A first detailed look at Census data for the state has begun to arrive.
The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and Legislative leaders. The data are being used by state officials to redraw a 7th congressional district as well as state legislative districts.
According to the Census, South Carolina numbers show:
The five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Columbia, 129,272; Charleston, 120,083; North Charleston, 97,471; Mount Pleasant, 67,843; and Rock Hill, 66,154. Columbia grew by 11.2 percent since the 2000 Census. Charleston grew by 24.2 percent, North Charleston grew by 22.4 percent, Mount Pleasant grew by 42.5 percent, and Rock Hill grew by 32.9 percent.
The largest county is Greenville, with a population of 451,225. Its population grew by 18.9 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Richland, with a population of 384,504 (increase of 19.9 percent); Charleston, 350,209 (increase of 13.0 percent); Spartanburg, 284,307 (increase of 12.0 percent); and Horry, 269,291 (increase of 37.0 percent).
The redistricting file consists of five detailed tables (via FTP download).