Greenville Now 6th Largest City in State

The latest information from the Regional Census Center in Charlotte reveals that South Carolina had one of the largest numerical increases in Hispanics in the nation between 1990 and 2000 with an increase of 64,525 or 211.2 percent. Between 2000 and 2009 the increase in numbers was almost double that in the previous decade with an increase of 111,688 people of Hispanic origin. In 2009 Hispanics made up 4.5 percent of the population of South Carolina.

The regional census office lists the population of South Carolina in 2009 as 4,561,242 with Whites making up 69.6 percent, Blacks 28.5 percent, Hispanics of all races 4.5 percent, Asian 1.3 percent, and American Indian 0.4 percent.

Greenville is now the 6th largest city in South Carolina, smaller than Columbia, with a population of 129,333; Charleston, population 115,638; North Charleston, population 97,601; Rock Hill, population 69,210; and Mount Pleasant, population 66,418. Greenville has a population of 61,782 according to the regional census office.

South Carolina has a population growth rate of 13.7 percent, one of the fastest growing in the United States since 2000. Charleston is the fastest growing city in the state, growing 17.2 percent since 2000.

The poverty rate in South Carolina is 15.7 percent compared to the national average of 13.2 percent, as reported by the regional census office.

If people provided correct information to census takers, the median household income for South Carolinians is $44,625 as compared to a national average of $52,029.

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