South Carolina South Carolina State Facts

There are fewer men than woman in South Carolina. The overall gender ratio is 95 men to 100 women.

The South Carolina flag was adopted on September 28, 1861. The flag has been ranked the 9th best U.S. flag by a leading Vexillology Organization.

The South Carolina quarter was the 8th quarter released overall. The quarter was released on May 22, 2000.

Recent estimates put South Carolina's population at around 4,832,000 people (24th out of 56).The population density is 160.8 people per square mile (25th out of 56).

Someone from South Carolina is known as a South Carolinian. View our List of Adjectival and Demonyms for all the States.

South Carolina was the 8th state when it joined the United States on May 23, 1788. Prior to 1788, South Carolina was known as "Province of South Carolina."

Essential South Carolina Facts

  • SC
    Postal Code
    The South Carolina postal code is SC. This abbreviation has been used since the USPS first established official codes in October 1963.
  • Gender Ratio
    Gender Ratio: 95 Men to 100 Women
    Male Population: 2,349,394 men
    Female Population: 2,483,088 women
  • State Flag
    The 2 main colors in the South Carolina flag are #003366 and #FFFFFF
  • State Quarter
    The South Carolina Quarter was released in May 05, 2000.
    Total Mintage: 1.31 billion.
    Engraver: Thomas D. Rodgers
  • Population and Area
    Population: 4,832,482 people
    Land Area: 30,061 square miles
    Population Density: 4,832,482 people per square mile

Areas Codes in South Carolina (4)

  • 704
  • 803
  • 843
  • 864

South Carolina Counties (46)

County Top Cities
Abbeville County Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Donalds, Due West, and Lowndesville
Aiken County Aiken, Bath, Beech Island, Clearwater, Gloverville, and Graniteville
Allendale County Allendale, Fairfax, Martin, Sycamore, and Ulmer
Anderson County Anderson, Belton, Honea Path, Iva, La France, and Pendleton
Bamberg County Bamberg, Denmark, Ehrhardt, and Olar
Barnwell County Barnwell, Blackville, Elko, Hilda, and Williston
Beaufort County Beaufort, Bluffton, Dale, Daufuskie Island, Hilton Head Island, and Ladys Island
Berkeley County Bethera, Bonneau, Charleston, Cordesville, Cross, and Goose Creek
Calhoun County Cameron and Saint Matthews
Charleston County Adams Run, Awendaw, Charleston, Charleston Afb, Edisto Island, and Folly Beach
Cherokee County Blacksburg and Gaffney
Chesterfield County Cheraw, Chesterfield, Jefferson, Mc Bee, Mount Croghan, and Pageland
Chester County Blackstock, Chester, Edgemoor, Fort Lawn, Great Falls, and Lando
Clarendon County Alcolu, Davis Station, Manning, New Zion, Sardinia, and Summerton
Colleton County Canadys, Cottageville, Green Pond, Islandton, Jacksonboro, and Lodge
Darlington County Darlington, Hartsville, Lamar, Lydia, and Society Hill
Dillon County Dillon, Fork, Hamer, Lake View, Latta, and Little Rock
Dorchester County Dorchester, Grover, Harleyville, North Charleston, Reevesville, and Ridgeville
Edgefield County Edgefield, Johnston, North Augusta, and Trenton
Fairfield County Blair, Jenkinsville, Ridgeway, Rion, and Winnsboro
Florence County Coward, Effingham, Florence, Johnsonville, Lake City, and Olanta
Georgetown County Georgetown and Pawleys Island
Greenville County Cleveland, Conestee, Fountain Inn, Greenville, Greer, and Landrum
Greenwood County Bradley, Greenwood, Hodges, Ninety Six, and Troy
Hampton County Brunson, Crocketville, Early Branch, Estill, Furman, and Garnett
Horry County Aynor, Conway, Galivants Ferry, Green Sea, Little River, and Longs
Jasper County Coosawhatchie, Hardeeville, Pineland, Ridgeland, and Tillman
Kershaw County Bethune, Camden, Cassatt, Elgin, Liberty Hill, and Lugoff
Lancaster County Fort Mill, Heath Springs, Kershaw, Lancaster, and Van Wyck
Laurens County Clinton, Cross Hill, Gray Court, Joanna, Laurens, and Mountville
Lee County Bishopville, Elliott, Lynchburg, and Mayesville
Lexington County Batesburg, Cayce, Chapin, Columbia, Gaston, and Gilbert
Marion County Centenary, Gresham, Marion, Mullins, and Rains
Marlboro County Bennettsville, Blenheim, Clio, Mc Coll, Tatum, and Wallace
McCormick County Clarks Hill, Mc Cormick, Modoc, Mount Carmel, Parksville, and Plum Branch
Newberry County Chappells, Kinards, Little Mountain, Newberry, Peak, and Pomaria
Oconee County Fair Play, Long Creek, Mountain Rest, Newry, Richland, and Salem
Orangeburg County Bowman, Branchville, Cope, Cordova, Elloree, and Eutawville
Pickens County Central, Clemson, Easley, Liberty, Norris, and Pickens
Richland County Ballentine, Blythewood, Columbia, Eastover, Gadsden, and Hopkins
Saluda County Ridge Spring, Saluda, and Ward
Spartanburg County Arcadia, Boiling Springs, Campobello, Chesnee, Clifton, and Converse
Sumter County Dalzell, Gable, Horatio, Pinewood, Rembert, and Shaw A F B
Union County Buffalo, Carlisle, Cross Anchor, Jonesville, Lockhart, and Union
Williamsburg County Andrews, Cades, Greeleyville, Hemingway, Kingstree, and Lane
York County Bowling Green, Catawba, Clover, Fort Mill, Hickory Grove, and Mc Connells
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