Why Upstate South Carolina?

We let the numbers do the talking

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Discover What's Different About the Place we Call Home

Business- and Family-Friendly

Upstate South Carolina is home to 250 international firms from 24 different countries, including BMW, Michelin, St. Jude’s Medical and General Electric. With $9.9 billion in capital investment and more than 25 thousand jobs since 2010, it’s no surprise that the Upstate continues to rank in Top Ten places to live, raise a family and start a business.

Demographics

Population: 1.37 million

Average Household Income: $55,256

10% increase in population since 2000

Education

23 universities and colleges with more than 80,000 enrolled students

10 private sector and major university research facilities including Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research

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South Carolina Upstate Business info

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SC sales exporters

SC exporters sold $34.6
billion in goods in 2018

announcements from businesses

In 2018 there were 84 announcements from new or expanding companies in the South Carolina Upstate area

South Carolina Population Growth


It's estimated that South Carolina's population reached 5.15 million in 2019, up from 4.62 million at the 2010 Census.
South Carolina currently enjoys a growth rate of 1.06%, which ranks 18th in the country.

population growth

South Carolina is ranked 9th nationally in total population growth from 2017-2018 with an increase of 62,908.

population growth working age

38.1% of the 2018 population is prime working age

overall population

2023 estimated population for the Upstate Region – 1,563,925

South Carolina Upstate Population Growth

upstate SC county breakdown

1

GREENVILLE COUNTY
2018 – 513,431
2023 – 554,977

2

SPARTANBURG COUNTY
2018 – 311,771
2023 – 330,347

3

CHEROKEE COUNTY
2018 – 57,807
2023 – 58,991

4

UNION COUNTY
2018 – 28,164
2023 – 27,678

5

LAURENS COUNTY
2018 – 68,268
2023 – 69,447

6

GREENWOOD COUNTY
2018 – 71,053
2023 – 72,257

7

ABBEVILLE COUNTY
2018 – 25,484
2023 – 25,455

8

ANDERDSON COUNTY
2018 – 201,906
2023 – 211,950

9

PICKENS COUNTY
2018 – 126,807
2023 – 132,421

10

OCONEE COUNTY
2018 – 77,725
2023 – 80,384

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