81550.03%1,001
52Oak Grove10,99310,2916.82%660
53Newberry10,61110,3682.34%458
54Fountain Inn10,4277,63336.60%554
55Forest Acres10,23110,419-1.80%859
56Garden City10,0709,2099.35%732
57Woodfield9,7309,3034.59%1,370
58Red Bank9,6239,6170.06%315
59Little River9,5238,9606.28%351
60Murrells Inlet9,3967,54724.50%476
61Boiling Springs9,2828,21912.93%524
62Lancaster9,0838,6974.44%544
63Powdersville8,991252
64Laurens8,8349,031-2.18%347
65Sans Souci8,7767,86911.53%1,023
66Seneca8,6558,1236.55%425
67Georgetown8,6439,160-5.64%481
68York8,5317,7789.68%388
69Lugoff8,3607,43412.46%215
70Clinton8,3548,537-2.14%321
71Burton8,1996,97617.53%380
72Sangaree7,7608,220-5.60%1,475
73Union7,6308,351-8.63%369
74Camden7,4906,8409.50%268
75Bennettsville7,4849,108-17.83%472
76Hartsville7,4377,752-4.06%492
77Welcome7,3946,66810.89%616
78Hardeeville7,3793,113137.04%51
79Centerville7,3036,58610.89%478
80Clover6,6835,14129.99%569
81Valley Falls6,5226,2993.54%486
82Lake City6,4836,685-3.02%469
83Laurel Bay6,4705,8919.83%600
84Lake Murray of Richland6,4275,48417.20%446
85Piedmont6,4015,10325.44%288
86Dillon6,2596,772-7.58%457
87Marion6,2116,876-9.67%542
88Homeland Park6,1576,296-2.21%504
89Darlington5,8346,272-6.98%486
90Forestbrook5,6824,61223.20%591
91Cheraw5,5235,865-5.83%359
92Walterboro5,4285,788-6.22%306
93Batesburg-Leesville5,3875,3560.58%254
94Chester5,3815,600-3.91%629
95Travelers Rest5,3694,61216.41%439
96Central5,3675,1953.31%747
97Hollywood5,1984,7309.89%87
98Abbeville5,0135,253-4.57%311
99Belvedere4,9255,792-14.97%552
100Edgefield4,8134,7501.33%443
101Surfside Beach4,6603,84621.16%929
102Brookdale4,5884,873-5.85%486
103Belton4,5044,1538.45%461
104Woodruff4,4774,0869.57%442
105Walhalla4,4514,2355.10%442
106Blythewood4,4462,072114.58%162
107Isle of Palms4,3224,1384.45%376
108Clearwater4,3194,370-1.17%398
109Williamston4,3143,9628.88%452
110India Hook4,2753,32828.46%626
111Barnwell4,2234,752-11.13%208
112Newport4,1944,1361.40%201
113Mullins4,1814,652-10.12%526
114Arcadia4,0732,63454.63%802
115Manning3,8754,109-5.69%510
116Honea Path3,8693,5608.68%425
117Dalzell3,7953,05924.06%249
118Northlake3,7933,7451.28%357
119Ridgeland3,7774,031-6.30%30
120Lyman3,7453,27014.53%227
121Saxon3,7103,4248.35%600
122Southern Shops3,6673,767-2.65%397
123Saluda3,6643,5652.78%435
124Duncan3,6633,16415.77%263
125Elgin3,6102,60738.47%287
126Dunean3,6053,671-1.80%885
127Graniteville3,4152,61430.64%399
128Lincolnville3,4111,146197.64%1,124
129Golden Grove3,3352,46735.18%223
130Pendleton3,3083,0209.54%277
131Cherryvale3,2022,49628.29%683
132Bamberg3,1613,591-11.97%341
133Winnsboro3,1523,535-10.83%377
134Pickens3,1143,1080.19%425
135Liberty3,0853,252-5.14%268
136Denmark3,0483,514-13.26%307
137Allendale2,9733,455-13.95%347
138Hopkins2,9562,8822.57%69
139East Gaffney2,9443,085-4.57%374
140Kingstree2,9423,323-11.47%357
141Bishopville2,8953,468-16.52%478
142Williston2,8663,141-8.76%124
143Andrews2,8162,860-1.54%493
144Lesslie2,8093,112-9.74%179
145Gloverville2,7882,831-1.52%297
146Loris2,7762,40115.62%236
147Wellford2,7622,41514.37%248
148Burnettown2,7622,6225.34%194
149Springdale2,7372,6314.03%391
150Landrum2,7172,37914.21%388
151Shell Point2,6942,33615.33%266
152Ravenel2,6882,4499.76%82
153Lakewood2,6443,032-12.80%135
154Pageland2,6422,703-2.26%236
155Folly Beach2,6232,5194.13%81
156Westminster2,6092,4396.97%292
157North Hartsville2,5883,251-20.39%220
158Pacolet2,5622,24614.07%170
159South Congaree2,4932,3117.88%293
160Cowpens2,4632,16014.03%403
161Inman2,4622,17912.99%600
162Hampton2,4252,802-13.45%207
163Pine Ridge2,4132,07316.40%197
164Johnston2,3882,3631.06%348
165Kershaw2,3831,79332.91%444
166Timmonsville2,3712,3530.76%330
167Springdale2,3552,574-8.51%215
168Roebuck2,3522,2006.91%212
169McCormick2,3182,772-16.38%221
170South Sumter2,2942,411-4.85%371
171Edisto2,2902,559-10.51%169
172St. George2,1872,0725.55%297
173Ware Shoals2,1582,172-0.64%214
174New Ellenton2,1552,0365.84%187
175Blackville2,1472,408-10.84%93
176Ninety Six2,0412,0390.10%438
177Arial2,0302,543-20.17%168
178Tigerville2,0161,31253.66%586
179Slater-Marietta2,0092,176-7.67%180
180McColl1,9772,169-8.85%727
181Winnsboro Mills1,9441,8982.42%285
182Privateer1,9392,349-17.45%92
183Varnville1,9352,161-10.46%195
184Sullivan's Island1,9211,7937.14%297
185Calhoun Falls1,9151,997-4.11%218
186Blacksburg1,9021,8353.65%392
187St. Matthews1,8822,013-6.51%378
188Great Falls1,8801,976-4.86%171
189Gadsden1,8731,63214.77%63
190Bonneau Beach1,8701,929-3.06%308
191Wedgefield1,8651,61515.48%85
192Seabrook Island1,8571,7178.15%120
193Estill1,8182,039-10.84%217
194St. Stephen1,8141,7116.02%289
195Jackson1,7971,7115.03%199
196Judson1,7772,050-13.32%872
197Kiawah Island1,7621,6288.23%62
198Ridgeville1,7251,969-12.39%371
199Fairfax1,7132,011-14.82%200
200Murphys Estates1,6961,44117.70%319
201Gaston1,6901,6373.24%123
202Chapin1,6861,43817.25%323
203Buffalo1,6551,26630.73%159
204Fairforest1,6441,693-2.89%303
205Elgin1,6271,33821.60%583
206Stateburg1,6111,38016.74%134
207Wilkinson Heights1,5462,493-37.99%200
208Eureka Mill1,5271,4763.46%469
209Utica1,5011,4890.81%427
210Whitmire1,4921,4443.32%465
211Johnsonville1,4911,4890.13%272
212City View1,4481,3457.66%1,153
213Startex1,43785967.29%366
214Awendaw1,4281,3069.34%58
215Pelzer1,4221,29210.06%601
216Monarch Mill1,4161,811-21.81%97
217Mayo1,4161,592-11.06%180
218Chesterfield1,4021,462-4.10%133
219Watts Mills1,3841,635-15.35%234
220Joanna1,3291,539-13.65%164
221Iva1,3291,2268.40%557
222Langley1,3091,447-9.54%445
223Inman Mills1,3061,05024.38%444
224Irwin1,3031,405-7.26%169
225Meggett1,2951,1998.01%27
226Latta1,2781,380-7.39%450
227Pinopolis1,24794831.54%336
228Prosperity1,2451,1835.24%244
229Pamplico1,2231,2230.00%292
230East Sumter1,1721,343-12.73%136
231Holly Hill1,1611,274-8.87%343
232Due West1,1601,243-6.68%274
233Catawba1,1511,343-14.30%45
234Oakland1,1401,232-7.47%647
235Aynor1,11057294.06%231
236Gayle Mill1,07591317.74%634
237Heath Springs1,05378833.63%250
238Lake Secession1,0501,083-3.05%72
239Cane Savannah1,0351,117-7.34%110
240Warrenville1,0041,233-18.57%357
241Swansea97284914.49%180
242Chesnee97185713.30%330
243West Pelzer9628809.32%719
244Branchville9381,023-8.31%115
245Yemassee9361,025-8.68%47
246Lamar930986-5.68%293
247Quinby9279240.32%274
248Summerton925995-7.04%264
249Santee895963-7.06%165
250Bowman891970-8.14%287
251Fort Lawn883895-1.34%245
252Arcadia Lakes8708630.81%603
253Scranton8658561.05%421
254Eastover8518144.55%271
255Wagener8448005.50%278
256McBee842866-2.77%248
257Riverview83368122.32%315
258Jonesville828907-8.71%315
259Gray Court8168011.87%170
260Norris808810-0.25%166
261Bucksport792876-9.59%73
262Turbeville775833-6.96%223
263Ridge Spring7707384.34%163
264Coward7667551.46%84
265Lake View749809-7.42%171
266Cottageville744765-2.75%84
267Converse73760821.22%412
268Jefferson719748-3.88%154
269Mayesville710729-2.61%268
270North708771-8.17%316
271Pelion7026842.63%74
272Reidville69959517.48%160
273Wallace695892-22.09%41
274Harleyville6906702.99%231
275Enoree6826652.56%170
276Six Mile664666-0.30%126
277Clio661725-8.83%298
278Gilbert65956816.02%94
279Sharon63550126.75%187
280Elloree634697-9.04%241
281Briarcliffe Acres61645834.50%363
282Campobello60152813.83%66
283Van Wyck59543138.05%23
284Clifton5765416.47%207
285Olanta561563-0.36%218
286Hickory Grove55744226.02%129
287McClellanville5405017.78%93
288Society Hill530562-5.69%93
289Pinewood525542-3.14%189
290Jacksonboro5114786.90%14
291Cross Hill5054952.02%61
292Lydia499642-22.27%73
293Alcolu49942916.32%42
294Summit48741218.20%126
295Brunson486547-11.15%185
296Bonneau4864537.28%62
297Springfield480524-8.40%107
298Ehrhardt476544-12.50%59
299Fair Play475687-30.86%27
300Lockhart450488-7.79%569
301Atlantic Beach44533632.44%1,063
302Lane440507-13.21%43
303Promised Land432511-15.46%107
304Salley4183994.76%215
305Carlisle409434-5.76%112
306Edisto Beach407414-1.69%74
307Hilda406447-9.17%51
308Cameron397421-5.70%49
309Hemingway392459-14.60%175
310Greeleyville373431-13.46%118
311Clarks Hill367381-3.67%44
312Bethune3553346.29%124
313Neeses345374-7.75%78
314Patrick340350-2.86%137
315Ruby336350-4.00%53
316Lynchburg335373-10.19%114
317Nichols331367-9.81%91
318West Union3293086.82%160
319Donalds326347-6.05%151
320McConnells32225526.27%37
321Cokesbury30621542.33%199
322Little Mountain3042924.11%81
323Norway303334-9.28%148
324Glendale293307-4.56%532
325Trenton29219946.73%89
326Ridgeway291315-7.62%232
327Eutawville286311-8.04%116
328Rowesville278303-8.25%129
329Richburg260275-5.45%115
330Gifford258287-10.10%103
331Snelling257274-6.20%25
332Mount Carmel25521618.06%11
333Central Pacolet25121516.74%388
334Perry2492336.87%83
335Mulberry233529-55.95%46
336Monetta2332272.64%122
337Rembert229306-25.16%23
338Oswego22371
339Olar223257-13.23%110
340Stuckey211244-13.52%87
341Shiloh211214-1.40%8
342Furman209237-11.81%26
343Reevesville2051955.13%49
344Modoc202218-7.34%20
345Boykin19810098.00%11
346Russellville197488-59.63%20
347Sellers196219-10.50%109
348Starr19517710.17%50
349Scotia193215-10.23%24
350Lowrys193200-3.50%24
351Pomaria1901796.15%70
352Mount Croghan187195-4.10%95
353Kline182197-7.61%23
354Paxville175184-4.89%64
355Elko174193-9.84%64
356Silverstreet1721626.17%20
357Cross Anchor17212636.51%86
358Ware Place170228-25.44%72
359Woodford167182-8.24%82
360Sycamore159182-12.64%19
361Cordova158173-8.67%140
362Salem1551438.39%65
363Vance153166-7.83%116
364Waterloo1501490.67%33
365Hodges1481480.00%73
366Windsor1471395.76%74
367Coronaca146191-23.56%34
368Blenheim141154-8.44%83
369Rockville1401289.38%128
370Newry140172-18.60%183
371Mountville12710817.59%17
372Livingston123136-9.56%60
373Lowndesville121124-2.42%60
374Smoaks119126-5.56%28
375Lodge113120-5.83%14
376Luray112127-11.81%42
377Parksville111117-5.13%59
378Williams110117-5.98%50
379Pawleys Island1071033.88%59
380Antreville101140-27.86%10
381Ward94922.17%47
382Troy93930.00%45
383Jamestown82759.33%52
384Ulmer7486-13.95%10
385Plum Branch7382-10.98%78
386Cope7277-6.49%111
387Tatum6875-9.33%29
388Peak66643.13%74
389Willington64142-54.93%4
390Islandton649
391Smyrna574526.67%31
392Govan5765-12.31%29
393Bradley57170-66.47%3
394Jenkinsville4546-2.17%195
395Gramling4317
396Princeton3317
397Fingerville26134-80.60%41

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

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