Hampton County, South Carolina

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Hampton County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Hampton 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 1878
Seat Hampton
Largest town Hampton
Area
 • Total 563 sq mi (1,458 km2)
 • Land 560 sq mi (1,450 km2)
 • Water 3 sq mi (8 km2), 0.51%
Population
 • (2010) 21,090
 • Density 38/sq mi (14.5/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.hamptoncountysc.org

Hampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,090.[1] Its county seat is Hampton.[2] The name originates from Civil War general Wade Hampton.[3] The county includes two small urban clusters: Hampton (2000 pop.: 4,011) and Estill (3,637).

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 562.7 square miles (1,457.4 km2), of which 559.9 square miles (1,450.1 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.51%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

State protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 18,741
1890 20,544 9.6%
1900 23,738 15.5%
1910 25,126 5.8%
1920 19,550 −22.2%
1930 17,243 −11.8%
1940 17,465 1.3%
1950 18,027 3.2%
1960 17,425 −3.3%
1970 15,878 −8.9%
1980 18,159 14.4%
1990 18,191 0.2%
2000 21,386 17.6%
2010 21,090 −1.4%
Est. 2012 20,726 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,090 people residing in the county. 53.9% were Black or African American, 42.7% White, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 1.3% of some other race and 1.3% of two or more races. 3.5% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 21,386 people, 7,444 households, and 5,315 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 8,582 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 42.89% White, 55.67% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 2.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,444 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.90% were married couples living together, 18.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,771, and the median income for a family was $34,559. Males had a median income of $29,440 versus $20,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,129. About 17.80% of families and 21.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148. 
  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 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 32°47′N 81°08′W / 32.78°N 81.14°W / 32.78; -81.14