Coastal South Carolina saw some of the fastest population growth in the nation last year, according to a new Census Bureau report. The three most rapidly growing metropolitan areas on the U.S. Atlantic Coast were all in the Palmetto State — for the third year in a row.
The Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head and Charleston metro areas were also among the Top 20 nationally for the highest rates of population growth from 2014 to 2015. Most of the nation’s other Top 20 hot spots were in Texas and along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The tri-county Charleston area gained an average of 48 additional residents daily, an increase from the prior year.