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South Carolina – 2005 County Population Growth Rank


Population Trend Charts for All SC Counties | Learn More about SC Counties

Note: The growth rate in our table (in the columns "Change by ...") is expressed as a multiplier. For example, the population of Horry County grew 9.72 times from 1900 to 2005. In a theoretical example, this would mean that if there were 10 people in Horry County in 1900, there would be 97.2 people in 2005.

County Beginning Year Change by 2000 Change by 2005 2000 Growth Ranking 2005 Growth Ranking
Horry 1900 8.42 9.72 1 1
Greenville 1900 7.1 7.62 2 2
Richland 1900 7.03 7.46 3 3
Dorchester 1900 5.92 6.93 5 4
Lexington 1910 6.74 6.59 4 5
Beaufort 1920 5.43 6.19 7 6
Pickens 1900 5.72 5.86 6 7
Berkeley 1900 4.68 4.98 8 8
Florence 1900 4.42 4.6 9 9
York 1900 3.95 4.56 10 10
Spartanburg 1900 3.87 4.07 11 11
Aiken 1900 3.65 3.85 12 12
Charleston 1900 3.52 3.75 13 13
Anderson 1900 2.97 3.15 14 14
Oconee 1900 2.8 2.94 15 15
Georgetown 1900 2.44 2.67 19 16
Lancaster 1900 2.52 2.6 17 17
Cherokee 1900 2.46 2.52 18 18
Sumter 1910 2.72 2.45 16 19
Jasper 1920 2.1 2.17 21 20
Chesterfield 1900 2.1 2.13 20 21
Kershaw 1910 1.94 1.92 22 22
Greenwood 1920 1.85 1.9 25 23
Laurens 1900 1.86 1.88 24 24
Darlington 1910 1.87 1.72 23 25
Marion 1910 1.72 1.47 26 26
Orangeburg 1910 1.64 1.42 27 27
Dillon 1910 1.36 1.23 28 28
Newberry 1900 1.2 1.23 29 29
Clarendon 1900 1.15 1.18 33 30
Colleton 1900 1.14 1.18 34 31
Chester 1900 1.19 1.16 30 32
Williamsburg 1900 1.17 1.12 31 33
Union 1900 1.17 1.12 32 34
Hampton 1920 1.09 1.09 35 35
Edgefield 1920 1.03 1.07 37 36
Marlboro 1900 1.04 1.01 36 37
Barnwell 1920 1.02 1.01 38 38
Saluda 1900 1.01 1 39 39
Abbeville 1920 0.96 0.96 40 40
Bamberg 1900 0.96 0.92 41 41
Calhoun 1910 0.91 0.82 42 42
Fairfield 1900 0.8 0.82 43 43
Lee 1910 0.79 0.77 44 44
Allendale 1920 0.7 0.68 45 45
McCormick 1920 0.61 0.61 46 46
South Carolina 1900 2.99 3.18

Data sources: US Census Bureau, 1900-1990, 2000, and 2005 estimates (2005 data opens in Excel)

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