McCormick County, South Carolina facts for kids
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McCormick County Courthouse, McCormick
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
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|Named for||Cyrus McCormick|
|• Total||394 sq mi (1,020 km2)|
|• Land||359 sq mi (930 km2)|
|• Water||35 sq mi (90 km2) 8.8%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||25.97/sq mi (10.028/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
McCormick County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2018 census estimates, its population was 9,410, making it the second least-populous county in South Carolina. Its county seat is McCormick. The county was formed in 1916 from parts of Edgefield, Abbeville, and Greenwood Counties.
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. 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.
Dr. Lisa Jennings, M.D.
Lieutenant Colonel Dwight Lomax, U.S. Army, Retired
Chief Petty Officer Tracy Thompkins, U.S. Navy, Retired
Clay Dorn, Federal Express Supervisor
Dudley Musier, Sheriff, Kingstree, SC
Owen P. McCormick - Count of Brooklyn
Johnny Letman - Musician
Patrick Noble - SC Governor
- Greenwood County - northeast
- Edgefield County - east
- Columbia County, Georgia - south
- Lincoln County, Georgia - west
- Elbert County, Georgia - northwest
- Abbeville County - northwest
National protected area
- Sumter National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,233 people, 4,027 households, and 2,798 families living in the county. The population density was 28.5 inhabitants per square mile (11.0/km2). There were 5,453 housing units at an average density of 15.2 per square mile (5.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 49.7% black or African American, 48.7% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.1% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 10.7% were English, 10.2% were American, 10.2% were German, and 6.0% were Irish.
Of the 4,027 households, 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.5% were non-families, and 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.65. The median age was 50.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,858 and the median income for a family was $43,021. Males had a median income of $32,606 versus $28,067 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,411. About 14.2% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.6% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||3,916||41.11%|
|Hispanic or Latino||123||1.29%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,526 people, 3,957 households, and 2,513 families residing in the county.
- McCormick (county seat)
- Plum Branch