Clarendon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 32,502. Its county seat is Manning6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,802 km˛ (696 mi˛). 1,573 km˛ (607 mi˛) of it is land and 229 km˛ (88 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 12.72% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 32,502 people, 11,812 households, and 8,599 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km˛ (54/mi˛). There are 15,303 housing units at an average density of 10/km˛ (25/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 44.93% White, 53.14% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 1.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,812 households out of which 31.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% are married couples living together, 19.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% are non-families. 24.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.12.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $27,131, and the median income for a family is $33,951. Males have a median income of $28,459 versus $20,011 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,998. 23.10% of the population and 18.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.10% of those under the age of 18 and 24.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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