Marion County, South Carolina

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Marion County, South Carolina
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 301 Church St., Mullins, South Carolina.JPG
Map of South Carolina highlighting Marion County
Location in the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1800
Seat Marion
Largest city Marion
Area
 • Total 494 sq mi (1,279 km2)
 • Land 489 sq mi (1,267 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 33,062
 • Density 68/sq mi (26/km2)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.marionsc.org

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,062.[1] Its county seat is Marion.[2] The county was created in 1785 and was originally known as Liberty County. However, four years later it was renamed Marion County, in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion,[3] the famous "Swamp Fox" and a hero of the American Revolutionary War. In 1910, a separated portion of the county was founded as adjacent Dillon County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 494 square miles (1,280 km2), of which 489 square miles (1,270 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (1.0%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18006,914
18108,88428.5%
182010,20114.8%
183011,2089.9%
184013,93224.3%
185017,40724.9%
186021,19021.7%
187022,1604.6%
188034,10753.9%
189029,976−12.1%
190035,18117.4%
191020,596−41.5%
192023,72115.2%
193027,22114.8%
194030,10710.6%
195033,11010.0%
196032,014−3.3%
197030,270−5.4%
198034,17912.9%
199033,899−0.8%
200035,4664.6%
201033,062−6.8%
Est. 201631,726[5]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] 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 56.35% Black or African American, 41.69% White, 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.

According to the 2010 U.S. Religious Census, Marion County had the highest concentration of followers of the Bahá'í Faith of any county in the United States, at 5.5%.[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 33,062 people, 13,058 households, and 8,881 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 67.6 inhabitants per square mile (26.1/km2). There were 14,953 housing units at an average density of 30.6 per square mile (11.8/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 55.9% black or African American, 40.6% white, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 7.8% were American, 6.3% were English, and 5.2% were Irish.[14]

Of the 13,058 households, 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 24.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were non-families, and 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 39.9 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $30,629 and the median income for a family was $38,043. Males had a median income of $32,414 versus $24,929 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,653. About 21.4% of families and 25.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.8% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 38.1% 5,444 60.0% 8,569 1.8% 263
2012 34.5% 5,164 64.7% 9,688 0.9% 134
2008 35.7% 5,416 63.3% 9,608 1.0% 150
2004 41.4% 5,589 57.5% 7,767 1.1% 151
2000 38.6% 4,687 60.6% 7,358 0.9% 104
1996 34.4% 3,595 60.9% 6,359 4.8% 497
1992 35.2% 3,647 56.3% 5,843 8.5% 886
1988 46.4% 4,403 52.8% 5,008 0.8% 75
1984 48.1% 4,698 51.6% 5,043 0.3% 32
1980 37.7% 3,321 61.1% 5,379 1.2% 101
1976 34.1% 3,076 65.7% 5,927 0.1% 13
1972 64.7% 4,719 34.9% 2,545 0.5% 34
1968 36.9% 2,512 41.4% 2,821 21.8% 1,484
1964 61.0% 3,197 39.0% 2,046
1960 40.7% 1,646 59.3% 2,397
1956 13.2% 417 44.0% 1,390 42.8% 1,353
1952 59.0% 2,313 41.0% 1,610
1948 0.9% 14 19.6% 301 79.5% 1,219
1944 1.0% 9 92.9% 858 6.2% 57
1940 2.5% 18 97.6% 716
1936 0.4% 5 99.6% 1,219
1932 1.3% 12 98.8% 948
1928 7.0% 51 93.0% 682
1924 0.3% 2 99.7% 616
1920 0.1% 1 99.9% 808
1916 0.3% 3 99.1% 1,019 0.6% 6
1912 0.4% 3 98.1% 710 1.5% 11
1904 3.2% 49 96.9% 1,507
1900 8.4% 119 91.6% 1,296

Historic places[edit]

  • Neal and Dixon's Warehouse
  • Marion Courthouse
  • Records Building
  • Old Opera House (Gasque Motor Co.)
  • Marion Public Library
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Masonic Lodge
  • McDonald-McLendon House
  • Gibson-Rogers House
  • Oakenwald (Jones-Hunter House)
  • Bluefields (Blue-McCollum House)
  • Montgomery-Boyce House
  • Gasque House
  • Godbold-Davis House
  • McIntyre-Ammons House
  • Young-Johnson House
  • Gibson-Witherspoon House
  • Durantia (Durant Family)
  • the Marion County Museum
  • Wilcox-Turbeville House

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 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. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ Religious Congregations and Membership Study. "2010 Religious Census Data" (PDF). Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-13. 

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Coordinates: 34°05′N 79°22′W / 34.08°N 79.36°W / 34.08; -79.36