10 Largest Cities in South Carolina

The largest city in South Carolina is Charleston, with a population of 141,931. Hardeeville is the fastest growing city in South Carolina over the past 10 years, having grown 212.83% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Charleston141,931120,70017.59%1,284110.55
2Columbia128,386130,774-1.83%944136
3North Charleston122,29797,94924.86%1,57877.50
4Mount Pleasant97,12968,50941.78%1,96949.34
5Rock Hill76,81866,87914.86%1,99138.59
6Greenville75,99359,41427.90%2,56429.64
7Summerville54,55643,17526.36%2,77019.69
8Goose Creek46,19436,66425.99%1,12141.22
9Hilton Head Island39,93037,2127.30%96641.35
10Sumter39,76840,553-1.94%1,21932.63
11Florence38,81637,9462.29%1,71622.62
12Myrtle Beach37,34127,12237.68%1,58523.56
13Greer37,13825,96643.03%1,62422.86
14Spartanburg36,85936,7770.22%1,86519.77
15Bluffton33,62713,107156.56%64751.97
16Aiken31,12729,6554.96%1,47721.08
17Hanahan30,43318,06868.44%2,89010.53
18Fort Mill29,79011,693154.77%1,52919.48
19Conway28,58117,49863.34%1,24422.97
20Anderson28,50126,4587.72%1,96514.51
21Simpsonville27,93818,48851.11%3,0279.23
22Mauldin25,84123,24211.18%2,37010.90
23Socastee24,96419,95225.12%1,87013.35
24North Augusta24,70921,36015.68%1,20520.51
25Lexington23,75918,60527.70%2,00711.84
26Greenwood23,49923,2331.14%1,44016.32
27Taylors22,23021,6172.84%2,10310.57
28Easley21,88020,0848.94%1,75612.46
29St. Andrews20,99020,4932.43%3,3896.19
30Wade Hampton20,90620,6221.38%2,3478.91
31Clemson18,77913,94534.66%2,4887.55
32West Columbia18,08516,7468.00%2,0328.90
33Five Forks17,84414,14026.20%2,3577.57
34North Myrtle Beach17,66513,87527.32%82521.41
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
41Cayce13,95213,0846.63%83016.80
42Port Royal13,81410,69529.16%81416.96
43Moncks Corner13,7147,76076.73%1,5938.61
44Beaufort13,60412,3689.99%55724.43
45Lake Wylie12,8858,84145.74%1,6397.86
46Irmo12,83711,16614.97%1,8746.85
47Gaffney12,78012,4112.97%1,5318.35
48Tega Cay12,7427,82562.84%2,8184.52
49Orangeburg12,27613,837-11.28%1,3639.01
50Parker12,22711,4316.96%1,7886.84
51James Island12,17511,2308.41%2,5684.74
52Fountain Inn11,7227,63153.61%1,6147.26
53Oak Grove10,83510,2915.29%1,6866.43
54Garden City10,6699,20915.85%2,0085.31
55Forest Acres10,11510,435-3.07%2,1994.60
56Red Bank10,1069,6175.08%85511.81
57Newberry10,01910,366-3.35%1,1218.94
58Little River9,7928,9609.29%93410.48
59Hardeeville9,6573,087212.83%17256.12
60Powdersville9,63269813.80
61Boiling Springs9,5088,21915.68%1,3916.84
62Woodfield9,4599,3031.68%3,4482.74
63Sans Souci9,2207,86917.17%2,7853.31
64Murrells Inlet9,1377,54721.07%1,1987.62
65Burton9,0976,97630.40%1,0928.33
66Lancaster9,0658,7014.18%1,4076.44
67York8,9737,78015.33%1,0588.48
68Laurens8,9699,023-0.60%9139.82
69Seneca8,7288,1177.53%1,1107.87
70Georgetown8,6259,160-5.84%1,2426.94
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
75Union7,5418,352-9.71%9457.98
76Hartsville7,4827,751-3.47%1,2835.83
77Bennettsville7,4219,105-18.50%1,2116.13
78Camden7,2626,8386.20%67310.79
79Centerville7,1736,5868.91%1,2155.91
80Clover6,9155,14534.40%1,5244.54
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 City6,3896,681-4.37%1,1965.34
85Dillon6,1766,778-8.88%1,1675.29
86Laurel Bay6,1245,8913.96%1,4714.16
87Marion6,0716,878-11.73%1,3734.42
88Homeland Park5,9886,296-4.89%1,2704.71
89Darlington5,7966,360-8.87%1,2504.64
90Piedmont5,7955,10313.56%6748.60
91Travelers Rest5,6194,61221.83%1,1894.72
92Batesburg-Leesville5,4965,3752.25%6718.20
93Central5,4665,1945.24%1,9702.77
94Cheraw5,3795,871-8.38%9045.95
95Walterboro5,3335,792-7.92%7796.84
96Chester5,3175,591-4.90%1,6083.31
97Hollywood5,3084,73212.17%22923.13
98Belvedere5,2625,792-9.15%1,5273.45
99Blythewood5,2512,073153.30%49410.63
100Abbeville4,9605,233-5.22%7986.21
101Edgefield4,8674,7542.38%1,1604.20
102Surfside Beach4,6873,84221.99%2,4211.94
103Walhalla4,6854,24810.29%1,2063.88
104Woodruff4,6794,08614.51%1,1963.91
105Brookdale4,6744,873-4.08%1,2843.64
106Newport4,6024,13611.27%5728.05
107Belton4,5784,1669.89%1,2133.77
108Isle of Palms4,4084,1386.52%9944.44
109Williamston4,3833,96210.63%1,1883.69
110Clearwater4,2644,370-2.43%1,0174.19
111Barnwell4,0934,764-14.08%5227.84
112Mullins4,0294,650-13.35%1,3143.07
113India Hook4,0063,32820.37%1,5202.64
114Honea Path3,9403,55910.71%1,1213.51
115Lyman3,9343,30019.21%6196.36
116Duncan3,8513,18520.91%7175.37
117Manning3,8324,109-6.74%1,3052.94
118Saxon3,8273,42411.77%1,6022.39
119Ridgeland3,7184,030-7.74%7748.34
120Northlake3,6433,745-2.72%8894.10
121Dunean3,6133,671-1.58%2,2981.57
122Southern Shops3,5923,767-4.65%1,0083.56
123Saluda3,5873,5640.65%1,1043.25
124Golden Grove3,5192,46742.64%6095.78
125Pendleton3,3963,02812.15%7374.61
126Arcadia3,3702,63427.94%1,7191.96
127Graniteville3,3202,61427.01%1,0043.31
128Cherryvale3,3182,49632.93%1,8341.81
129Pickens3,2033,1083.06%1,1332.83
130Winnsboro3,1423,535-11.12%9733.23
131Liberty3,1333,252-3.66%7044.45
132Kingstree3,1143,324-6.32%9793.18
133Dalzell3,0573,059-0.07%5195.89
134Bamberg3,0423,591-15.29%8513.58
135Lesslie3,0133,112-3.18%4976.06
136Gloverville2,9662,8314.77%8183.63
137Loris2,9562,40522.91%6504.55
138Elgin2,9322,60712.47%6044.86
139Wellford2,8802,41319.35%6704.30
140Roebuck2,8512,20029.59%6644.29
141Andrews2,8442,859-0.52%1,2902.21
142Shell Point2,8422,33621.66%7283.90
143Landrum2,8362,37419.46%1,0492.70
144Williston2,8263,141-10.03%3168.95
145Bishopville2,8223,468-18.63%1,2082.34
146Burnettown2,8042,6197.06%5105.50
147Denmark2,7813,514-20.86%7253.84
148Ravenel2,7742,45113.18%21912.64
149East Gaffney2,7553,085-10.70%9073.04
150Lincolnville2,7511,145140.26%2,3471.17
151Lakewood2,7493,032-9.33%3647.55
152Springdale2,7452,6294.41%1,0152.70
153Allendale2,7383,454-20.73%8273.31
154North Hartsville2,7323,251-15.96%6024.54
155Hopkins2,7192,882-5.66%16516.51
156Westminster2,7142,43811.32%7883.45
157Pacolet2,7032,27318.92%4635.83
158Folly Beach2,6992,5207.10%21612.51
159Edisto2,5952,5591.41%4965.23
160Pageland2,5852,697-4.15%5984.32
161Springdale2,5762,5740.08%6104.22
162Inman2,5712,18217.83%1,6241.58
163Cowpens2,5542,16018.24%1,0832.36
164South Congaree2,5502,30910.44%7763.29
165Kershaw2,5461,79441.92%1,2302.07
166South Sumter2,4822,4112.94%1,0402.39
167Pine Ridge2,4742,07619.17%5224.74
168Hampton2,4632,802-12.10%5464.51
169Johnston2,4142,3701.86%9122.65
170McCormick2,3792,772-14.18%5874.05
171Timmonsville2,3692,3530.68%8532.78
172Winnsboro Mills2,3241,89822.44%8822.63
173New Ellenton2,2082,0378.39%4974.44
174St. George2,2052,0726.42%7752.85
175Arial2,1852,543-14.08%4674.68
176Ware Shoals2,1542,172-0.83%5523.90
177Blackville2,1112,408-12.33%2368.93
178Tigerville2,0521,31256.40%1,5441.33
179Ninety Six2,0512,0410.49%1,1411.80
180Wedgefield1,9941,61523.47%2358.48
181Varnville1,9402,161-10.23%5063.83
182Sullivan's Island1,9241,7937.31%7702.50
183Privateer1,9162,349-18.43%2358.16
184McColl1,8952,169-12.63%1,8051.05
185Blacksburg1,8921,8372.99%1,0111.87
186St. Matthews1,8912,014-6.11%9841.92
187Calhoun Falls1,8781,992-5.72%5543.39
188Seabrook Island1,8741,7208.95%3145.97
189Slater-Marietta1,8732,176-13.92%4354.31
190Great Falls1,8501,976-6.38%4364.24
192Langley1,8421,44727.30%1,6211.14
191Jackson1,8421,7207.09%5283.49
193St. Stephen1,8351,7087.44%7572.42
194Estill1,8152,039-10.99%5623.23
195Stateburg1,8131,38031.38%3904.65
196Bonneau Beach1,7861,929-7.41%7612.35
197Kiawah Island1,7841,6289.58%16211.02
198City View1,7411,34529.44%3,5900.48
199Gaston1,7291,6395.49%3255.32
200Chapin1,7111,43219.48%8502.01
201Gadsden1,6681,6322.21%14511.50
202Wilkinson Heights1,6202,493-35.02%5422.99
203Elgin1,6061,33320.48%1,4901.08
204Eureka Mill1,5991,4768.33%1,2711.26
205Fairfax1,5612,011-22.38%4713.31
206Judson1,5462,050-24.59%1,9640.79
207Fairforest1,5391,693-9.10%7362.09
208Murphys Estates1,4901,4413.40%7262.05
209Johnsonville1,4791,490-0.74%7002.11
210Ridgeville1,4741,969-25.14%8211.80
211Mayo1,4691,592-7.73%4833.04
212Awendaw1,4581,31810.62%1539.50
213Monarch Mill1,4521,811-19.82%2595.61
214Pelzer1,4431,29211.69%1,5790.91
215Whitmire1,4421,4410.07%1,1651.24
216Buffalo1,3971,26610.35%3474.02
217Irwin1,3951,405-0.71%4672.98
218Chesterfield1,3791,471-6.25%3384.08
219Watts Mills1,3771,635-15.78%6032.28
220Iva1,3611,2389.94%1,4780.92
221Meggett1,3091,1959.54%7218.21
222Prosperity1,2921,2662.05%6551.97
223Joanna1,2671,539-17.67%4043.14
224Pinopolis1,26094832.91%8801.43
225Latta1,2581,375-8.51%1,1481.10
226Utica1,2571,489-15.58%9261.36
227Pamplico1,2111,226-1.22%7481.62
228Van Wyck1,19182644.19%11910.03
229East Sumter1,1871,343-11.62%3583.32
230Due West1,1611,235-5.99%7101.64
231Lake Secession1,1581,0836.93%2055.65
232Holly Hill1,1361,276-10.97%8691.31
233Heath Springs1,11578841.50%6861.63
235Yemassee1,1121,239-10.25%1447.71
234Riverview1,11268163.29%1,0891.02
236Catawba1,1081,343-17.50%1119.97
237Oakland1,0881,232-11.69%1,6000.68
238Aynor1,06357485.19%5721.86
239Swansea1,00684918.49%4822.09
240Chesnee1,00585717.27%8851.14
241Cane Savannah9781,117-12.44%2703.62
242West Pelzer97388010.57%1,8820.52
243Startex95485911.06%6291.52
244Lamar938986-4.87%7661.23
245Branchville9231,023-9.78%2943.14
246Warrenville9151,233-25.79%8441.08
247Quinby913924-1.19%6991.31
248Summerton909987-7.90%6711.35
249Arcadia Lakes9018634.40%1,6180.56
250Fort Lawn883895-1.34%6341.39
251Santee870963-9.66%4142.10
252Eastover8688146.63%7151.21
253Scranton8628560.70%1,0880.79
254Wagener8587987.52%7311.17
255Bowman855964-11.31%7141.20
256Inman Mills8491,050-19.14%7471.14
260Norris8428103.95%4471.88
259McBee842868-3.00%6411.31
258Gray Court8428103.95%4551.85
257Gayle Mill842913-7.78%1,2850.66
261Jonesville829905-8.40%8171.01
262Turbeville778835-6.83%5811.34
263Coward7777552.91%2203.53
264Ridge Spring7547382.17%4141.82
265Lake View746810-7.90%4421.69
266Cottageville745765-2.61%2183.42
267Bucksport735876-16.10%1754.20
268Pelion7296885.96%1983.68
269Reidville72059521.01%4281.68
270Mayesville718726-1.10%7011.02
271Jefferson703736-4.48%3901.80
272Harleyville6996704.33%6071.15
273Wallace689892-22.76%1056.58
274North684769-11.05%7920.86
275Six Mile6786661.80%3332.04
276Gilbert67656519.65%2492.71
277Sharon66150730.37%5051.31
278Briarcliffe Acres64445840.61%9830.66
279Clio637725-12.14%7440.86
280Campobello62652818.56%1783.51
281Enoree619665-6.92%4001.55
282Elloree617699-11.73%6081.01
283Hickory Grove59344632.96%3551.67
284Converse570608-6.25%8260.69
285Olanta554561-1.25%5570.99
286McClellanville5455018.78%2442.24
287Promised Land5425116.07%3481.56
288Pinewood534541-1.29%4991.07
289Clifton521541-3.70%4861.07
290Society Hill519562-7.65%2372.19
291Cross Hill5174954.44%1623.19
292Summit50040922.25%3361.49
293Atlantic Beach49933648.51%3,0800.16
294Bonneau4894537.95%1623.02
295Brunson487547-10.97%4791.02
296Fair Play474687-31.00%706.77
297Springfield466527-11.57%2681.74
298Ehrhardt458544-15.81%1473.11
299Lockhart454488-6.97%1,4890.30
300Lane431507-14.99%1093.95
301Alcolu4304290.23%954.55
302Lydia425642-33.80%1612.64
303Salley4243976.80%5650.75
305Edisto Beach409414-1.21%1932.11
304Carlisle409434-5.76%2891.42
306Jacksonboro399478-16.53%2814.47
307Hilda396438-9.59%1293.07
308Cameron392421-6.89%1253.13
309Hemingway368459-19.83%4260.86
310Greeleyville365428-14.72%2981.22
311Bethune3593328.13%3261.10
312West Union35231113.18%4440.79
313McConnells34225534.12%1013.39
314Patrick337345-2.32%3510.96
316Ruby330350-5.71%1342.47
315Neeses330372-11.29%1931.71
317Donalds325347-6.34%3910.83
318Clarks Hill320381-16.01%1003.20
320Nichols317367-13.62%2251.41
319Lynchburg317373-15.01%2801.13
321Norway297334-11.08%3750.79
322Glendale293307-4.56%1,3820.21
323Oswego2922421.21
324Little Mountain288289-0.35%1991.45
325Eutawville287311-7.72%3010.95
326Rembert286306-6.54%753.84
327Ridgeway285315-9.52%5880.48
328Rowesville270303-10.89%3240.83
331Shiloh26021421.50%279.73
330Richburg260275-5.45%2970.88
329Perry26023212.07%2241.16
332Gifford257287-10.45%2660.97
333Central Pacolet25321517.67%1,0120.25
334Snelling249274-9.12%624.04
335Monetta2432305.65%3300.74
336Modoc24221811.01%613.98
337Mount Carmel2332167.87%259.19
338Olar222257-13.62%2830.79
339Furman215237-9.28%693.12
340Stuckey213244-12.70%2280.94
341Mulberry211529-60.11%1071.97
342Reevesville2011953.08%1251.61
343Bradley19717015.88%257.86
344Starr19617810.11%1311.50
346Russellville195488-60.04%523.75
345Cokesbury195215-9.30%3280.59
348Sellers194219-11.42%2800.69
347Scotia194215-9.77%613.17
349Newry19117211.05%6470.29
350Lowrys190200-5.00%603.16
351Boykin18510085.00%276.88
352Paxville182184-1.09%1731.05
353Mount Croghan179192-6.77%2360.76
354Pomaria1771713.51%1691.05
355Kline172197-12.69%553.11
356Woodford171182-6.04%2180.79
357Elko170193-11.92%1621.05
358Silverstreet1671623.09%503.35
359Waterloo1561494.70%881.77
360Salem1551438.39%1690.92
361Cordova151173-12.72%3460.44
362Hodges1481480.00%1900.78
363Vance147166-11.45%2900.51
364Sycamore144182-20.88%453.17
366Windsor1421382.90%1850.77
365Blenheim142154-7.79%2170.65
367Rockville1331283.91%3140.42
368Coronaca129191-32.46%771.68
369Luray126127-0.79%1221.03
371Lowndesville119124-4.03%1540.78
370Livingston119132-9.85%1510.79
372Parksville1171170.00%1610.73
373Smoaks115126-8.73%711.63
374Lodge113120-5.83%363.14
375Pawleys Island1111037.77%1580.70
376Ware Place110228-51.75%1200.92
377Williams106117-9.40%1250.85
378Mountville104108-3.70%372.85
379Troy102975.15%1280.80
380Ward93921.09%1200.78
381Jamestown82759.33%1350.61
382Princeton811080.75
383Plum Branch7782-6.10%2130.36
384Ulmer7086-18.60%262.74
385Tatum6975-8.00%760.91
386Cope6477-16.88%2560.25
387Antreville61140-56.43%163.88
388Peak6062-3.23%1740.34
389Smyrna564330.23%790.71
390Govan5065-23.08%660.75
391Islandton44162.77
392Jenkinsville4346-6.52%4830.09
393Gramling38381.00
394Trenton36199-81.91%291.26
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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