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Calhoun County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat St. Matthews
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

392 sq mi (1,015 km²)
380 sq mi (984 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 3.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,185
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1908

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 15,185; a 2005 Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 15,100.[1] It is named for John C. Calhoun, the former U.S. Vice-President, Senator, Representative and cabinet member from South Carolina. It was formed in 1908 from portions of Lexington and Orangeburg counties. Its county seat is St. Matthews.[2]

Calhoun County is part of the Columbia, South Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 392 square miles (1,016 km²), of which, 380 square miles (985 km²) of it is land and 12 square miles (31 km²) of it (3.09%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 15,185 people, 5,917 households, and 4,272 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 6,864 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 50.03% White, 48.69% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,917 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 15.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,736, and the median income for a family was $39,823. Males had a median income of $31,431 versus $22,267 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,446. About 13.20% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

References

  1. ^ Census Data
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 33°40′N 80°47′W / 33.67°N 80.78°W / 33.67; -80.78


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Calhoun County, South Carolina
Map
File:Map of South Carolina highlighting Calhoun County.png
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1908
Seat St. Matthews
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.09%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15185

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 15,185; a 2005 Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 15,100.[1] Its county seat is St. Matthews6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,016 km² (392 sq mi). 985 km² (380 sq mi) of it is land and 31 km² (12 sq mi) of it (3.09%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,185 people, 5,917 households, and 4,272 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (40/sq mi). There were 6,864 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 50.03% White, 48.69% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,917 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 15.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,736, and the median income for a family was $39,823. Males had a median income of $31,431 versus $22,267 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,446. About 13.20% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notes

  1. ^ [1]

Coordinates: 33°40′N 80°47′W / 33.67, -80.78

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