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Florence County, South Carolina

Florence County, South Carolina
Florence Public Library.jpg
Seal of Florence County, South Carolina
Seal
Map of South Carolina highlighting Florence County
Location in the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded1888
SeatFlorence
Largest cityFlorence
Area
 • Total804 sq mi (2,082 km2)
 • Land800 sq mi (2,072 km2)
 • Water3.8 sq mi (10 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)138,900
 • Density171/sq mi (66/km2)
Congressional districts6th, 7th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.florenceco.org

Florence County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 136,885.[1] Its county seat is Florence.[2]

Florence County is included in the Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county's population is about 60% urban.

History

Florence County was formed from main sections of Darlington and Marion Counties plus other townships from Williamsburg and Clarendon Counties, starting in 1888. The last section of Williamsburg County was not added until 1921. Florence County was named for the daughter of General W. W. Harlee.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 804 square miles (2,080 km2), of which 800 square miles (2,100 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
189025,027
190028,47413.8%
191035,67125.3%
192050,40641.3%
193061,02721.1%
194070,58215.7%
195079,71012.9%
196084,4385.9%
197089,6366.2%
1980110,16322.9%
1990114,3443.8%
2000125,76110.0%
2010136,8858.8%
Est. 2016138,742[5]1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2013[1]

2000 census

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 125,761 people, 47,147 households, and 33,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 157 people per square mile (61/km²). There were 51,836 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.65% White, 39.34% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 47,147 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.70% were married couples living together, 18.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,144, and the median income for a family was $41,274. Males had a median income of $32,065 versus $21,906 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,876. About 13.50% of families and 16.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

In census 2000, the population of Florence County was classified as 58% urban and 42% rural, containing the two urban areas of Florence (2000 pop. 67,314) and Lake City (8,728). Along with Darlington County, it comprises part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 136,885 people, 52,653 households, and 36,328 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 171.1 inhabitants per square mile (66.1/km2). There were 58,666 housing units at an average density of 73.3 per square mile (28.3/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 54.9% white, 41.3% black or African American, 1.2% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 8.4% were American, 7.8% were English, 6.7% were Irish, and 6.2% were German.[13]

Of the 52,653 households, 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.0% were non-families, and 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age was 37.6 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $40,487 and the median income for a family was $48,896. Males had a median income of $38,934 versus $30,163 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,932. About 14.5% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.1% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities

Cities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 51.1% 29,573 46.1% 26,710 2.8% 1,648
2012 49.8% 28,961 49.2% 28,614 0.9% 547
2008 51.2% 29,861 48.0% 28,012 0.9% 500
2004 55.9% 27,689 43.3% 21,442 0.8% 414
2000 57.1% 23,678 41.4% 17,157 1.5% 602
1996 51.3% 18,490 43.8% 15,804 4.9% 1,776
1992 50.8% 19,802 39.9% 15,569 9.3% 3,632
1988 60.5% 19,490 38.9% 12,531 0.6% 193
1984 60.5% 22,753 38.9% 14,639 0.6% 208
1980 50.2% 17,069 48.2% 16,391 1.6% 551
1976 45.3% 13,539 54.5% 16,294 0.2% 71
1972 65.3% 18,106 34.1% 9,455 0.6% 165
1968 36.2% 8,917 32.8% 8,079 31.0% 7,642
1964 59.1% 10,346 40.9% 7,157
1960 48.8% 5,815 51.2% 6,090 0.0% 1
1956 19.0% 1,855 35.5% 3,463 45.5% 4,447
1952 49.5% 5,236 50.5% 5,340
1948 3.8% 192 23.3% 1,189 73.0% 3,729
1944 4.0% 128 87.9% 2,822 8.2% 262
1940 3.5% 95 96.5% 2,597
1936 0.6% 25 99.4% 4,194
1932 0.9% 29 99.0% 3,195 0.1% 2
1928 5.3% 93 94.7% 1,672
1924 2.5% 32 93.5% 1,217 4.0% 52
1920 4.3% 79 95.7% 1,763
1916 1.3% 26 98.7% 1,912
1912 0.4% 6 95.1% 1,496 4.5% 71
1904 2.1% 31 97.9% 1,466
1900 5.4% 74 94.6% 1,290

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

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