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Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,128 sq mi (2,922 km²)

22 sq mi (57 km²), 1.94%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91,582
83/sq mi (32/km²)
Founded 1785
Website www.orangeburgcounty.org

Orangeburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 91,582. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 92,167.[1] Its county seat is Orangeburg.[2]

Contents

Geography

First Baptist Church, Orangeburg County, SC

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,128 square miles (2,922 km²), of which, 1,106 square miles (2,865 km²) of it is land and 22 square miles (57 km²) of it (1.94%) is water.

History

Orangeburg Judicial District was formed in 1769 from a mostly unorganized upland area between the Congaree and Savannah Rivers. A county, initially of the same name but later Orange, was organized within the district but deorganized in 1791.

About half of Orangeburg District, the southwest portion bordering on the Savannah River, was separated as Barnwell District in 1800. In 1804 the northern third of the county was separated to form the new Lexington District, which gained another, smaller portion of Orangeburg District in 1832.

In 1868, under the revised state constitution, South Carolina districts became counties, with officials elected by the resident voters rather than by state officials as done previously.

A small western portion of Orangeburg county was annexed to the newly formed Aiken County in 1871. In 1908 the northern portion of the County along the Congaree River was separated and included in the newly formed Calhoun county, with its seat at Saint Matthews. In 1910 a small western portion of Berkeley County, around Holly Hill and Eutawville, was annexed to Orangeburg County, thus bringing the county to its present size.

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Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Confederate memorial, Orangeburg, South Carolina

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 91,582 people, 34,118 households, and 23,882 families residing in the county. The population density was 83 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 39,304 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 37.17% White, 60.86% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,118 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.10% were married couples living together, 20.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,567, and the median income for a family was $36,165. Males had a median income of $29,331 versus $20,956 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,057. About 17.00% of families and 21.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.20% of those under age 18 and 22.30% of those age 65 or over.

Local Native Americans

The traditional lands of the Pee Dee tribes (such as the Beaver Creek Indians and the Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek) are between the two forks of the Edisto River in Orangeburg County, and especially along Beaver Creek. Historical accounts refer to them in this area as far back as the 1700s. Most of the tribe members still live in this area. The Beaver Creek Indians achieved state recognition on January 27, 2006 but are still working toward federal recognition. The tribe was formed as a non-profit organization in 1998. Their original language family was Siouan (though today all speak English). Common family names within the tribe are: Chavis, Hutto, Williams, Barr, Bolin, Jackson, Huffman and Gleaton.

Agriculture

Orangburg County is one of the largest agricultural producing counties in South Carolina, with fertile, slightly rolling land. Major crops are cotton, soybeans, corn, turf grass and watermelons.

Grain elevator in Orangeburg, SC
Soybeans ready for harvest, with center pivot irrigation setup, Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Harvested cotton in modules ready for pickup, Orangeburg County, SC

Cities, Towns, & CDPs

See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2005-01-45.xls
  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°26′N 80°48′W / 33.44°N 80.80°W / 33.44; -80.80


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Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Map
File:Map of South Carolina highlighting Orangeburg 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 1785
Seat Orangeburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.94%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91582
Website: www.orangeburgcounty.org

Orangeburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 91,582. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 92,167.[1] Its county seat is Orangeburg6.

Contents

Geography

First Baptist Church, Orangeburg County, SC

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,922 km² (1,128 sq mi). 2,865 km² (1,106 sq mi) of it is land and 57 km² (22 sq mi) of it (1.94%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Confederate memorial, Orangeburg, South Carolina

As of the census² of 2000, there were 91,582 people, 34,118 households, and 23,882 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (83/sq mi). There were 39,304 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 37.17% White, 60.86% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,118 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.10% were married couples living together, 20.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,567, and the median income for a family was $36,165. Males had a median income of $29,331 versus $20,956 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,057. About 17.00% of families and 21.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.20% of those under age 18 and 22.30% of those age 65 or over.

Local Native Americans

The traditional lands of the Beaver Creek Indians are between the two forks of the Edisto River in Orangeburg County, and especially along Beaver Creek. Historical accounts refer to them in this area as far back as the 1700's. Most of the tribe members still live in this area. The Beaver Creek Indians achieved state recognition on January 27, 2006 but are still working toward federal recognition. The tribe was formed as a non-profit organization in 1998. They have never been isolated on a reservation and so have always farmed or held jobs within the local community. Their original language family was Siouan (though today all speak English). Common family names within the tribe are: Chavis, Hutto, Williams, Barr, Bolin, Jackson, Huffman and Gleaton.

Agriculture

Orangburg County is one of the largest agricultural producing counties in South Carolina, with fertile, slighly rolling land. Major crops are cotton, soybeans, corn, turf grass and watermelons.

Grain elevator in Orangeburg, SC
Soybeans ready for harvest, with center pivot irrigation setup, Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Harvested cotton in modules ready for pickup, Orangeburg County, SC

Cities, Towns, & CDPs

Notes

  1. ^ [1]

Coordinates: 33°26′N 80°48′W / 33.44, -80.80

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