South Carolina at a Glance
South Carolina has a population of 4,832,482, making it the 24th most populous U.S. state. It is the 40th largest state in land area. South Carolina has a median household income of $62,965, and the median age of its citizens is just under 38 years (37.9).
A southeastern state, South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation and the 8th state to ratify the Constitution. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina and to the south and west by Georgia. The capital of South Carolina is Columbia. Columbia is also the largest city in the state with just over 130,000 residents, though the Greenville metro area is larger.
South Carolina & Economy
Major non-agricultural employers in South Carolina include manufacturing, leisure and hospitality, trade, transportation and utilities, and education and health services. Popular jobs include tire builders, textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators and tenders, and extruding and forming machine setters.
South Carolina Unemployment Rate
South Carolina’s unemployment rate is 6.5%, exceeding the national average of 5.6%.