Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina's population has grown by almost 150,000 people in the last three years, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census.
The numbers, released Monday, are the agency's estimation of the population as of July 1, 2013. It showed South Carolina with a population of 4,774,839, up from its 2010 census total of 4,625,364. That's also up 51,422 from 2012's estimate.
South Carolina has seen a growing number of people added to the state over the last decade, leading to the state to be apportioned a new member of Congress.
Nationally, the U.S. population is at 316,128,839--about 7.5 million more than in the last official Census. The South continues to show the largest increase in population of any region, with almost four million added residents since 2013. More: 2013 Census Estimates