Greenville County cities’ growth rates rank highly in SC

Four Greenville County cities rank among the top-25 fastest growing cities and towns in South Carolina, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The data shows the latest federal population estimates across the state, as of July 1, 2018. Comparing those figures with estimates from July 1, 2017, underlines the growth the Greenville County area is experiencing.

Here’s a look at how each of Greenville County’s six incorporated cities rank in growth rate between 2017 and 2018 and how that compares to the rest of the Upstate and South Carolina as a whole using the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of 271 cities and towns in the state.

1. Fountain Inn

Fountain Inn was the second fastest growing town or city in all of South Carolina between 2017 and 2018, going up from an estimated 8,654 to 10,019 people That’s a 15.77% growth rate, which is second in the state only to the town of Trenton, which grew from an estimated 214 people to 252 people (28.57%).

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 2Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 15.77%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 8,654 to 10,019 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 7,799 to 10,019 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 28.47%
Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 14Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 4.34%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 22,079 to 23,037 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 18,238 to 23,037 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 26.31%
3. Greer

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 18Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 3.33%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 31,066 to 32,102 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 25,515 to 32,102Growth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 25.82%
4. Travelers Rest
Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 23Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 2.86%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 5,107 to 5,253 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 4,576 to 5,253 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 14.79%
Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 93Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 0.43%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 68,268 to 68,563 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 58,409 to 68,563Growth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 17.38%
Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 111Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 0.21%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 25,140 to 25,193 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 22,889 to 25,193 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 10.07%
Elsewhere around the Upstate, here’s how some other cities compare:

Clemson

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 25Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 2.75%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 16,644 to 17,102 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 13,905 to 17,102 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 22.99%

Easley

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 82Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 0.66%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 21,100 to 21,240 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 19,993 to 21,240 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 6.24%

Spartanburg

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 92Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 0.46%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 37,472 to 37,644 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 37,472 to 37,644 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 1.70%

Anderson

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 98Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 0.40%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 27,272 to 27,380 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 26,686 to 27,380 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 2.60%
And statewide, here’s how South Carolina’s largest population centers compared to Greenville:

Charleston

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 100Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 0.34%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 135,745 to 136,208 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 120,083 to 136,208 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 13.43%

Columbia

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 166Growth rate 2017 to 2018: -0.31%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 133,869 to 133,451 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 129,272 to 133,451 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 3.23%

North Charleston

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 44Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 2.08%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 110,932 to 113,237Population change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 97,471 to 113,237 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 16.18%

Mount Pleasant

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 21Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 2.99%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 86,747 to 89,338 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 67,843 to 89,338 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 31.68%

Rock Hill

Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 47Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 1.78%Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 73,013 to 74,309 peoplePopulation change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 66,154 to 74,309 peopleGrowth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 12.33%

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