South Carolina

Capital: Columbia
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
4,722,621
Population 2013 4,771,929
Population 2014 4,832,482
Below Poverty 2011 19.0
Below Poverty 2012 16.7
Below Poverty 2013 15.9
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 54.1
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 54.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 54.7
Unemployed 2011 10.5
Unemployed 2012 9.3
Unemployed 2013 7.6
Unemployed 2014 6.4
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 1,223
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.