Total Population


The Catawba Commuter Shed

Annual Growth Rate


The Catawba Commuter Shed

Growth Rate Over 10 Years


The Catawba Commuter Shed

Growth Rate Ranking

Top 1%

The Catawba Commuter Shed


The Catawba Commuter Shed, consisting of the three South Carolina counties of Chester, Lancaster, and York along with the three North Carolina counties of Gaston, Mecklenburg, and Union, experienced even more substantial population growth between 2010 and 2020 than the Catawba Region Economic Development District.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the Catawba Commuter Shed increased from 1,662,871 persons in 2010 to 1,992,092 by 2020, representing a growth rate over the 10 year period of 19.8% with an annual rate of 1.98 %, outpacing the United States average of 0.74% and the State of South Carolina average of 1.07% for the same period.

The annual growth rate for the commuter shed of 1.98% between 2000 and 2020 ranks in the top 1% among similar large economic regions around the country including the Jacksonville, FL, Raleigh, NC, and Greenville, SC economic areas.