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Encyclopedia > Oconee County, South Carolina
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Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 66,215. Its county seat is Walhalla6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,745 km˛ (674 mi˛). 1,620 km˛ (625 mi˛) of it is land and 125 km˛ (48 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 7.15% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 66,215 people, 27,283 households, and 19,589 families residing in the county. The population density is 41/km˛ (106/mi˛). There are 32,383 housing units at an average density of 20/km˛ (52/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 89.14% White, 8.38% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 27,283 households out of which 28.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% are married couples living together, 10.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 24.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.85.


In the county, the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $36,666, and the median income for a family is $43,047. Males have a median income of $31,032 versus $22,156 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,965. 10.80% of the population and 7.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.00% of those under the age of 18 and 12.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Salem
  • Seneca
  • Utica
  • Walhalla
  • West Union
  • Westminster
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
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South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1829 words)
South Carolina is a state in the Southern region of the United States.
The Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.
South Carolina is bounded to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Oconee County, South Carolina - definition of Oconee County, South Carolina in Encyclopedia (370 words)
Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina.
In the county, the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $36,666, and the median income for a family is $43,047.
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