Some of South Carolina’s population growth hot spots have cooled, according to just-released census estimates, but new residents continued to pour into Horry and Berkeley counties, the counties adjacent to Charlotte, and — perhaps surprisingly — Spartanburg. The Palmetto State has been a fast-growing region for years and that continued through mid-2018. The state added 62,908 residents. More than 80 percent of the growth came from people relocating from other states, the Census Bureau estimated.

The additions raised the state’s population to 5,084,127…Read more

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