The Full List Of Cities In South Carolina

A comprehensive list of all 95 cities and places in South Carolina by letter and population size. You can also browse special categories of cities only found on HomeSnacks.

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Biggest Cities In South Carolina

Using the latest Census data, we created a list of all the 95 places in South Carolina sorted from biggest to smallest. Feel free to sort by city name, population size, or rank.

CityRankPop. 2014Pop. 2013Pop. 2012Pop. 2011Pop. 20105yr Growth
Columbia1131,331131,004129,757128,777127,6052.92%
Charleston2125,458123,267120,903118,401116,3477.83%
North Charleston3102,143100,01898,15096,22194,5248.06%
Mount Pleasant472,37970,13167,96365,99864,20812.73%
Rock Hill568,18567,39066,26464,97763,1088.04%
Greenville660,67059,94459,26158,74157,8214.93%
Summerville744,71744,22342,86441,97040,40910.66%
Sumter840,81940,81140,53340,38840,3401.19%
Goose Creek938,54537,67736,53635,54934,76510.87%
Hilton Head Island1038,49737,96537,42037,05836,7144.86%
Florence1137,51237,30636,96136,52636,0174.15%
Spartanburg1237,21637,38637,33337,40937,488-0.73%
Aiken1329,98029,82529,49429,10728,8074.07%
Myrtle Beach1428,45527,88427,43327,09726,6966.59%
Anderson1526,79826,69926,62626,71826,5660.87%
Greer1626,62626,08825,50724,73023,90811.37%
Mauldin1723,98523,54822,84922,32721,68610.6%
Taylors1823,49022,54722,08421,81121,6358.57%
Greenwood1923,29623,33423,20623,10822,9361.57%
North Augusta2021,83221,55721,22420,89220,5356.32%
St. Andrews2121,29821,13020,48820,34920,8352.22%
Socastee2220,49619,41119,33818,75217,10819.8%
Easley2320,24220,14620,04619,87019,7202.65%
Wade Hampton2419,58619,30619,91019,67620,311-3.57%
Simpsonville2519,21918,81518,33117,93817,5379.59%
Lexington2619,00718,52617,90017,08116,41015.83%
Hanahan2718,99918,58718,05217,52216,94412.13%
Conway2818,64518,00817,46616,83416,42413.52%
Five Forks2916,17314,95114,30613,65313,13723.11%
Seven Oaks3015,90615,85216,19415,75816,332-2.61%
West Columbia3115,62315,48915,19414,93714,6686.51%
Ladson3215,36914,98214,05112,96514,1668.49%
Gantt3314,63014,34813,67214,07913,8745.45%
Red Hill3414,56514,56414,19714,77413,8465.19%
North Myrtle Beach3514,48514,19613,92613,67013,3978.12%
Clemson3614,25414,07013,90413,73313,5964.84%
Berea3714,23013,96213,45213,57612,93210.04%
Dentsville3814,12214,10414,04113,43713,4754.8%
Bluffton3913,97912,97212,18611,54710,74830.06%
Orangeburg4013,79013,94313,91013,93013,855-0.47%
Cayce4112,94412,74412,58412,41712,3195.07%
Beaufort4212,70212,58212,52212,48912,4921.68%
Gaffney4312,56512,56912,47312,45212,4920.58%
Fort Mill4412,06811,65310,91210,59710,27317.47%
Parker4511,98711,48211,96511,71110,28616.54%
Irmo4611,51811,36611,22111,14711,0853.91%
James Island4711,45111,0340000%
Port Royal4811,26411,01910,80510,56510,4427.87%
Forest Acres4910,53310,45910,43610,42710,4121.16%
Oak Grove5010,34410,12310,71810,64410,479-1.29%
Newberry5110,25910,27010,26810,30410,272-0.13%
Lake Wylie529,6408,9409,1358,6718,36215.28%
Woodfield539,4849,86010,2009,60210,054-5.67%
Little River549,2739,2639,5659,0048,6756.89%
Laurens559,1369,1619,1519,2149,265-1.39%
Red Bank569,1288,4029,2889,48110,084-9.48%
Georgetown579,1109,1629,1849,2539,302-2.06%
Bennettsville588,9289,0219,0889,2009,322-4.23%
Garden City598,8249,2418,7488,8308,864-0.45%
Lancaster608,8018,7038,5428,4248,2836.25%
Sangaree618,7828,9219,1939,2609,018-2.62%
Moncks Corner628,7118,3908,0537,7387,50816.02%
Boiling Springs638,5428,7288,8928,3128,2483.56%
Clinton648,5258,5188,5438,5698,615-1.04%
Tega Cay658,2247,9117,5957,3207,01417.25%
Union668,1918,2848,3628,4358,485-3.46%
Seneca678,1478,1298,0928,0678,0241.53%
Lugoff688,0397,3087,1617,1147,07413.64%
Fountain Inn698,0317,6317,4747,2957,4118.37%
Murrells Inlet708,0278,0197,6417,7097,3319.49%
York717,9137,8367,7877,7197,6133.94%
Hartsville727,8577,8497,8297,7757,8060.65%
Sans Souci737,7437,8697,4288,0018,230-5.92%
Powdersville747,5138,0517,8987,8037,998-6.06%
Camden756,9316,9006,8526,8436,8051.85%
Marion766,8336,8776,9246,9536,970-1.97%
Centerville776,7496,6256,5946,7786,4464.7%
Dillon786,7316,7726,7426,7456,740-0.13%
Lake City796,7206,7016,6916,6996,6900.45%
Homeland Park806,5746,7296,3116,4466,0628.45%
Laurel Bay816,4045,9875,9595,5935,59414.48%
Darlington826,2326,2756,2916,3296,374-2.23%
Burton836,1737,3656,2406,3427,144-13.59%
Welcome845,9726,4596,6886,7296,907-13.54%
Valley Falls855,8865,7515,8295,4875,5266.51%
Cheraw865,8095,8355,8355,8385,828-0.33%
Chester875,5435,6025,6225,6885,752-3.63%
Belvedere885,5045,6035,8455,1645,4281.4%
Lake Murray of Richland895,4755,2944,8135,2754,85312.82%
Piedmont905,3964,9824,8795,1205,0626.6%
Walterboro915,3395,3695,3825,4125,412-1.35%
Clover925,3215,2245,1355,0334,9168.24%
Batesburg-Leesville935,2425,2875,2205,2045,288-0.87%
Abbeville945,2075,2085,2595,3075,378-3.18%
Central955,1705,1675,0825,0014,8666.25%

Worst Places To Live In South Carolina

Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Sperling's Best Places, we identified the worst places to live in South Carolina based on the following criteria:

  • Population Density (Lower is worse)
  • Unemployment Rates (Higher is worse)
  • Adjusted Median Income (Lower is worse)
  • Average Home Price (Lower is worse)
  • Education spending (Lower is worse)
  • Crime (Higher is worse)
CityRank
Dillon1
Union2
Cheraw3
Chester4
Marion5
Abbeville6
Lancaster7
Lake City8
York9
Darlington10

Most Redneck Places In South Carolina

In order to rank the most redneck places in South Carolina, we had to determine what criteria makes a place redneck.

To do that, we used criteria from Yelp, the Census, and Google Places data that included:

The dictionary definition categories

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates

And the stereotypical categories

  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city's border, as well as within a short driving distance.

CityRank
Seneca1
Pickens2
Greenville3
Greenwood4
Gaffney5
Greer6
York7
Laurens8
Easley9
Walterboro10

Most Dangerous Cities In South Carolina

While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the most dangerous, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's last three years of reporting.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year.

CityRank
Dillon1
Myrtle Beach2
Marion3
Spartanburg4
Hartsville5
Lancaster6
Walterboro7
Camden8
Greenwood9
Lake City10
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