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McCormick County, South Carolina

McCormick County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting McCormick County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1916
Named for Cyrus McCormick
Seat McCormick
Largest town McCormick
 • Total 394 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Land 359 sq mi (930 km2)
 • Water 35 sq mi (91 km2), 8.8%
 • (2010) 10,233
 • Density 28/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .orgmccormickcountysc

McCormick County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,233,[1] making it the least-populous county in South Carolina. Its county seat is McCormick.[2] The county was formed in 1916 from parts of Edgefield, Abbeville, and Greenwood Counties.[3]


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent Counties 1.1
    • National protected area 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Towns 3.1
    • census-designated places 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 394 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 359 square miles (930 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (8.8%) is water.[4] It is the smallest county in South Carolina by land area and second-smallest by total area. McCormick County is in the Savannah River basin.

Adjacent Counties

National protected area


As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,233 people residing in the county. 49.7% were Black or African American, 48.7% White, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 9,958 people, 3,558 households and 2,604 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 4,459 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 44.78% White, 53.88% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,558 households out of which 24.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 17.60% had a female householder with no husband present and 26.80% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 28.10% from 45 to 64 and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 113.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,577, and the median income for a family was $38,822. Males had a median income of $28,824 versus $21,587 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,770. About 15.10% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.50% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.



census-designated places

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "South Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". South Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

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