South Carolina, officially separated from North Carolina in 1729. It has a land area of 30,109 sq miles and has a population of 4,832,482 according to the 2014 U.S. census estimates, an increase of over 4% since 2010.
Many large corporations have moved their headquarters to South Carolina during the last economic downturn, due to the fact that South Carolina is a right-to-work state.
The State Symbols are: The flower..Carolina Yellow Jessamine, the tree…Palmetto Tree, the bird…Carolina Wren, the song…Carolina. South Carolina’s nickname is the “Palmetto State”. The name originated in honor of Charles I of England.
South Carolina’s ten largest cities are: Columbia, 116,278; Charleston, 96,650; North Charleston, 79,641; Greenville, 56,002; Rock Hill, 49,765; Mount Pleasant, 47,609; Spartanburg, 39,673; Sumter, 39,643; Hilton Head Island, 33,862; and Florence, 30,248.
South Carolina ranks third in peach production and fourth in overall tobacco production. Other top agricultural commodities include nursery and greenhouse products, watermelons, peanuts, broilers and turkeys, and cattle and calves.
South Carolina has 1,144 K-12 schools in 85 school districts, with an enrollment of 712,244 as of fall 2009. As of the 2008–2009 school year, South Carolina spent $9,450 per student which places it 31st in the country for per student spending. In 2011, the average SAT score for South Carolina was 1360
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