Statehood: May 23, 1788 Living in SC Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how South Carolina has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 249,073 1800 345,591 1810 415,115 1820 502,741 1830 581,185 1840 594,398 1850 668,507 1860 703,708
1870 705,606 1880 995,577 1890 1,151,149 1900 1,340,316 1910 1,515,400 1920 1,683,724 1930 1,738,765 1940 1,899,804

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If you still have family living in South Carolina today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Rock Hill or Spartanburg. Chances are their ancestors came from Africa, Germany, Ireland, England, or Scotland. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in South Carolina, like CSC, MUSC, Resolute Forest Products, Scana or Sonoco Products. Some of them may enjoy eating a Frogmore Stew or Hoppin' John. They probably root for the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, South Carolina Gamecocks or the Clemson Tigers. You might find them on the water or watching NASCAR races at Darlington Raceway.

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