South Carolina

Capital: Columbia
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
4,828,430
Population 2015 4,894,834
Population 2016 4,961,119
Below Poverty 2014 16.5
Below Poverty 2015 14.3
Below Poverty 2016 14.1
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 55.1
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 55.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 56.3
Unemployed 2014 6.4
Unemployed 2015 6.0
Unemployed 2016 4.8
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 3.9
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 1,280
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.