Marion County, South Carolina
|Marion County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
|• Total||494 sq mi (1,279 km2)|
|• Land||489 sq mi (1,267 km2)|
|• Water||5 sq mi (13 km2), 1.02%|
|• Density||67/sq mi (26/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,062. Its county seat is Marion. It was created in 1785 and was originally known as Liberty County. However, four years later it was renamed Marion County, in honor Brigadier General Francis Marion, the famous "Swamp Fox" and a hero of the American Revolutionary War.
- Dillon County, South Carolina - north
- Horry County, South Carolina - east
- Georgetown County, South Carolina - south
- Williamsburg County, South Carolina - southwest
- Florence County, South Carolina - west
National protected area
As of the census of 2000, there were 35,466 people, 13,301 households, and 9,510 families residing in the county. The population density was 72 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 15,143 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 41.69% White, 56.35% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 1.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 13,301 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.30% were married couples living together, 23.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% 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 3.16.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% 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 85.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,526, and the median income for a family was $32,932. Males had a median income of $26,133 versus $18,392 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,878. About 18.90% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.30% of those under age 18 and 23.50% of those age 65 or over.
- Ariel Crossroad
- Brittons Neck
- Temperance Hill
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- Sellers, W. W. (William W.). A history of Marion county, South Carolina, from its earliest times to the present, 1901 (1902) at the Internet Archive
- 1905 Reprint of Bishop Gregg's History of the Old Cheraws with additional material as an appendix. (Google Book pdf)
|Florence County||Horry County|
|Williamsburg County||Georgetown County|