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Encyclopedia > Florence County, South Carolina

Florence County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 125,761. Its county seat is Florence6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,082 km˛ (804 mi˛). 2,072 km˛ (800 mi˛) of it is land and 10 km˛ (4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.49% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 125,761 people, 47,147 households, and 33,804 families residing in the county. The population density is 61/km˛ (157/mi˛). There are 51,836 housing units at an average density of 25/km˛ (65/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 58.65% White, 39.34% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 47,147 households out of which 33.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.70% are married couples living together, 18.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% are non-families. 24.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.08.


In the county, the population is spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 88.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $35,144, and the median income for a family is $41,274. Males have a median income of $32,065 versus $21,906 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,876. 16.40% of the population and 13.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.30% of those under the age of 18 and 16.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

Regions of South Carolina
Capital City/Lake Murray Country | Grand Strand | Historic Charleston | Old 96 District | Olde English District | Pee Dee | Santee Cooper Country | South Carolina Low Country | South Carolina Upcountry | Thoroughbred Country
Coastal Plain | Piedmont | Blue Ridge Mountains
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


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Florence, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (745 words)
Though Florence was part of one of the original townships laid out by the Lords Proprieters in 1719, it was only slowly and thinly settled until the coming of the railroads.
After the war, Florence grew and prospered, using the railroad to supply its cotton, timber, and by the turn of the century, tobacco.
Coker College at Hartsville and Coastal Carolina University at Conway are nearby.
Florence County, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
Florence County is a county located in the state of South Carolina.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $35,144, and the median income for a family is $41,274.
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