Charleston area growing faster than most, Census says
Here we grow again.
New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Charleston area gained more population than most areas in the state and the nation, in 2011.
Among the nationís 715 larger towns and cities, those with at least 50,000 residents, both North Charleston and Mount Pleasant were among the top 100 for growth.
Charleston was not far behind at number 103.
The census estimates are for population growth between April 2010, and July 2011.
Nationwide, the population in cities grew by 1 percent. Charleston, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant saw more than twice that pace of growth.
Within South Carolina, smaller communities in the Charleston area, like Hanahan and Moncks Corner, had some of the highest growth rates in the state.
Read more in Saturdayís editions of The Post and Courier.