South Carolina January 14, 2016
9 Incredible, Almost Unbelievable Facts About South Carolina
South Carolina is an amazing state with some incredible facts to back that up. Here are some great facts about South Carolina that maybe you haven’t heard yet.
Enough people have moved to South Carolina since the year 2000 to fill all of the seats in the North Charleston Coliseum five times a month for a year.
Since the 2000 Census an average of 161 people have moved to the Palmetto State EVERY SINGLE DAY. This is also enough people to completely fill Memorial Stadium (Clemson) OR Williams-Brice Stadium (USC) at little more than 10 times.
Children under 16 used to work 60 hours a week in South Carolina.
In 1908, when this photo was taken, wages were so low and the demand for textiles was so high that many children from SC families ended up working in the mills to help support their family. Estimates say as many as one-third of the SC manufacturing workforce was under the age of 16.
This photo was taken at Lancaster Cotton Mills. The photographer noted there were "dozens of them working in this mill."
SCORECARD: South Carolina - 47; Colorado - 7
South Carolina is more than three times smaller in size than the state of Colorado, yet we have 6.7 times as many state parks. South Carolina is ranked 23rd in population and has a land mass of 32,020 square miles. Colorado is ranked 22 in population and has a land mass of 104,094 square miles.
98.03% of South Carolina's popular votes in the 1932 election were for the Democratic Presidential candidate.
In the 1932 Presidential Election, 98.03% of the popular votes and all 8 of the South Carolina electoral votes were cast for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the New York Democrat running against President Hoover. It was a landslide victory for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the highest state percentage of popular vote in the entire nation.
South Carolina and Austria are approximately the same size.
South Carolina's land mass: 82,931sq km; Austria's land mass 83.871sq km.
South Carolina's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) was just slightly less than the entire country of Greece.
Comparing that same 2015 South Carolina GDP of 190 billion dollars against international dollars,
South Carolina ranked between Uzbekistan and Finland's GDP in the world economy.
St. George, South Carolina holds an unofficial World Record.
St George is the "Grits Capital of the World," according to Quaker Oats. More grits are sold per capita in St. George, South Carolina than anywhere else in the world.
ranked #11 in the country for lost and stolen guns/firearms in 2014.
There were 45 reports filed and 417 firearms stolen.
Comparative figures have not been published yet for 2015.
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