South Carolina saw rapid population growth during pandemic, census data shows

March 31, 2023

source: Post & Courier

During the height of the pandemic, South Carolina was one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. That was entirely due to people moving in from other places, new census estimates show.

Within the Palmetto State, Horry County gained the most residents, followed by Greenville, Spartanburg, Berkeley and York counties.

The Myrtle Beach area in Horry County has traditionally been at the top of population growth lists for the state. That metropolitan area was the fifth-fastest in growth nationwide from 2010-20.

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Ranked among the top 10 for population growth during 2020-2022 in South Carolina are Lexington and Richland counties.