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South Carolina

  •   State: 
    South Carolina
    32°02′ N to 35°13′ N | 78°32′ W to 83°21′ W
      Area total: 
    32,020 sq mi (82,932 km²) [20,494,952.320 acres]
      Area land: 
    30,109 sq mi (77,982 km²) [19,240,840.320 acres]
      Area water: 
    6% = 1,911 sq mi (4,949 km²) [1,254,112.000 acres]
    3,560 ft (1,085 m) Sassafras Mountain
    May 23, 1788 (8nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 


  • South Carolina, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    175.45/sq mi (67.74/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $295,88 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 1.18% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 1.18% from 2021.  10.3% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  26,078. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  5.9%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $56,066 respectively per capita 2023 = $58,398.
      Housing units: 
    2,446,724 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 4.3% increase compared to 2020, specifically 101,759 more housing units.

South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States and the easternmost of the Deep South. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River. South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U.S. state. Its GDP as of 2013 was $183.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 3.13%. South Carolina is composed of 46 counties. The capital is Columbia with a 2017 population of 133,114; while its largest city is Charleston with a 2017 population of 134,875. The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metropolitan area is the largest in the state, with a 2017 population estimate of 895,923. South Carolina is known for its 187 miles of coastline, beautiful lush gardens, historic sites and Southern plantations, colonial, African and European cultures, and its growing economic development. The state can be divided into three geographic areas. From east to west: the Atlantic coastal plain, the Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Locally, the coastal plain is referred to as the Low Country and the other two regions as Upstate.

As shown in the given South Carolina location map that South Carolina is located south-eastern region of the United States at the coast of western Atlantic Ocean. South Carolina map also illustrate that it borders with North Carolina in the north and Georgia in the south and south-west. Besides, Atlantic Ocean lies in the eastern side of the state.

South Carolina is one of the 13th states that declared independence from British rule. Furthermore, South Carolina was the first state that vote to secede from the Union. Likewise, it is the founding state of the Confederate States of America. Under the humid subtropical climate, the main agriculture practices are tobacco, soybeans, rice, poultry, cattle, dairy products, and hogs and important industries are textile goods, paper products, machinery, chemical products, automobiles, and automotive products and tourism.

From the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east, South Carolina's natural landscapes are as diverse as its attractions and leisure activities. The state is divided into three regions. The northwest around the booming city of Greenville is known for outdoor activities and quaint mountain resorts. In the middle of the state lies the Piedmont region with the capital Columbia, which has a year-round summer climate. On the South Carolina coast, historic landmarks such as Charleston and Fort Sumter alternate with golf and beach paradises such as Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach.

One of the best places for families to rent bikes and explore is, without a doubt, Hilton Head. The Hilton Head Island Bike Trails allow you to easily explore the entire island by bike. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way!

The US State South Carolina occupies 77,858 m², about 0,85 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State South Carolina with 5,024,369 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 25,23 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 1,902,549 fewer people. The capital Columbia alone has 135,299 inhabitants.

Columbia became the capital in 1786. The World's Largest Fire Hydrant resides in Columbia.

The Atlantic Coastal Plain makes up two-thirds of the state. Its eastern border is the Sea Islands, a chain of tidal and barrier islands. The border between the low country and the up country is defined by the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, which marks the limit of navigable rivers. The state's coastline contains many salt marshes and estuaries, as well as natural ports such as Georgetown and Charleston. The Upstate region contains the roots of an ancient, eroded mountain chain. It is generally hilly, with thin, stony clay soils, and contains few areas suitable for farming. The northwestern part of the Piedmont is also known as the Foothills. The Cherokee Parkway is a scenic driving route through this area. This is where Table Rock State Park is located. Highest in elevation is the Blue Ridge Region, containing an escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which continue into North Carolina and Georgia, as part of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point at 3,560 feet (1,090 m), is in this area. South Carolina has several major lakes covering over 683 square miles (1,770 km²).

South Carolina is known under different nicknames; aka Palmetto State, or Iodine Products State (no longer used) and detailed official information about South Carolina can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in South Carolina, SC about 736,098 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 14.5% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in South Carolina are about 608,947 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $59,447 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $58,606, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $60,288 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in South Carolina = 58.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 82. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in South Carolina = 4.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in South Carolina = 48.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 103. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 216. 90.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 33.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 32, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 5,282,634 individuals with a median age of 37.6 age the population grows by 12.28% in South Carolina population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 175.45/sq mi (67.74/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.45 people per household in the 1,772,822 households with an average household income of $50,570 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.10% of the available work force and has dropped -4.12% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.66%. The number of physicians in South Carolina per 100,000 population = 191.2.

The percentage of housing units in South Carolina which are owned by the occupant = 62.93%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 25 years with median home cost = $124,940 and home appreciation of -4.58%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.37 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $4,748 per student. There are 10.3 students for each teacher in the school, 494 students for each Librarian and 396 students for each Counselor. 6.75% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.94% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.09% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • South Carolina's population of 705,606 residents in 1870 has increased 3,82-fold to 5,118,425 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.29% female residents and 48.71% male residents live in South Carolina, USA.

    As of 2020, 58.67% in South Carolina are married and the remaining 41.33% are single population.

  • 26.1 minutes is the average time that residents in South Carolina require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.56% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.80% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.79% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.16% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in South Carolina, 62.93% are owner-occupied homes, another 13.76% are rented apartments, and the remaining 23.31% are vacant.

  • 45.83% of the population in South Carolina who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 53.870%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 44.900%) of those eligible to vote in South Carolina.

Skyline of South Carolina

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