100 Biggest Cities In South Carolina For 2022

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in South Carolina. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 242 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: 137,041
Population 2010: 116,347
Growth: 17.8%
More on Charleston: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia, SC
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Population: 134,057
Population 2010: 127,605
Growth: 5.1%
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: 113,880
Population 2010: 94,524
Growth: 20.5%
More on North Charleston: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Mount Pleasant, SC
Overall SnackAbility
9.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 89,410
Population 2010: 64,208
Growth: 39.3%
More on Mount Pleasant: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Rock Hill, SC
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 74,410
Population 2010: 63,108
Growth: 17.9%
More on Rock Hill: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Greenville, SC
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 69,648
Population 2010: 57,821
Growth: 20.5%
More on Greenville: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 53,643
Population 2010: 40,409
Growth: 32.8%
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: 42,944
Population 2010: 34,765
Growth: 23.5%
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: 40,000
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: 39,758
Population 2010: 40,340
Growth: -1.4%
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? Buffalo, 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 137,041 116,347 17.8%
2 Columbia 134,057 127,605 5.1%
3 North Charleston 113,880 94,524 20.5%
4 Mount Pleasant 89,410 64,208 39.3%
5 Rock Hill 74,410 63,108 17.9%
6 Greenville 69,648 57,821 20.5%
7 Summerville 53,643 40,409 32.8%
8 Goose Creek 42,944 34,765 23.5%
9 Hilton Head Island 40,000 36,714 9.0%
10 Sumter 39,758 40,340 -1.4%
11 Florence 38,535 36,017 7.0%
12 Spartanburg 37,448 37,488 -0.1%
13 Myrtle Beach 33,638 26,696 26.0%
14 Greer 32,229 23,908 34.8%
15 Aiken 31,428 28,807 9.1%
16 Anderson 27,387 26,566 3.1%
17 Socastee 25,846 17,108 51.1%
18 Mauldin 25,829 21,686 19.1%
19 Hanahan 25,743 16,944 51.9%
20 Conway 24,747 16,424 50.7%
21 North Augusta 23,370 20,535 13.8%
22 Greenwood 23,351 22,936 1.8%
23 Simpsonville 23,200 17,537 32.3%
24 Bluffton 23,176 10,748 115.6%
25 Taylors 23,107 21,635 6.8%
26 Lexington 21,847 16,410 33.1%
27 St. Andrews 21,355 20,835 2.5%
28 Easley 21,149 19,720 7.2%
29 Wade Hampton 20,192 20,311 -0.6%
30 Fort Mill 19,920 10,273 93.9%
31 Five Forks 19,399 13,137 47.7%
32 West Columbia 17,782 14,668 21.2%
33 Clemson 16,917 13,596 24.4%
34 Seven Oaks 16,743 16,332 2.5%
35 North Myrtle Beach 16,684 13,397 24.5%
36 Red Hill 16,290 13,846 17.7%
37 Dentsville 15,537 13,475 15.3%
38 Ladson 15,252 14,166 7.7%
39 Berea 15,104 12,932 16.8%
40 Gantt 14,556 13,874 4.9%
41 Lake Wylie 14,091 8,362 68.5%
42 Cayce 13,964 12,319 13.4%
43 Beaufort 13,417 12,492 7.4%
44 Port Royal 13,265 10,442 27.0%
45 Gaffney 12,733 12,492 1.9%
46 Orangeburg 12,713 13,855 -8.2%
47 Irmo 12,397 11,085 11.8%
48 Parker 12,175 10,286 18.4%
49 James Island 12,157 0 nan%
50 Oak Grove 12,040 10,479 14.9%
51 Moncks Corner 11,370 7,508 51.4%
52 Garden City 11,193 8,864 26.3%
53 Tega Cay 10,834 7,014 54.5%
54 Forest Acres 10,300 10,412 -1.1%
55 Newberry 10,219 10,272 -0.5%
56 Fountain Inn 10,127 7,411 36.6%
57 Red Bank 9,971 10,084 -1.1%
58 Boiling Springs 9,953 8,248 20.7%
59 Little River 9,692 8,675 11.7%
60 Powdersville 9,436 7,998 18.0%
61 Woodfield 9,361 10,054 -6.9%
62 Murrells Inlet 9,292 7,331 26.7%
63 Sangaree 9,249 9,018 2.6%
64 Lancaster 9,187 8,283 10.9%
65 Lugoff 9,146 7,074 29.3%
66 Georgetown 8,884 9,302 -4.5%
67 Laurens 8,863 9,265 -4.3%
68 Sans Souci 8,844 8,230 7.5%
69 Burton 8,779 7,144 22.9%
70 Seneca 8,424 8,024 5.0%
71 Clinton 8,347 8,615 -3.1%
72 York 8,287 7,613 8.9%
73 Travelers Rest 7,947 4,466 77.9%
74 Bennettsville 7,905 9,322 -15.2%
75 Welcome 7,743 6,907 12.1%
76 Union 7,716 8,485 -9.1%
77 Forestbrook 7,613 4,231 79.9%
78 Hartsville 7,559 7,806 -3.2%
79 Valley Falls 7,269 5,526 31.5%
80 Camden 7,185 6,805 5.6%
81 Centerville 6,816 6,446 5.7%
82 Hardeeville 6,788 2,985 127.4%
83 Lake Murray Of Richland 6,672 4,853 37.5%
84 Marion 6,598 6,970 -5.3%
85 Homeland Park 6,570 6,062 8.4%
86 Lake City 6,562 6,690 -1.9%
87 Laurel Bay 6,388 5,594 14.2%
88 Clover 6,370 4,916 29.6%
89 Dillon 6,358 6,740 -5.7%
90 Piedmont 6,122 5,062 20.9%
91 Darlington 6,000 6,374 -5.9%
92 Cheraw 5,596 5,828 -4.0%
93 Belvedere 5,557 5,428 2.4%
94 Batesburg-Leesville 5,504 5,288 4.1%
95 Walterboro 5,417 5,412 0.1%
96 Chester 5,392 5,752 -6.3%
97 Central 5,342 4,866 9.8%
98 Hollywood 5,273 4,597 14.7%
99 Abbeville 5,014 5,378 -6.8%
100 Edgefield 4,800 4,749 1.1%
101 Brookdale 4,740 4,329 9.5%
102 Surfside Beach 4,470 3,963 12.8%
103 Belton 4,436 4,189 5.9%
104 Newport 4,432 3,918 13.1%
105 Walhalla 4,377 4,196 4.3%
106 Barnwell 4,373 4,791 -8.7%
107 Isle Of Palms 4,371 4,202 4.0%
108 Woodruff 4,333 4,097 5.8%
109 Mullins 4,276 4,735 -9.7%
110 Williamston 4,219 3,893 8.4%
111 Clearwater 4,060 4,238 -4.2%
112 Southern Shops 3,965 4,576 -13.4%
113 Manning 3,924 4,185 -6.2%
114 Ridgeland 3,903 4,132 -5.5%
115 India Hook 3,762 3,417 10.1%
116 Honea Path 3,753 3,777 -0.6%
117 Saxon 3,727 4,227 -11.8%
118 Northlake 3,684 3,600 2.3%
119 Inman 3,665 2,186 67.7%
120 Blythewood 3,646 1,459 149.9%
121 Lyman 3,629 3,111 16.7%
122 Saluda 3,603 3,450 4.4%
123 Duncan 3,556 3,099 14.7%
124 Golden Grove 3,449 3,047 13.2%
125 Cherryvale 3,298 3,050 8.1%
126 Pendleton 3,245 2,961 9.6%
127 Bamberg 3,240 3,633 -10.8%
128 Denmark 3,231 3,589 -10.0%
129 Winnsboro 3,208 3,657 -12.3%
130 Lesslie 3,185 3,050 4.4%
131 Pickens 3,169 3,134 1.1%
132 Liberty 3,168 3,238 -2.2%
133 Dunean 3,099 3,609 -14.1%
134 Dalzell 3,086 3,226 -4.3%
135 Hampton 3,077 2,838 8.4%
136 Kingstree 3,058 3,426 -10.7%
137 East Gaffney 3,043 2,784 9.3%
138 Bishopville 3,043 3,555 -14.4%
139 Mccormick 3,043 2,555 19.1%
140 Andrews 3,041 2,958 2.8%
141 Gloverville 3,008 3,271 -8.0%
142 Shell Point 2,991 3,075 -2.7%
143 Arcadia 2,991 1,512 97.8%
144 Allendale 2,953 3,626 -18.6%
145 Williston 2,950 3,165 -6.8%
146 Lakewood 2,919 2,716 7.5%
147 Springdale 2,878 2,365 21.7%
148 Elgin 2,865 2,314 23.8%
149 Pine Ridge 2,771 2,203 25.8%
150 Roebuck 2,768 1,633 69.5%
151 Estill 2,759 2,427 13.7%
152 South Congaree 2,739 2,367 15.7%
153 Burne 2,731 2,671 2.2%
154 Loris 2,676 2,424 10.4%
155 Folly Beach 2,664 2,523 5.6%
156 Wellford 2,662 1,830 45.5%
157 Ravenel 2,650 2,196 20.7%
158 Landrum 2,614 2,275 14.9%
159 Graniteville 2,566 2,845 -9.8%
160 Pageland 2,556 2,737 -6.6%
161 Johnston 2,556 2,471 3.4%
162 Westminster 2,543 2,370 7.3%
163 Privateer 2,487 2,052 21.2%
164 Riverview 2,479 386 542.2%
165 Timmonsville 2,464 2,624 -6.1%
166 Ware Shoals 2,455 2,650 -7.4%
167 Lincolnville 2,429 1,480 64.1%
168 Pacolet 2,418 1,991 21.4%
169 St. Matthews 2,400 2,053 16.9%
170 Ninety Six 2,395 1,831 30.8%
171 South Sumter 2,249 2,414 -6.8%
172 Fairfax 2,241 3,519 -36.3%
173 St. George 2,209 1,994 10.8%
174 Langley 2,179 1,440 51.3%
175 Sullivan's Island 2,177 2,048 6.3%
176 New Ellenton 2,159 2,173 -0.6%
177 Arial 2,158 2,617 -17.5%
178 Eureka Mill 2,121 2,306 -8.0%
179 Jackson 2,111 1,612 31.0%
180 Blacksburg 2,101 2,007 4.7%
181 Winnsboro Mills 2,099 1,998 5.1%
182 Slater-Marietta 2,098 2,291 -8.4%
183 Gaston 2,074 1,233 68.2%
184 Hopkins 2,068 3,061 -32.4%
185 Blackville 2,037 3,287 -38.0%
186 Tigerville 2,023 919 120.1%
187 Edisto 1,993 2,361 -15.6%
188 North Hartsville 1,972 3,266 -39.6%
189 Watts Mills 1,970 1,743 13.0%
190 Cowpens 1,944 1,713 13.5%
191 Wedgefield 1,916 1,389 37.9%
192 Stateburg 1,912 1,486 28.7%
193 Wilkinson Heights 1,863 2,274 -18.1%
194 Ridgeville 1,849 1,740 6.3%
195 Varnville 1,832 1,839 -0.4%
196 Calhoun Falls 1,814 2,207 -17.8%
197 Seabrook Island 1,810 1,816 -0.3%
198 Great Falls 1,806 2,175 -17.0%
199 Bonneau 1,801 357 404.5%
200 Kiawah Island 1,772 1,638 8.2%
201 Mayo 1,770 1,506 17.5%
202 Kershaw 1,765 1,835 -3.8%
203 Utica 1,761 1,639 7.4%
204 Awendaw 1,744 1,247 39.9%
205 Chapin 1,698 1,248 36.1%
206 Mccoll 1,682 2,612 -35.6%
207 Pelzer 1,653 87 1800.0%
208 Whitmire 1,641 1,567 4.7%
209 Latta 1,627 1,649 -1.3%
210 City View 1,607 1,426 12.7%
211 Murphys Estates 1,563 2,256 -30.7%
212 St. Stephen 1,511 2,101 -28.1%
213 Chesterfield 1,486 1,513 -1.8%
214 Fairforest 1,484 1,885 -21.3%
215 Holly Hill 1,469 1,103 33.2%
216 Judson 1,412 2,065 -31.6%
217 Reidville 1,317 546 141.2%
218 Irwin 1,308 1,937 -32.5%
219 Bonneau Beach 1,294 1,811 -28.5%
220 Joanna 1,270 1,442 -11.9%
221 Wagener 1,267 483 162.3%
222 Oakland 1,265 1,361 -7.1%
223 Monarch Mill 1,264 2,150 -41.2%
224 Prosperity 1,257 971 29.5%
225 Branchville 1,223 980 24.8%
226 Pamplico 1,222 1,117 9.4%
227 East Sumter 1,208 1,131 6.8%
228 Due West 1,189 1,484 -19.9%
229 Iva 1,177 1,129 4.3%
230 Johnsonville 1,175 1,422 -17.4%
231 Santee 1,165 909 28.2%
232 Pinopolis 1,130 1,314 -14.0%
233 Meggett 1,124 1,109 1.4%
234 Lamar 1,123 767 46.4%
235 Jefferson 1,118 992 12.7%
236 Cottageville 1,090 996 9.4%
237 Quinby 1,079 1,161 -7.1%
238 Pelion 1,076 766 40.5%
239 Catawba 1,069 1,719 -37.8%
240 Cane Savannah 1,052 1,400 -24.9%
241 West Pelzer 1,049 705 48.8%
242 Buffalo 1,020 1,322 -22.8%

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