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Encyclopedia > Marlboro County, South Carolina
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Marlboro County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 28,818. Its county seat is Bennettsville6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,257 km˛ (485 mi˛). 1,242 km˛ (480 mi˛) of it is land and 14 km˛ (6 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.15% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 28,818 people, 10,478 households, and 7,334 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km˛ (60/mi˛). There are 11,894 housing units at an average density of 10/km˛ (25/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 44.49% White, 50.73% Black or African American, 3.36% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,478 households out of which 32.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.60% are married couples living together, 22.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% 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 3.14.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,598, and the median income for a family is $32,019. Males have a median income of $25,896 versus $20,590 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,385. 21.70% of the population and 17.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.20% of those under the age of 18 and 22.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Bennettsville
  • Blenheim
  • Clio
  • McColl
  • Tatum
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