Berkeley County, SC is the 17th Fastest Growing County in the United States

Since the 2010 census, more than 33,000 people have moved to the Berkeley County, a 18.6% increase.

Growth Breakdown

  • July 1, 2010 – 177, 867
  • July 1, 2015 – 202,786
  • July 1, 2016 – 210,898

Other facts:

  • 93.8% of the population are white and black
  • 50.1% Female / 49.9% Male
  • Building Permits in 2015 – 1960
  • Median Home Price:? $153,500
  • Median Rent:? $981

As of 2016, the population of the county stands at 210,898, making it the 17th fastest growing county in the United States.

Compared to other Lowcountry counties, Berkeley County leads the way in population growth over a six-year period.

Breakdown of Berkeley County – US Census Quick Facts Data

  • Charleston County: Population growth increased by 13.2%
  • Dorchester County: Population growth increased by 12.6%
  • Colleton County:?Population growth decreased by 2.5%
Pictured: The 20 fastest growing counties in the USA. (Via U.S. Census Bureau)

Latest State Population Growth: South Carolina Rank is moving up fast

Annually on January 1, the United States Census Bureau releases the population growth tables from July 1 – July 1.? – Schedule of Data Releases

The data for July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 tell us some significant information, specifically about our state of South Carolina.? Here are some important facts you should know about the latest census data and how South Carolina falls into the mix.

  • United States population growth from July 1, 2014 – July 1, 2015 – 318,857,056 to 321,418,820 (0.008% increase)
  • Top growth states by percentage of raw population increase:
    • Texas – 490,036 (27,469,144 – 26,979,078)
    • Florida – 365,703 (20,271,271 – 19,905,569)
    • California – 352,527 (39,144,818 – 38,792,291)
    • Georgia – 117,728 (10,214,860 – 10,097,132)
    • Washington – 107, 185 (7,170,351 – 7,063,166)
    • North Carolina – 102,415 (10,042,802 – 9,940,387)
    • Colorado – 100,986 (5,456,574 – 5,355,588)
    • Arizona – 99,282 (6,828,065 – 4,846,411)
    • South Carolina – 66,986 (4,869,146 – 4,829,160) – 9th
    • Oregon – 57,775 (4,028,977 – 3,971,202)
  • Top growth states by percentage of increase – July 1, 2014 – July 1, 2015:
    • North Dakota – 2.3%
    • Colorado – 1.9%
    • Nevada – 1.9%
    • Florida – 1.8%
    • Texas – 1.8%
    • Utah – 1.7%
    • Washington – 1.5%
    • Arizona – 1.5%
    • Oregon – 1.5%
    • South Carolina – 1.4% (12th)
  • South Carolina is ranked as 23rd largest state, up from 24 in 2014
  • South Carolina population increase since 2010 Census data:
    • 2010 – 4,635,894
    • 2011 – 4,672,733? (0.00795%)
    • 2012 – 4,721,341? (0.01040%)
    • 2013 – 4,768,498? (0.00999%)
    • 2014 – 4,829,160? (0.012721%)
    • 2015 – 4,896,146? (0.013871%)

Overall, South Carolina is ranked 9th in overall population increase and 12th in percentage in the last census tracking year.? Overall increase of 260,252 since 2010 census count (5.6% increase).

To further breakdown the source, migration from out of state has a substantially higher impact in the last year than natural growth based on birth.

US Census State Increase July 1 2014 to July 1 2015

US Census State Increase 2010 – 2015