Calhoun County, South Carolina

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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 United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded1908
Named forJohn C. Calhoun
SeatSt. Matthews
Largest citySt. Matthews
Area
 • Total392 sq mi (1,015 km2)
 • Land380 sq mi (984 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (31 km2), 3.09%
Population
 • (2010)15,175
 • Density40/sq mi (15.4/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.calhouncounty.sc.gov
 
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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 United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded1908
Named forJohn C. Calhoun
SeatSt. Matthews
Largest citySt. Matthews
Area
 • Total392 sq mi (1,015 km2)
 • Land380 sq mi (984 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (31 km2), 3.09%
Population
 • (2010)15,175
 • Density40/sq mi (15.4/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.calhouncounty.sc.gov

Calhoun County is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 15,175.[1] Its county seat is St. Matthews.[2] 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.

Calhoun County is part of the Columbia, South Carolina metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 392.5 square miles (1,016.6 km2), of which 381.2 square miles (987.3 km2) is land and 11.3 square miles (29.3 km2) (3.09%) is water.[3] It is the smallest county by area in South Carolina.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
191016,634
192018,38410.5%
193016,707−9.1%
194016,229−2.9%
195014,753−9.1%
196012,256−16.9%
197010,780−12.0%
198012,20613.2%
199012,7534.5%
200015,18519.1%
201015,175−0.1%
Est. 201214,910−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] 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.

Communities[edit]

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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