McCormick County, South Carolina

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McCormick County, South Carolina
McCormickSC courthouse.jpg
Map of South Carolina highlighting McCormick 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 1914
Named for Cyrus McCormick
Seat McCormick
Largest city McCormick
Area
 • Total 394 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Land 360 sq mi (932 km2)
 • Water 34 sq mi (88 km2), 8.71%
Population
 • (2010) 10,233
 • Density 28/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website mccormickcountysc.org

McCormick County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,233.[1] Its county seat is McCormick.[2] The county was formed in 1916 from parts of Edgefield, Abbeville, and Greenwood counties.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 394 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 360 square miles (930 km2) is land and 34 square miles (88 km2) (8.71%) is water.[3] In terms of area, McCormick County is the smallest county in the state of South Carolina.

Adjacent Counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 16,444
1930 11,471 −30.2%
1940 10,367 −9.6%
1950 9,577 −7.6%
1960 8,629 −9.9%
1970 7,955 −7.8%
1980 7,797 −2.0%
1990 8,868 13.7%
2000 9,958 12.3%
2010 10,233 2.8%
Est. 2012 9,943 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,233 people residing in the county. 49.7% were Black or African American, 48.7% White, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,958 people, 3,558 households and 2,604 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 4,459 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 44.78% White, 53.88% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,558 households out of which 24.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 17.60% had a female householder with no husband present and 26.80% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 28.10% from 45 to 64 and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 113.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,577, and the median income for a family was $38,822. Males had a median income of $28,824 versus $21,587 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,770. About 15.10% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.50% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Towns[edit]

  1. 2,783 - McCormick
  2. 117 - Parksville
  3. 82 - Plum Branch

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  1. 381 - Clarks Hill
  2. 218 - Modoc
  3. 216 - Mount Carmel
  4. 142 - Willington

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 33°54′N 82°18′W / 33.90°N 82.30°W / 33.90; -82.30