Florence County, South Carolina
|Florence County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Florence Harllee|
|• Total||804 sq mi (2,082 km2)|
|• Land||800 sq mi (2,072 km2)|
|• Water||4 sq mi (10 km2), 0.49%|
|• Density||171/sq mi (66/km²)|
|Congressional districts||6th, 7th|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Florence County is included in the Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county's population is about 60% urban.
Florence County was formed from a section of the old Marion District in 1888. Florence County was named for the daughter of General W. W. Hardlee.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 803.7 square miles (2,081.6 km2), of which 800 square miles (2,072.0 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.5%) is water.
- Williamsburg County, South Carolina - south
- Marion County, South Carolina - east
- Dillon County, South Carolina and Marlboro County, South Carolina - north
- Darlington County, South Carolina - northwest
- Lee County, South Carolina - west
- Sumter County, South Carolina - southwest
As of the census 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.
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- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Florence County Website
- 1905 Reprint of Bishop Gregg's History of the Old Cheraws with additional material as an appendix. (Google Book pdf)
|Sumter County||Marion County|
|Clarendon County||Williamsburg County|