Research & Data

Hospitality includes telling you all you need to know about us. We invite you to explore South Carolina for yourself, and see why it’s a great state for business. Get to know our skilled workforce, growing economy and business climate through The SC Economic Outlook monthly publication. Learn about our population, infrastructure and more using regional maps.

Overview of South Carolina

5.1M

Population

46

Counties

187

Miles of Coastline

32,020

Square Miles

Key Indicators

Income
$234.2 billion

State Personal Income, third quarter 2019

Increase from second quarter of 2019 +0.9%
Nonfarm
2,203,200

Nonfarm Employment

Month-over-month -0.0%
Stock Index
181.44

South Carolina Stock Index

Month-over-month +0.1%
Labor Force
2,384,934

Labor Force

Month-over-month +0.1%
Unemployment Rate
2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Month-over-month -0.1
Manufacturing
43.3

Manufacturing Weekly Hours

Month-over-month +1.2%
Online Jobs
70,400

Available Online Job Postings

Month-over-month +3.2%
Homes
$222,430

Median Single-Family Home Sales Price

Month-over-month +3.5%
Building Permits
2,509

Residential Building Permits

Month-over-month +3.1%

Source: January 2020 Economic Outlook

Major Industries (by 2019 Employment)

Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

2019 Regional Populations

2019 Regional Data

Source: US Census Bureau

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