Facts & Figures

The Upstate.

1.5M

2020 
Population

1.74M

2040 Projected Population

10

Counties

Cities & Towns

62
6,165

Square Miles

84%

Of Upstate commuters drive alone while only

0.4%

Commute using public transit

53,403

Businesses

686,291

Employees

$50,296

Avg. Household Income

Transit & Autos.

Trips made in 2018 by transit agencies

3.2M

10x

Public transit is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by automobile

$4

For every $1 invested in public transportation,

is generated in economic returns

Home values in areas located near
high-frequency public transit perform

42%

better than in other areas

Hours wasted annually in traffic congestion by average Upstate drivers

20

SC is #1 in the nation for road fatality rate

#1

Households in the Upstate with no access to a vehicle

37,000

Vehicles traveling daily on interstates in the Upstate

+250,000

$590

lost in time and fuel while sitting in traffic

1.5%

Only 1.5% of SCDOT's budget goes to anything other than car-focused infrastructure. Nationally, the number is closer to 20%.

Freight & Trails.

$7M

Sources:

- American Public Transportation Association: "2019 Public Transportation Fact Book," Washington, D.C., April 2019

- South Carolina Transportation by the Numbers, TRIP

- 2019 Urban Mobility Report, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

- Upstate SC Alliance

- US Census

333

Containers move through the Inland Port each day

Jobs in the Upstate are supported by the Inland Port

1 in 8

Miles of Trails in the Upstate

+1,130

Swamp Rabbit Trail users each year

+500,000

Economic Impact from the Swamp Rabbit Trail system

$7M

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