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Encyclopedia > Anderson County, South Carolina
Anderson County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Anderson County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Statistics
Formed
Seat Anderson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,962 km² (757 mi²)
1,860 km² (718 mi²)
102 km² (39 mi²), 5.21%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

173,550
89/km² 
Website: www.andersoncountysc.org

Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of 2004, the population is 173,550. Its county seat is Anderson6. It is included in the Anderson, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area (population 165,740 according to year 2000 U.S. Census figures. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... 1880 US Census of Hoboken, New Jersey The United States Census is mandated by the United States Constitution[1]. The population is enumerated every 10 years and the results are used to allocate Congressional seats (congressional apportionment), electoral votes, and government program funding. ...

Contents

Government

Anderson County has a Council-Administrator form of government under South Carolina law. County Councilmen are elected in seven districts for two year terms. All seven council seat is open for election every two years. The County Council hires and fires administrators at their will. The administrator's office prepares the county budget for each fiscal year and runs the day to day operations of the county. The council approves the county budget and makes all policies that the administrator is to carry out.


The current Anderson County Administrator is Joey Preston


The current Anderson County Councilmen are:


District 1: Fred "Bootstrap" Tolly (R-Anderson City) District 2: Gracie Floyd (D-Anderson City) District 3: Larry Greer (R-Belton area) District 4: Bill McAbee (R-Pendleton area) District 5: Michael G. Thompson (R-Iva area) District 6: Bill Dees (Powdersville area) District 7: M. Cindy Wilson (Williamston area)


Recent Controversy

Since Councilwoman M. Cindy Wilson was elected in 2000, there has been animosity between her and the county administrator, Joey Preston. The indiscrepancies in the county budget pointed out by Wilson have raised eyebrows towards Preston, as well as several investigations. Preston claims to have 'released' these records that Wilson has requested under the Freedom of Information Act, yet much of the information contained in theses records have been censored beyond any usefulness. M. Cindy Wilson believes that this matter can be resolved with an audit.


This, combined with a fight over school vouchers between Republicans in the State House delegation, has caused a large ideological rift in Anderson County between the progressive Republicans and conservative Republicans.


In District 1, former State Senator, Bob Waldrep, easily won the primary as Fred Tolly did not seek another term. He is opposed by Democrat John W. Owens, who is manager of the Anderson County Fair & Expo Center.


In District 2, conservative Republican Marshall Mitchell will oppose Democratic Councilwoman Gracie Floyd in the majority-minority district. Councilwoman Floyd is heavily favored to win.


In District 3, after narrowly surviving a primary challenge, incumbent Republican Larry Greer faces independent conservative petition candidate Eddie Moore.


In District 4, Bill McAbee was easily re-elected. He faces no Democratic opposition in the November election


In District 5, after a four-way primary, incumbent Michael G. Thompson edged former Councilman Mike Holden in the primary run-off. Thompson faces no Democratic opposition in November.


In District 6 the conservatives have picked up one more seat on the Council with the victory of conservative Republican, Ron Wilson, over incumbent Bill Dees in District 6. He has no Democratic opponent in November. Ron Wilson is the national commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans since 2002, and a South Carolina Senate hopeful for Anderson County, South Carolina. ...


In District 7, after defeating primary challenger Julia Barnes, the incumbent M. Cindy Wilson has defeated the Democrat Ed Jean by a crushing 64%.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,962 km² (757 mi²). 1,860 km² (718 mi²) of it is land and 102 km² (39 mi²) of it (5.21%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent Counties

Pickens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Laurens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Abbeville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Elbert County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Pickens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Hart County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 165,740,000 people, 649 households, and 4 families residing in the county. The population density was 89/km² (231/mi²). There were 73,213 housing units at an average density of 39/km² (102/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.56% White, 16.59% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 65,649 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 45 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,807, and the median income for a family was $44,229. Males had a median income of $32,316 versus $23,834 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,365. About 9.10% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.30% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

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Capital

Columbia Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Belton is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,461. ... Centerville is a census-designated place located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Clemson is a city located in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Homeland Park is a census-designated place located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Honea Path is a town located in South Carolina. ... Iva is a town located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Northlake is a census-designated place located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Pelzer is a town located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Pendleton is a town located in Anderson County, South Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,966. ... Piedmont is a census-designated place located in South Carolina. ... Powdersville is a census-designated place located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Starr is a town located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... West Pelzer is a town located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Williamston is a town located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Carolina. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ...

Regions

Capital City/Lake Murray Country | Grand Strand | Historic Charleston | Midlands | Old 96 District | Olde English District | Pee Dee | Piedmont | Sandhills | Santee Cooper Country | South Carolina Low Country | Metrolina | Thoroghbred Country | The Upstate This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Lake Murray Country is a large area of South Carolina, USA; the region is approximately 78 acres of water and 50,000 acres of land. ... The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Charleston, South Carolinas Oldest City Charleston is an American city located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... The Midlands roughly refers to an area in the middle of South_Carolina, including but not limited to: Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties. ... Old 96 District now a popular tourist destination was ruled by the Cherokee Indians. ... The Olde English District is a region of South Carolina encompassing Camden, Chester, Clover, Fort Mill, Kershaw, Lake Wylie, Lancaster, Rock Hill, Woodruff, and York counties. ... The Pee Dee region of South Carolina is the northeastern corner of the state. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... A hiking trail snakes through Weymouth Woods in the sandhills region of North Carolina. ... Santee Cooper Country refers to the area in south central South Carolina surrounding the Santee Cooper Lakes. ... The South Carolina Low Country is a term used to describe the states coastal counties, generally south of Charleston. ... The Charlotte metropolitan area, formally known as the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill CMSA, is composed of seven counties in North Carolina and one county in South Carolina, though six other counties in North Carolina and two in South Carolina are also considered part of the region. ... The Upcountry is the region in northwestern South Carolina. ...

Cities

Columbia | Charleston | North Charleston | Rock Hill | Camden | Mount Pleasant | Myrtle Beach | Greenville | Aiken | Spartanburg | Florence List of cities in South Carolina, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown, Port City, Charlie O C-Port City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... North Charleston is a city located in South Carolina. ... Rock Hill is a city located in York County, South Carolina and a suburb of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Camden is a city located in Kershaw County, South Carolina. ... Mount Pleasant is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, in the United States. ... Location Location of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina Coordinates , Government County Horry Mayor John Rhodes Geographical characteristics Area     City 43. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Aiken is a city located in Aiken County, South Carolina and is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. ... Spartanburg is a city in and the county seat of Spartanburg CountyGR6 in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and is the second largest city of the three primary cities in the Upstate region. ... City nickname: Flo-Town Location in the state of South Carolina Founded   â€” Incorporated 1719 1890 Counties Florence County Darlington County Mayor Frank E. Willis Area   â€” Land   â€” Water 17. ...

Rivers

Santee River | Savannah River | Pee Dee River | Edisto River | Cooper River | Waccamaw River | Catawba River | Black River | Coosawhatchie River | Congaree River | Reedy River | Enoree River | Stono River | Tugaloo River | Broad River | Wando River This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of South Carolina: Ashepoo River Ashley River Big Black Creek Black River Broad River (2 - Beaufort Co. ... The Santee River is a river in South Carolina in the United States, approximately 143 mi (230 km long). ... For the Department of Energy facility, see Savannah River Site The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. ... Shad Fishing in February Pee Dee River, Yauhanna, South Carolina The Pee Dee River, also known as the Great Pee Dee River, is a river in South Carolina. ... The Edisto River is the longest completely undammed / unleveed blackwater river in North America, flowing 206 meandering miles from its source in Saluda County, to its Atlantic Ocean mouth at Edisto Beach, SC. It rises in two main tributaries (North Fork & South Fork) from springs under the Sand Hills region... The Cooper River is a river in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... The Waccamaw River is a river, approximately 140 mi (225 km) long, in southeastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina in the United States. ... The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River, approximately 220 mi (354 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. ... The Black River originates at the conjunction of several minor swamps just to the south of the city of Bishopville, South Carolina, flowing southeasterly on the coastal plain of South Carolina to empty into the Pee Dee River north of Georgetown, South Carolina. ... The Coosawhatchie River originates near the Towns of Allendale and Fairfax and accepts drainage from Swallow Savanna, Harters Pond, Little Duck Branch, Duck Branch, Beech Branch (LevyBay), Blood Hill Creek, and Cedar Branch. ... Congaree River at the fall line, Columbia, South Carolina The Congaree River is a short but wide river in South Carolina in the United States. ... The Reedy River is a tributary of the Saluda River, about 65 mi (105 km) long, in northwestern South Carolina in the United States. ... The Enoree River is a tributary of the Broad River, 85 mi (137 km) long, in northwestern South Carolina in the United States [1]. Via the Broad and Congaree Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Santee River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean [2]. The Enoree rises... The Stono River is a tidal channel in Southeast South Carolina, Southwest of Charleston. ... The Tugaloo River (originally Tugalo River) is a short river bordering Georgia and South Carolina. ... The Broad River is a tidal channel, in Beaufort and Jasper County, South Carolina. ... The Wando River is a tidewater river in the coastal area of South Carolina. ...

Interstates

Interstate 20 | Interstate 20 Bus. | Interstate 26 | Interstate 126 | Interstate 526 | Interstate 73 | Interstate 74 | Interstate 174 | Interstate 77 | Interstate 85 | Interstate 85 Bus. | Interstate 185 | Interstate 385 | Interstate 585 | Interstate 95 South Carolina State Highway 2 South Carolina State Highway 3 South Carolina State Highway 4 South Carolina State Highway 5 South Carolina State Highway 6 South Carolina State Highway 7 South Carolina State Highway 8 South Carolina State Highway 9 South Carolina State Highway 10 South Carolina State Highway 11... Interstate 20 (abbreviated I-20) is a major east-west interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Business Spur Interstate 20 is a spur route that acts as a brief extension of Interstate 20 from its eastern terminus at the interchange with Interstate 95 in Florence, South Carolina. ... Interstate 26 (abbreviated I-26) is an east-west main route of the Interstate Highway System in the Southeastern United States. ... Interstate 126 is a spur route of Interstate 26, near Columbia, South Carolina. ... Interstate 526 (abbreviated I-526) or the Mark Clark Expressway is an unfinshed beltway Interstate Highway of Interstate 26 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. It forms a 19. ... Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Interstate 174 (abbreviated I-174) is a proposed 3-digit interstate highway route in Horry County, South Carolina that will connect Future Interstate 74 (SC 31 - Carolina Bays Parkway) to North Myrtle Beach near Main Street. ... Interstate 77 (abbreviated I-77) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 85 Business is a Business Loop of the Interstate Highway System and a freeway, running along the old route of Interstate 85 through Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. ... Interstate 185 is located in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. ... Interstate 385 (abbreviated I-385) is an interstate highway located in The Upstate region of South Carolina. ... Interstate 585 (abbreviated I-585) stretches from an Interstate 85 Business loop to Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Interstate 95 is a major interstate highway, running along the East Coast of the United States from Florida to Maine. ...

Counties

Abbeville | Aiken | Allendale | Anderson | Bamberg | Barnwell | Beaufort | Berkeley | Calhoun | Charleston | Cherokee | Chester | Chesterfield | Clarendon | Colleton | Darlington | Dillon | Dorchester | Edgefield | Fairfield | Florence | Georgetown | Greenville | Greenwood | Hampton | Horry | Jasper | Kershaw | Lancaster | Laurens | Lee | Lexington | Marion | Marlboro | McCormick | Newberry | Oconee | Orangeburg | Pickens | Richland | Saluda | Spartanburg | Sumter | Union | Williamsburg | York List of South Carolina counties Categories: Lists of U.S. counties | South Carolina counties ... Abbeville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Aiken County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Allendale County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Bamberg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Barnwell County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Beaufort County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Berkeley County is a county in the state of South Carolina. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Charleston County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Chester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Chesterfield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Clarendon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Colleton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Darlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Dillon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Dorchester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Edgefield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Fairfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Florence County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenwood County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Hampton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Horry County (pronouced ORR-EEE; IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Kershaw County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lancaster County, South Carolina - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Laurens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lexington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Marlboro County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... McCormick County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Newberry County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Orangeburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Pickens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Saluda County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Location in the state of South Carolina Formed 1871 Seat Kingstree Area  - Total  - Water 2,427 km² (937 mi²) 8 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ...


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Anderson County, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (802 words)
Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,807, and the median income for a family was $44,229.
Anderson, South Carolina: Information from Answers.com (1360 words)
It is the principal city of and is included in the Anderson, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area (population 165,740 according to 2000 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau), which is further included in the larger Greenvile-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area (population 1,185,534 according to 2005 U.S. Census Bureau estimates).
Anderson was the first city in the United States to have a continuous supply of electric power which in turn was supplied by a water mill located in the high shoals area of the Rocky River in Anderson County.
Anderson is the central city of an urbanized area with a total population of 70,530 (2000 census).
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