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Posted: February 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Here are the facts about the demographics of Columbia, SC.

Berkeley Electric Cooperative is the largest electric cooperative in South Carolina, and one of the top 20 in the nation. Along with this the Greenville Hospital System is one of the largest in the southeast.

Some of the biggest industries include textile manufacturing and tourism.

Average income: $28,285 (2005 – ranked 43rd)

Largest non-profit organizations: Palmetto Health is a South Carolina nonprofit public benefit corporation consisting of Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia and Easley. All three of their hospitals are highly respected, long-time members of the community dedicated to providing the best health care possible.

Carolinas HealthCare System is the Carolinas’ largest healthcare system and is one of the nation’s largest public non-profit health systems. The network consists of 25 hospitals in North and South Carolina and more than 300 care locations. CHS’s flagship facility is Carolinas Medical Center, an 874-bed hospital in Charlotte, N.C., with a Level I trauma center, a research institute and a large number of specialty treatment units including heart, cancer, organ transplant and behavioral health. CMC also serves as one of North Carolina’s five Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospitals, providing residency training for more than 240 physicians in 18 specialties. In 2008, CHS provided $770 million in community benefits among its hospitals and affiliates.

Churches and denominations: Evangelical Protestants account for a majority of the religiously active residents in the state. The largest single Christian denomination in 2000 was the Southern Baptist Convention with 928,341 adherents. The next largest of the Evangelical denominations were the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) with 56,612 adherents and the Pentecostal Holiness Church with 33,820 adherents. The largest Mainline Protestant denominations were the United Methodist Church, 302,528; the Presbyterian Church USA, 103,883; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 61,380. The Episcopal Church had great influence during colonial times, but in 2000 it had only 52,486 members. There were 136,719 Roman Catholics, an estimated 11,000 Jews, 17,586 adherents to the Baha’i faith, and 5,761 Muslims. About 2.1 million people (52.4% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization.


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