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S.C. by the numbers

S.C. population

1999: 4.0 million

2008: 4.5 million

Percentage of S. C. population that is black

1999: 29.5 percent

2008: 28.8 percent

Percentage of S.C. population that is Hispanic

1999: 2.4 percent

2008: 3.8 percent

S.C. median household income

1999: $37,082

2008: $42,4777

S.C. median home price

1999: $151,000

Nov. 2009: $142,000

S.C. average rainfall

1999: 44.25 inches

2008: 47.08 inches

S.C. average temperature

1999: 63.1

2008: 62.6

Hurricanes within 150 miles of S.C. coast

1999: 3 (Dennis, Floyd, Irene)

2009: 0

Residents with a bachelor's degree or higher

2000: 558,062

2008: 675-376

Gamecock football record

1999: 0-11

2009: 7-5 (with Papajohns.com Bowl to be played)

SOURCES: Census Bureau, Southeast Regional Climate Center, USC Sports Information, S.C. Association of Realtors

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