100 Biggest Cities In South Carolina For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in South Carolina. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 238 cities and places in South Carolina.

We all love the biggest cities that the Palmetto State has to offer. You know the places like Charleston and Columbia which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in South Carolina that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in South Carolina with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in South Carolina, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in South Carolina, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In South Carolina

Charleston, SC
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Population: 135,257
Population 2010: 116,347
Growth: 16.3%
More on Charleston: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia, SC
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Population: 133,273
Population 2010: 127,605
Growth: 4.4%
More on Columbia: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

North Charleston, SC
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 111,501
Population 2010: 94,524
Growth: 18.0%
More on North Charleston: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Mount Pleasant, SC
Overall SnackAbility
9.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 86,982
Population 2010: 64,208
Growth: 35.5%
More on Mount Pleasant: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Rock Hill, SC
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 73,334
Population 2010: 63,108
Growth: 16.2%
More on Rock Hill: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Greenville, SC
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 67,737
Population 2010: 57,821
Growth: 17.1%
More on Greenville: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Summerville, SC
Source: Wikipedia User |
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 53,037
Population 2010: 40,409
Growth: 31.3%
More on Summerville: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Goose Creek, SC
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Population: 41,978
Population 2010: 34,765
Growth: 20.7%
More on Goose Creek: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Hilton Head Island, SC
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Population: 40,007
Population 2010: 36,714
Growth: 9.0%
More on Hilton Head Island: Homes For Sale | Data

Sumter, SC
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
3
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Population: 39,800
Population 2010: 40,340
Growth: -1.3%
More on Sumter: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In South Carolina

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Palmetto State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in South Carolina from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Charleston.

The smallest? Santee, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in South Carolina

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in South Carolina.

Have fun snacking around in the Palmetto State!

For more reading on South Carolina, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In South Carolina

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Charleston 135,257 116,347 16.3%
2 Columbia 133,273 127,605 4.4%
3 North Charleston 111,501 94,524 18.0%
4 Mount Pleasant 86,982 64,208 35.5%
5 Rock Hill 73,334 63,108 16.2%
6 Greenville 67,737 57,821 17.1%
7 Summerville 53,037 40,409 31.3%
8 Goose Creek 41,978 34,765 20.7%
9 Hilton Head Island 40,007 36,714 9.0%
10 Sumter 39,800 40,340 -1.3%
11 Florence 38,487 36,017 6.9%
12 Spartanburg 37,424 37,488 -0.2%
13 Myrtle Beach 32,700 26,696 22.5%
14 Greer 30,854 23,908 29.1%
15 Aiken 30,671 28,807 6.5%
16 Anderson 27,289 26,566 2.7%
17 Mauldin 25,217 21,686 16.3%
18 Socastee 24,964 17,108 45.9%
19 Hanahan 24,353 16,944 43.7%
20 Conway 23,838 16,424 45.1%
21 Greenwood 23,269 22,936 1.5%
22 North Augusta 22,908 20,535 11.6%
23 Simpsonville 22,234 17,537 26.8%
24 Taylors 22,230 21,635 2.8%
25 Lexington 21,334 16,410 30.0%
26 St. Andrews 20,990 20,835 0.7%
27 Easley 20,923 19,720 6.1%
28 Wade Hampton 20,906 20,311 2.9%
29 Bluffton 20,799 10,748 93.5%
30 Five Forks 17,844 13,137 35.8%
31 Fort Mill 17,692 10,273 72.2%
32 West Columbia 17,641 14,668 20.3%
33 Clemson 16,463 13,596 21.1%
34 Red Hill 16,273 13,846 17.5%
35 North Myrtle Beach 16,200 13,397 20.9%
36 Ladson 15,539 14,166 9.7%
37 Seven Oaks 15,484 16,332 -5.2%
38 Dentsville 15,153 13,475 12.5%
39 Gantt 15,138 13,874 9.1%
40 Berea 14,652 12,932 13.3%
41 Cayce 13,600 12,319 10.4%
42 Beaufort 13,404 12,492 7.3%
43 Lake Wylie 12,885 8,362 54.1%
44 Orangeburg 12,861 13,855 -7.2%
45 Port Royal 12,770 10,442 22.3%
46 Gaffney 12,582 12,492 0.7%
47 Parker 12,227 10,286 18.9%
48 Irmo 12,215 11,085 10.2%
49 James Island 12,076 0 nan%
50 Oak Grove 10,835 10,479 3.4%
51 Moncks Corner 10,743 7,508 43.1%
52 Garden City 10,669 8,864 20.4%
53 Forest Acres 10,412 10,412 0.0%
54 Tega Cay 10,412 7,014 48.4%
55 Newberry 10,245 10,272 -0.3%
56 Red Bank 10,106 10,084 0.2%
57 Little River 9,792 8,675 12.9%
58 Powdersville 9,632 7,998 20.4%
59 Boiling Springs 9,508 8,248 15.3%
60 Woodfield 9,459 10,054 -5.9%
61 Fountain Inn 9,301 7,411 25.5%
62 Sans Souci 9,220 8,230 12.0%
63 Lancaster 9,143 8,283 10.4%
64 Murrells Inlet 9,137 7,331 24.6%
65 Burton 9,097 7,144 27.3%
66 Laurens 8,867 9,265 -4.3%
67 Georgetown 8,866 9,302 -4.7%
68 Clinton 8,443 8,615 -2.0%
69 Seneca 8,368 8,024 4.3%
70 Lugoff 8,243 7,074 16.5%
71 York 8,144 7,613 7.0%
72 Bennettsville 8,062 9,322 -13.5%
73 Sangaree 7,840 9,018 -13.1%
74 Union 7,769 8,485 -8.4%
75 Welcome 7,719 6,907 11.8%
76 Hartsville 7,616 7,806 -2.4%
77 Centerville 7,173 6,446 11.3%
78 Camden 7,100 6,805 4.3%
79 Valley Falls 6,656 5,526 20.4%
80 Lake City 6,617 6,690 -1.1%
81 Forestbrook 6,591 4,231 55.8%
82 Marion 6,466 6,970 -7.2%
83 Lake Murray Of Richland 6,455 4,853 33.0%
84 Dillon 6,394 6,740 -5.1%
85 Clover 6,135 4,916 24.8%
86 Laurel Bay 6,124 5,594 9.5%
87 Hardeeville 6,064 2,985 103.1%
88 Darlington 6,043 6,374 -5.2%
89 Homeland Park 5,988 6,062 -1.2%
90 Piedmont 5,795 5,062 14.5%
91 Cheraw 5,657 5,828 -2.9%
92 Batesburg-Leesville 5,647 5,288 6.8%
93 Walterboro 5,477 5,412 1.2%
94 Chester 5,408 5,752 -6.0%
95 Central 5,270 4,866 8.3%
96 Belvedere 5,262 5,428 -3.1%
97 Hollywood 5,176 4,597 12.6%
98 Travelers Rest 5,152 4,466 15.4%
99 Abbeville 5,045 5,378 -6.2%
100 Edgefield 4,780 4,749 0.7%
101 Brookdale 4,674 4,329 8.0%
102 Newport 4,602 3,918 17.5%
103 Barnwell 4,424 4,791 -7.7%
104 Surfside Beach 4,385 3,963 10.6%
105 Walhalla 4,370 4,196 4.1%
106 Belton 4,366 4,189 4.2%
107 Isle Of Palms 4,360 4,202 3.8%
108 Mullins 4,356 4,735 -8.0%
109 Clearwater 4,264 4,238 0.6%
110 Woodruff 4,246 4,097 3.6%
111 Williamston 4,180 3,893 7.4%
112 India Hook 4,006 3,417 17.2%
113 Manning 3,943 4,185 -5.8%
114 Ridgeland 3,911 4,132 -5.3%
115 Saxon 3,827 4,227 -9.5%
116 Honea Path 3,695 3,777 -2.2%
117 Northlake 3,643 3,600 1.2%
118 Dunean 3,613 3,609 0.1%
119 Saluda 3,608 3,450 4.6%
120 Southern Shops 3,592 4,576 -21.5%
121 Lyman 3,567 3,111 14.7%
122 Golden Grove 3,519 3,047 15.5%
123 Duncan 3,473 3,099 12.1%
124 Arcadia 3,370 1,512 122.9%
125 Blythewood 3,324 1,459 127.8%
126 Graniteville 3,320 2,845 16.7%
127 Cherryvale 3,318 3,050 8.8%
128 Estill 3,282 2,427 35.2%
129 Bamberg 3,267 3,633 -10.1%
130 Winnsboro 3,237 3,657 -11.5%
131 Pendleton 3,217 2,961 8.6%
132 Liberty 3,177 3,238 -1.9%
133 Pickens 3,160 3,134 0.8%
134 Bishopville 3,103 3,555 -12.7%
135 Kingstree 3,096 3,426 -9.6%
136 Dalzell 3,057 3,226 -5.2%
137 Lesslie 3,013 3,050 -1.2%
138 Allendale 3,009 3,626 -17.0%
139 Mccormick 2,992 2,555 17.1%
140 Denmark 2,988 3,589 -16.7%
141 Williston 2,983 3,165 -5.8%
142 Gloverville 2,966 3,271 -9.3%
143 Andrews 2,964 2,958 0.2%
144 Elgin 2,932 2,314 26.7%
145 Roebuck 2,851 1,633 74.6%
146 Shell Point 2,842 3,075 -7.6%
147 Ware Shoals 2,830 2,650 6.8%
148 Inman 2,759 2,186 26.2%
149 East Gaffney 2,755 2,784 -1.0%
150 Lakewood 2,749 2,716 1.2%
151 Springdale 2,737 2,623 4.3%
152 North Hartsville 2,732 3,266 -16.4%
153 Burne 2,723 2,671 1.9%
154 Hopkins 2,719 3,061 -11.2%
155 Ravenel 2,691 2,196 22.5%
156 Loris 2,673 2,424 10.3%
157 Pageland 2,661 2,737 -2.8%
158 Folly Beach 2,660 2,523 5.4%
159 Edisto 2,595 2,361 9.9%
160 Wellford 2,590 1,830 41.5%
161 Landrum 2,563 2,275 12.7%
162 Hampton 2,560 2,838 -9.8%
163 Westminster 2,536 2,370 7.0%
164 South Congaree 2,513 2,367 6.2%
165 South Sumter 2,482 2,414 2.8%
166 Pacolet 2,444 1,991 22.8%
167 Pine Ridge 2,438 2,203 10.7%
168 Timmonsville 2,412 2,624 -8.1%
169 St. Matthews 2,355 2,053 14.7%
170 St. George 2,352 1,994 18.0%
171 Winnsboro Mills 2,324 1,998 16.3%
172 Sullivan's Island 2,203 2,048 7.6%
173 Arial 2,185 2,617 -16.5%
174 Fairfax 2,175 3,519 -38.2%
175 Lincolnville 2,133 1,480 44.1%
176 Johnston 2,054 2,471 -16.9%
177 Tigerville 2,052 919 123.3%
178 Great Falls 2,042 2,175 -6.1%
179 Mccoll 2,038 2,612 -22.0%
180 Ridgeville 2,029 1,740 16.6%
181 Wedgefield 1,994 1,389 43.6%
182 New Ellenton 1,965 2,173 -9.6%
183 Cowpens 1,942 1,713 13.4%
184 Chapin 1,940 1,248 55.4%
185 Blacksburg 1,939 2,007 -3.4%
186 Jackson 1,925 1,612 19.4%
187 Ninety Six 1,918 1,831 4.8%
188 Privateer 1,916 2,052 -6.6%
189 Slater-Marietta 1,873 2,291 -18.2%
190 Varnville 1,854 1,839 0.8%
191 Blackville 1,844 3,287 -43.9%
192 Langley 1,842 1,440 27.9%
193 Kershaw 1,832 1,835 -0.2%
194 Gaston 1,824 1,233 47.9%
195 Stateburg 1,813 1,486 22.0%
196 Bonneau Beach 1,786 1,811 -1.4%
197 Seabrook Island 1,762 1,816 -3.0%
198 St. Stephen 1,752 2,101 -16.6%
199 City View 1,741 1,426 22.1%
200 Calhoun Falls 1,692 2,207 -23.3%
201 Kiawah Island 1,676 1,638 2.3%
202 Gadsden 1,668 2,079 -19.8%
203 Wilkinson Heights 1,620 2,274 -28.8%
204 Eureka Mill 1,599 2,306 -30.7%
205 Chesterfield 1,549 1,513 2.4%
206 Judson 1,546 2,065 -25.1%
207 Fairforest 1,539 1,885 -18.4%
208 Whitmire 1,509 1,567 -3.7%
209 Murphys Estates 1,490 2,256 -34.0%
210 Mayo 1,469 1,506 -2.5%
211 Monarch Mill 1,452 2,150 -32.5%
212 Buffalo 1,397 1,322 5.7%
213 Irwin 1,395 1,937 -28.0%
214 Johnsonville 1,395 1,422 -1.9%
215 Iva 1,388 1,129 22.9%
216 Awendaw 1,384 1,247 11.0%
217 Watts Mills 1,377 1,743 -21.0%
218 Pelzer 1,360 87 1463.2%
219 Holly Hill 1,335 1,103 21.0%
220 Due West 1,321 1,484 -11.0%
221 Prosperity 1,293 971 33.2%
222 Joanna 1,267 1,442 -12.1%
223 Pinopolis 1,260 1,314 -4.1%
224 Utica 1,257 1,639 -23.3%
225 Branchville 1,242 980 26.7%
226 Pamplico 1,223 1,117 9.5%
227 Latta 1,219 1,649 -26.1%
228 Mcbee 1,199 1,077 11.3%
229 East Sumter 1,187 1,131 5.0%
230 Lake Secession 1,158 954 21.4%
231 Quinby 1,149 1,161 -1.0%
232 Riverview 1,112 386 188.1%
233 Catawba 1,108 1,719 -35.5%
234 Lamar 1,097 767 43.0%
235 Oakland 1,088 1,361 -20.1%
236 Meggett 1,034 1,109 -6.8%
237 Reidville 1,002 546 83.5%
238 Santee 1,000 909 10.0%

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