Growing pains? Charleston pops above Cola as biggest SC city

posted by Sandra Ecklund, WCIV - 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The U.S. Census has released their latest data and it looks like a mere 76 people makes Charleston the largest city in the state.

Those 76 residents pops Soda City's bubble, making them the second biggest city.

In the new data from 2016, Charleston City is listed as having a population of 134,385 while Columbia has 134,309.

That means since 2015, 1,931 new residents moved to the area.

Greenville may take over in the coming years. It was named the 4th fastest growing city in the U.S.

“Overall, cities in the South continue to grow at a faster rate than any other U.S region,” said Amel Toukabri, a demographer in the Census Bureau’s population division. “Since the 2010 Census, the population in large southern cities grew by an average of 9.4 percent. In comparison, cities in the West grew 7.3 percent, while cities in the Northeast and Midwest had much lower growth rates at 1.8 percent and 3.0 percent respectively.”

The Palmetto State's population as a whole is listed at a staggering 4,961,119 - an increase of 66,285 from 2015.

New York City is the most populous in the nation with Los Angeles and Chicago rounding out the top three.

Just guess how many people moved down here in the past year.

Posted by WCIV | ABC News 4 on Thursday, May 25, 2017

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