Marion County, South Carolina facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
|• Total||494 sq mi (1,280 km2)|
|• Land||489 sq mi (1,270 km2)|
|• Water||4.9 sq mi (13 km2) 1.0%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||66.93/sq mi (25.841/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,062. Its county seat is Marion. The county was created in 1785 and was originally known as Liberty County. However, four years later it was renamed Marion County, in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion, the famous "Swamp Fox" and a hero of the American Revolutionary War. In 1910, a separated portion of the county was founded as adjacent Dillon County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 494 square miles (1,280 km2), of which 489 square miles (1,270 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (1.0%) is water.
- Dillon County - north
- Horry County - east
- Georgetown County - south
- Williamsburg County - southwest
- Florence County - west
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 33,062 people, 13,058 households, and 8,881 families living in the county. The population density was 67.6 inhabitants per square mile (26.1/km2). There were 14,953 housing units at an average density of 30.6 per square mile (11.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 55.9% black or African American, 40.6% white, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 7.8% were American, 6.3% were English, and 5.2% were Irish.
Of the 13,058 households, 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 24.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were non-families, and 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 39.9 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,629 and the median income for a family was $38,043. Males had a median income of $32,414 versus $24,929 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,653. About 21.4% of families and 25.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.8% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Sellers, W. W. (William W.).
|Florence County||Horry County|
|Marion County, South Carolina|
|Williamsburg County||Georgetown County|
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