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Dillon County, South Carolina
Dillon County Courthouse.jpg
Dillon County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Dillon County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1910
Named for James W. Dillon
Seat Dillon
Largest city Dillon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

407 sq mi (1,054 km²)
405 sq mi (1,049 km²)
1.7 sq mi (4 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

28,292
79/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://dilloncounty.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Dillon County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the county's population was 28,292.[1] The county seat is Dillon.[2] Founded in 1910 from a portion of Marion County, both Dillon County and the city of Dillon were named for prosperous local citizen James W. Dillon (1826-1913), an Irishman who settled there and led a campaign to bring the railroad into the community. The result of this effort was the construction of the Wilson Short Cut Railroad, which later became part of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and which brought greater prosperity to the area by directly linking Dillon County to the national network of railroads.[3]

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 405 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.[4] It is the fifth-smallest county in South Carolina by area.

Adjacent counties[]

Major highways[]

  • Future I-73
  • I-95
  • US 301
  • US 501
  • SC 9
  • SC 22
  • SC 34
  • SC 38
  • SC 41
  • SC 57
  • SC 917

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 22,615
1920 25,278 11.8%
1930 25,733 1.8%
1940 29,625 15.1%
1950 30,930 4.4%
1960 30,584 −1.1%
1970 28,838 −5.7%
1980 31,083 7.8%
1990 29,114 −6.3%
2000 30,722 5.5%
2010 32,062 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2020[1]

2000 census[]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 30,722 people, 11,199 households, and 8,063 families residing in the county. The population density was 76 people per square mile (29/km²). There were 12,679 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 47% White, 49% Black or African American, 2.21% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,199 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 22.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 87.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,630, and the median income for a family was $32,690. Males had a median income of $26,908 versus $18,007 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,272. About 19.40% of families and 24.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.30% of those under age 18 and 26.60% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 32,062 people, 11,923 households, and 8,342 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 79.2 inhabitants per square mile (30.6 /km2). There were 13,742 housing units at an average density of 33.9 per square mile (13.1 /km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 48.0% white, 46.1% black or African American, 2.5% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.6% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 13.5% were American, 6.5% were English, and 5.4% were Irish.[12]

Of the 11,923 households, 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.0% were non-families, and 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.20. The median age was 36.7 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $26,818 and the median income for a family was $34,693. Males had a median income of $31,973 versus $22,100 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,684. About 26.2% of families and 30.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.8% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Politics[]

United States presidential election results for Dillon County, South Carolina[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 6,582 50.24% 6,436 49.13% 83 0.63%
2016 5,637 48.19% 5,834 49.87% 227 1.94%
2012 5,427 41.63% 7,523 57.71% 85 0.65%
2008 5,874 43.78% 7,408 55.21% 135 1.01%
2004 4,301 46.57% 4,832 52.32% 102 1.10%
2000 3,975 44.22% 4,930 54.84% 85 0.95%
1996 2,774 39.29% 3,992 56.54% 295 4.18%
1992 3,575 38.07% 4,953 52.75% 862 9.18%
1988 3,793 53.66% 3,251 45.99% 25 0.35%
1984 4,646 57.71% 3,360 41.74% 44 0.55%
1980 3,385 42.31% 4,518 56.48% 97 1.21%
1976 2,527 33.08% 5,089 66.62% 23 0.30%
1972 4,364 72.32% 1,604 26.58% 66 1.09%
1968 2,396 35.73% 2,178 32.48% 2,132 31.79%
1964 2,742 49.72% 2,773 50.28% 0 0.00%
1960 1,439 35.17% 2,652 64.83% 0 0.00%
1956 313 10.49% 1,879 62.97% 792 26.54%
1952 1,473 48.28% 1,578 51.72% 0 0.00%
1948 24 1.33% 808 44.89% 968 53.78%
1944 27 2.69% 864 86.06% 113 11.25%
1940 25 2.80% 868 97.20% 0 0.00%
1936 5 0.45% 1,104 99.55% 0 0.00%
1932 20 1.96% 998 98.04% 0 0.00%
1928 21 3.63% 558 96.37% 0 0.00%
1924 3 0.50% 598 99.50% 0 0.00%
1920 5 0.50% 1,003 99.50% 0 0.00%
1916 0 0.00% 972 100.00% 0 0.00%
1912 2 0.29% 680 98.12% 11 1.59%



Communities[]

  • Dillon (county seat)
  • Floydale
  • Fork
  • Hamer
  • Kemper
  • Lake View
  • Latta
  • Little Rock
  • Minturn

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Dillon County, South Carolina
  • Alfred W. Bethea

References[]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/45/45033.html. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.dilloncounty.sc.gov/history
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/counties_list_45.txt. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/sc190090.txt. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US45033. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US45033. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US45033. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US45033. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

External links[]

Coordinates: 34°23′N 79°23′W / 34.39, -79.38


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