South Carolina

Capital: Columbia
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
5,084,127
Population 2017 5,021,219
Population 2016 4,958,235
Below Poverty 2017 15.4
Below Poverty 2016 15.3
Below Poverty 2015 16.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
56.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 55.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 56.1
Unemployed 2018 3.4
Unemployed 2017 4.3
Unemployed 2016 5.0
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 1,435
STATE FACTS
At the Riverbanks Zoological Park in Columbia, more than 2,000 animals thrive in recreated natural habitats with no bars or cages.
Myrtle Beach is the center of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile crescent of beach on the South Carolina coast. Myrtle Beach has developed into one of the premier resort destinations on the East Coast.
The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.