Total Population


The Catawba Region

(2021 US Census 5-year)

Annual Growth Rate


The Catawba Region


(2021 US Census 5-year)

Growth Rate Over 10 Years


The Catawba Region


(2020 US Census)

Growth Rate Ranking

Top 5%

The Catawba Region


The Catawba Region experienced dynamic population growth between 2010 and 2020. A trend that continues on the region’s 25.7% population increase between 2000 and 2010.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the District increased from 364,826 persons in 2010 to 437,644 by 2020 representing a growth rate over the 10 year period of 20% with an annual rate of 2.0%, outpacing the United States average of 0.74% and South Carolina’s average of 1.07% for the same period. It is important to note, however, that growth has not been uniform across the region. A majority of growth experienced has been in the suburban / urban areas of York County and in the panhandle of Lancaster County while growth in the rural areas of Chester and Union counties has declined.

The annual growth rate for the region of 2.12% between 2000 and 2020 ranks in the top 4% among similar large economic regions around the country.


There are many factors that contribute to growth within the region.  An interesting one to examine is Domestic Migration.  The table and charts below show the migration data for the Catawba Region as a whole and each of its counties.