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South Carolina Census Data: Population & Housing Density

Population, Areas, and Housing Density for South Carolina counties are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


South Carolina Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
South Carolina

4,012,012

1,753,670

32,020.20

1,910.73

30,109.47

133.2

58.2

South Carolina
Abbeville Co.26,16711,656511.053.02508.0351.522.9Abbeville Co.
Aiken Co.142,55261,9871,080.467.791,072.66132.957.8Aiken Co.
Allendale Co.11,2114,568412.584.38408.2027.511.2Allendale Co.
Anderson Co.165,74073,213757.4539.43718.02230.8102.0Anderson Co.
Bamberg Co.16,6587,130395.472.22393.2542.418.1Bamberg Co.
Barnwell Co.23,47810,191557.258.84548.4142.818.6Barnwell Co.
Beaufort Co.120,93760,509922.88336.03586.86206.1103.1Beaufort Co.
Berkeley Co.142,65154,7171,228.07130.351,097.72130.049.8Berkeley Co.
Calhoun Co.15,1856,864392.3412.11380.2239.918.1Calhoun Co.
Charleston Co.309,969141,0311,358.11439.61918.51337.5153.5Charleston Co.
Cherokee Co.52,53722,400397.284.59392.69133.857.0Cherokee Co.
Chester Co.34,06814,374586.165.64580.5258.724.8Chester Co.
Chesterfield Co.42,76818,818805.787.18798.6053.623.6Chesterfield Co.
Clarendon Co.32,50215,303695.6688.46607.2153.525.2Clarendon Co.
Colleton Co.38,26418,1291,133.2176.861,056.3636.217.2Colleton Co.
Darlington Co.67,39428,942566.785.63561.14120.151.6Darlington Co.
Dillon Co.30,72212,679406.541.70404.8475.931.3Dillon Co.
Dorchester Co.96,41337,237576.691.96574.73167.864.8Dorchester Co.
Edgefield Co.24,5959,223506.544.64501.8949.018.4Edgefield Co.
Fairfield Co.23,45410,383709.9323.34686.5934.215.1Fairfield Co.
Florence Co.125,76151,836803.743.90799.84157.264.8Florence Co.
Georgetown Co.55,79728,2821,035.00220.16814.8368.534.7Georgetown Co.
Greenville Co.379,616162,803794.964.88790.08480.5206.1Greenville Co.
Greenwood Co.66,27128,243462.947.42455.52145.562.0Greenwood Co.
Hampton Co.21,3868,582562.632.85559.7838.215.3Hampton Co.
Horry Co.196,629122,0851,254.96121.281,133.68173.4107.7Horry Co.
Jasper Co.20,6787,928699.7943.67656.1231.512.1Jasper Co.
Kershaw Co.52,64722,683740.2514.00726.2672.531.2Kershaw Co.
Lancaster Co.61,35124,962555.296.30548.99111.845.5Lancaster Co.
Laurens Co.69,56730,239723.988.87715.1197.342.3Laurens Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
South Carolina

4,012,012

1,753,670

32,020.20

1,910.73

30,109.47

133.2

58.2

South Carolina
Lee Co.20,1197,670411.301.00410.3049.018.7Lee Co.
Lexington Co.216,01490,978757.8858.63699.25308.9130.1Lexington Co.
McCormick Co.9,9584,459393.8534.29359.5627.712.4McCormick Co.
Marion Co.35,46615,143494.095.03489.0672.531.0Marion Co.
Marlboro Co.28,81811,894485.285.57479.7160.124.8Marlboro Co.
Newberry Co.36,10816,805647.2816.51630.7757.226.6Newberry Co.
Oconee Co.66,21532,383673.5848.17625.41105.951.8Oconee Co.
Orangeburg Co.91,58239,3041,128.0921.931,106.1682.835.5Orangeburg Co.
Pickens Co.110,75746,000511.8514.96496.89222.992.6Pickens Co.
Richland Co.320,677129,793771.7215.30756.41423.9171.6Richland Co.
Saluda Co.19,1818,543461.789.30452.4842.418.9Saluda Co.
Spartanburg Co.253,791106,986819.148.22810.93313.0131.9Spartanburg Co.
Sumter Co.104,64641,751682.0316.63665.41157.362.7Sumter Co.
Union Co.29,88113,351515.921.80514.1258.126.0Union Co.
Williamsburg Co.37,21715,552936.923.02933.9039.916.7Williamsburg Co.
York Co.164,61466,061695.7213.27682.45241.296.8York Co.

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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