Economy of South Carolina State

June 29, 2010US State Economiesby EconomyWatch

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Demography And Social Indicators

South Carolina is a state in the SE of the United States. The state is bordered by North Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean, and Georgia.
The state has a total geographical area of 32,020 sq mi; with a total land area of 30,109 sq mi; and acres forested 12.5 mil.
Military base, nuclear facilities and tourism industry are the important contributors to the state's economy in the present days.

Demography And Social Indicators
According to the US Census Bureau, the total estimated population of the state as of 2005 is 4,255,083 in comparison to 4,198,068 in July 2004. The net change in population for 2002-03 is 1.1%. According to US Census 2000, the total population of the state is 4,012,012. The density of the population in the state is 137.7 per sq mi.

With regards to the Racial Distribution (2000): White 67.2%; Black 29.5%; Asian 0.9%; Native American 0.3%.

Business and Economy of South Carolina
The Gross State Product in (2001) was $ 115.2 billion and the per capita personal income in 2003 is $26,132.
Among the Various sectors of the economy, Chief Industries include tourism, manufacturing and agriculture.
Important Manufacturing goods are textiles, chemicals, allied products, machinery and fabricated metal products, apparel and related products.
Major Crops are tobacco, cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat, peaches and tomatoes.
Livestock (Jan 2004): 425,000 cattle/calves; (Jan 2003): 300,000 hogs/pigs; (Dec 2003): 6.8 million Chickens.
Energy Production In South Carolina
Electricity Production (est. 2003, kwh by source): Coal 37.4 bil; Petroleum 238 mil; Gas 1.8 bil; Hydroelectric 2.3 bil; Nuclear 50.4 bil; Other 22 mil.

Tourist Attraction Of South Carolina
The important tourist places of the state are as follows:

  • The important tourist places of the state are as follows:
  • Historic Charleston;
  • Ft. Sumter Natl. Monument, in Charleston Harbor;
  • Charleston Museum, est. 1773, Oldest Museum in US;
  • Middleton Place, Magnolia Plantation, near Charleston;
  • Other Gardens at Brook green, Edisto, Glencairn;
  • Myrtle Beach;
  • Hilton Head Island;
  • Revolutionary War Battle Sites;
  • South Carolina State Museum, Columbia.

Colleges, Schools and Universities In South Carolina

  • Allen University
  • Anderson University (South Carolina)
  • Benedict College
  • Bob Jones University
  • Charleston Southern University
  • College of Charleston
  • Claflin University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Columbia College (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • Columbia International University
  • Francis Marion University
  • Furman University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina Aiken
  • South Carolina Technical College System
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • University of South Carolina
  • Spartanburg Technical College

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