Dillon County, South Carolina

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Dillon County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Dillon County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1910
Named for James W. Dillon
Seat Dillon
Largest city Dillon
Area
 • Total 407 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Land 405 sq mi (1,049 km2)
 • Water 2 sq mi (5 km2), 0.42%
Population
 • (2010) 32,062
 • Density 79/sq mi (30.6/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.dilloncounty.org

Dillon County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 32,062.[1] The county seat is Dillon.[2]

Founded in 1910 from a portion of Marion County, both Dillon County and the city of Dillon were named for prosperous local citizen James W. Dillon (1826-1913), an Irishman who settled there and led a campaign to bring the railroad into the community. The result of this effort was the construction of the Wilson Short Cut Railroad, which later became part of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and which brought greater prosperity to the area by directly linking Dillon County to the national network of railroads.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 406.6 square miles (1,053.1 km2), of which 404.8 square miles (1,048.4 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.42%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 22,615
1920 25,278 11.8%
1930 25,733 1.8%
1940 29,625 15.1%
1950 30,930 4.4%
1960 30,584 −1.1%
1970 28,838 −5.7%
1980 31,083 7.8%
1990 29,114 −6.3%
2000 30,722 5.5%
2010 32,062 4.4%
Est. 2012 31,446 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 30,722 people, 11,199 households, and 8,063 families residing in the county. The population density was 76 people per square mile (29/km²). There were 12,679 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 50.39% White, 45.35% Black or African American, 2.21% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,199 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 22.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 87.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,630, and the median income for a family was $32,690. Males had a median income of $26,908 versus $18,007 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,272. About 19.40% of families and 24.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.30% of those under age 18 and 26.60% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.dilloncounty.sc.gov/history
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 34°23′N 79°23′W / 34.39°N 79.38°W / 34.39; -79.38