Hampton County, South Carolina


Hampton County, South Carolina

Infobox U.S. County
county = Hampton County
state = South Carolina




map size = 200
founded =
seat = Hampton | area_total_sq_mi =563
area_land_sq_mi =560
area_water_sq_mi =3
area percentage = 0.51%
census yr = 2000
pop = 21386
density_km2 =15
web = www.hamptoncountysc.org
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Hampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The 2000 census recorded its population to be 21,386, with nearly 65% of this classified as rural. Its county seat is Hampton.GR|6 The county includes two small urban clusters: Hampton (2000 pop.: 4,011) and Estill (3,637). The name originates from Civil War general Wade Hampton.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 563 square miles (1,457 km²), of which, 560 square miles (1,450 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.51%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

*Bamberg County, South Carolina - north
*Colleton County, South Carolina - east
*Beaufort County, South Carolina - southeast
*Jasper County, South Carolina - south
*Effingham County, Georgia - southwest
*Screven County, Georgia - west
*Allendale County, South Carolina - northwest

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 21,386 people, 7,444 households, and 5,315 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 8,582 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 42.89% White, 55.67% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 2.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,444 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.90% were married couples living together, 18.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,771, and the median income for a family was $34,559. Males had a median income of $29,440 versus $20,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,129. About 17.80% of families and 21.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, towns and named places

*Brunson
*Estill
*Furman
*Gifford
*Hampton
*Luray
*McPhersonville
*Scotia
*Varnville
*Yemassee

References


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