S.C. was among fastest-growing states in U.S. during past year

The Post and Courier
David Slade
December 20, 2016

South Carolina’s population was the 10th-fastest growing in the nation over the past year and will likely top 5 million in 2017, statistics released by the Census Bureau show.

Having eclipsed Alabama’s population last year, South Carolina is now closing in on Minnesota, the 22nd-largest state.

During the 12 months ending July 1, the Palmetto State gained 66,285 residents. More than two-thirds of the growth was due to people moving in from other states.

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