Urban & Rural Population 2010

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South Carolina Urban and Rural Population (1790-2010)

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Year Total Population Urban Rural
Number of Inhabitants Percent of Total Number of Inhabitants Percent of Total
1790 249,073 16,359 6.6 232,714 93.4
1800 345,591 18,824 5.4 326,767 94.6
1810 415,115 24,711 6.0 390,404 94.0
1820 502,741 24,780 4.9 477,961 95.1
1830 581,185 33,599 5.8 547,586 94.2
1840 594,398 33,601 5.7 560,797 94.3
1850 668,507 49,045 7.3 619,462 92.7
1860 703,708 48,574 6.9 655,134 93.1
1870 705,606 61,011 8.6 644,595 91.4
1880 995,577 74,539 7.5 921,038 92.5
1890 1,151,149 116,183 10.1 1,034,966 89.9
1900 1,340,316 171,256 12.8 1,169,060 87.2
1910 1,515,400 224,832 14.8 1,290,568 85.2
1920 1,683,724 293,987 17.5 1,389,737 82.5
1930 1,738,765 371,080 21.3 1,367,685 78.7
1940 1,899,804 466,111 24.5 1,433,693 75.5
1950 2,117,027 777,921 36.7 1,339,106 63.3
1960 2,382,594 981,386 41.2 1,401,208 58.8
1970 2,590,713 1,251,314 48.3 1,339,399 51.7
1980 3,121,820 1,689,253 54.1 1,432,567 45.9
1990 3,486,703 1,905,378 54.6 1,581,325 45.4
2000 4,012,012 2,427,021 60.5 1,584,991 39.5
2010 4,625,364 3,067,809 66.3 1,557,555 33.7
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Note: For 2010, urban includes densely settled areas of places with 2,500 or more persons, 1,500 of which reside outside institutional group quarters. For more information about urban/rural classification, please refer to: 2010 Census Urban and Rural Classification and Urban Area Criteria.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

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Urban and Rural Population in South Carolina (1990, 2000, 2010)

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County April 1, 1990 April 1, 2000 April 1, 2010
Total Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total Urban Rural
Abbeville 23,862 5,979 17,883 26,167 6,130 20,037 25,417 5,445 19,972
Aiken 120,940 72,044 48,896 142,552 86,786 55,766 160,099 100,864 59,235
Allendale 11,722 4,410 7,312 11,211 6,616 4,595 10,419 3,307 7,112
Anderson 145,196 70,597 74,599 165,740 96,680 69,060 187,126 116,157 70,969
Bamberg 16,902 7,605 9,297 16,658 7,614 9,044 15,987 7,273 8,714
Barnwell 20,293 11,042 9,251 23,478 3,496 19,982 22,621 3,949 18,672
Beaufort 86,425 58,201 28,224 120,937 86,383 34,554 162,233 130,360 31,873
Berkeley 128,776 83,896 44,880 142,651 94,157 48,494 177,843 126,351 51,492
Calhoun 12,753 - 12,753 15,185 0 15,185 15,175 0 15,175
Charleston 295,039 259,697 35,342 309,969 267,629 42,340 350,209 312,103 38,106
Cherokee 44,506 16,423 28,083 52,537 20,307 32,230 55,342 21,556 33,786
Chester 32,170 7,158 25,012 34,068 11,140 22,928 33,140 9,351 23,789
Chesterfield 38,577 8,171 30,406 42,768 11,732 31,036 46,734 12,260 34,474
Clarendon 28,450 4,428 24,022 32,502 4,772 27,730 34,971 4,998 29,973
Colleton 34,377 5,492 28,885 38,264 10,034 28,230 38,892 9,502 29,390
Darlington 61,851 20,396 41,455 67,394 30,579 36,815 68,681 29,008 39,673
Dillon 29,114 6,829 22,285 30,722 10,544 20,178 32,062 9,777 22,285
Dorchester 83,060 55,970 27,090 96,413 70,344 26,069 136,555 109,950 26,605
Edgefield 18,375 5,258 13,117 24,595 5,218 19,377 26,985 7,202 19,783
Fairfield 22,295 3,475 18,820 23,454 5,955 17,499 23,956 5,195 18,761
Florence 114,344 60,005 54,339 125,761 72,929 52,832 136,885 84,159 52,726
Georgetown 46,302 15,889 30,413 55,797 30,514 25,283 60,158 35,182 24,976
Greenville 320,167 245,365 74,802 379,616 315,095 64,521 451,225 394,345 56,880
Greenwood 59,567 20,807 38,760 66,271 37,623 28,648 69,661 41,969 27,692
Hampton 18,191 2,997 15,194 21,386 7,648 13,738 21,090 4,540 16,550
Horry 144,053 85,589 58,464 196,629 118,817 77,812 269,291 187,492 81,799
Jasper 15,487 - 15,487 20,678 3,616 17,062 24,777 8,258 16,519
Kershaw 43,599 9,907 33,692 52,647 19,969 32,678 61,697 26,110 35,587
Lancaster 54,516 11,557 42,959 61,351 23,705 37,646 76,652 38,361 38,291
Laurens 58,092 18,443 39,649 69,567 23,895 45,672 66,537 23,824 42,713
Lee 18,437 3,560 14,877 20,119 3,767 16,352 19,220 5,391 13,829
Lexington 167,611 99,457 68,154 216,014 143,177 72,837 262,391 196,069 66,322
McCormick 8,868 - 8,868 9,958 0 9,958 10,233 0 10,233
Marion 33,899 13,568 20,331 35,466 14,065 21,401 33,062 12,976 20,086
Marlboro 29,361 12,030 17,331 28,818 15,214 13,604 28,933 13,006 15,927
Newberry 33,172 10,542 22,630 36,108 11,962 24,146 37,508 12,059 25,449
Oconee 57,494 14,601 42,893 66,215 19,490 46,725 74,273 26,054 48,219
Orangeburg 84,803 25,287 59,516 91,582 30,300 61,282 92,501 33,506 58,995
Pickens 93,894 36,347 57,547 110,757 64,579 46,178 119,224 76,551 42,673
Richland 285,720 241,828 43,892 320,677 279,512 41,165 384,504 349,628 34,876
Saluda 16,357 3,183 13,174 19,181 3,580 15,601 19,875 3,870 16,005
Spartanburg 226,800 118,443 108,357 253,791 164,341 89,450 284,307 206,315 77,992
Sumter 102,637 60,693 41,944 104,646 64,956 39,690 107,456 73,107 34,349
Union 30,337 9,836 20,501 29,881 10,667 19,214 28,961 10,033 18,928
Williamsburg 36,815 3,870 32,945 37,217 5,638 31,579 34,423 6,218 28,205
York 131,497 74,503 56,994 164,614 105,846 58,768 226,073 174,178 51,895
South Carolina 3,486,703 1,905,378 1,581,325 4,012,012 2,427,021 1,584,991 4,625,364 3,067,809 1,557,555
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census of Population and Housing 1990, 2000 and 2010.

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Percent Distribution and Percent Change of South Carolina Urban and Rural Population (2000-2010)

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County April 1, 2010 Percent Change 2000-2010
Total Urban Rural
Number Percent Number Percent Urban Rural
Abbeville 25,417 5,445 21.4 19,972 78.6 -11.2 -0.3
Aiken 160,099 100,864 63.0 59,235 37.0 16.2 6.2
Allendale 10,419 3,307 31.7 7,112 68.3 -50 54.8
Anderson 187,126 116,157 62.1 70,969 37.9 20.1 2.8
Bamberg 15,987 7,273 45.5 8,714 54.5 -4.5 -3.6
Barnwell 22,621 3,949 17.5 18,672 82.5 13 -6.6
Beaufort 162,233 130,360 80.4 31,873 19.6 50.9 -7.8
Berkeley 177,843 126,351 71.0 51,492 29.0 34.2 6.2
Calhoun 15,175 0 0.0 15,175 100.0 0 -0.1
Charleston 350,209 312,103 89.1 38,106 10.9 16.6 -10
Cherokee 55,342 21,556 39.0 33,786 61.0 6.2 4.8
Chester 33,140 9,351 28.2 23,789 71.8 -16.1 3.8
Chesterfield 46,734 12,260 26.2 34,474 73.8 4.5 11.1
Clarendon 34,971 4,998 14.3 29,973 85.7 4.7 8.1
Colleton 38,892 9,502 24.4 29,390 75.6 -5.3 4.1
Darlington 68,681 29,008 42.2 39,673 57.8 -5.1 7.8
Dillon 32,062 9,777 30.5 22,285 69.5 -7.3 10.4
Dorchester 136,555 109,950 80.5 26,605 19.5 56.3 2.1
Edgefield 26,985 7,202 26.7 19,783 73.3 38 2.1
Fairfield 23,956 5,195 21.7 18,761 78.3 -12.8 7.2
Florence 136,885 84,159 61.5 52,726 38.5 15.4 -0.2
Georgetown 60,158 35,182 58.5 24,976 41.5 15.3 -1.2
Greenville 451,225 394,345 87.4 56,880 12.6 25.2 -11.8
Greenwood 69,661 41,969 60.2 27,692 39.8 11.6 -3.3
Hampton 21,090 4,540 21.5 16,550 78.5 -40.6 20.5
Horry 269,291 187,492 69.6 81,799 30.4 57.8 5.1
Jasper 24,777 8,258 33.3 16,519 66.7 128.4 -3.2
Kershaw 61,697 26,110 42.3 35,587 57.7 30.8 8.9
Lancaster 76,652 38,361 50.0 38,291 50.0 61.8 1.7
Laurens 66,537 23,824 35.8 42,713 64.2 -0.3 -6.5
Lee 19,220 5,391 28.0 13,829 72.0 43.1 -15.4
Lexington 262,391 196,069 74.7 66,322 25.3 36.9 -8.9
McCormick 10,233 0 0.0 10,233 100.0 0 2.8
Marion 33,062 12,976 39.2 20,086 60.8 -7.7 -6.1
Marlboro 28,933 13,006 45.0 15,927 55.0 -14.5 17.1
Newberry 37,508 12,059 32.2 25,449 67.8 0.8 5.4
Oconee 74,273 26,054 35.1 48,219 64.9 33.7 3.2
Orangeburg 92,501 33,506 36.2 58,995 63.8 10.6 -3.7
Pickens 119,224 76,551 64.2 42,673 35.8 18.5 -7.6
Richland 384,504 349,628 90.9 34,876 9.1 25.1 -15.3
Saluda 19,875 3,870 19.5 16,005 80.5 8.1 2.6
Spartanburg 284,307 206,315 72.6 77,992 27.4 25.5 -12.8
Sumter 107,456 73,107 68.0 34,349 32.0 12.5 -13.5
Union 28,961 10,033 34.6 18,928 65.4 -5.9 -1.5
Williamsburg 34,423 6,218 18.1 28,205 81.9 10.3 -10.7
York 226,073 174,178 77.0 51,895 23.0 64.6 -11.7
South Carolina 4,625,364 3,067,809 66.3 1,557,555 33.7 26.4 -1.7
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census of Population and Housing 2000 and 2010.