|Dorchester County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Dorchester, Massachusetts|
|Largest City||North Charleston|
576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
573 sq mi (1,484 km²)
2.6 sq mi (7 km²), 0.4%
238/sq mi (92/km²)
|Congressional districts||1st, 6th|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Dorchester County is included in the Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Dorchester County is named for its first settlement area, which was established by Congregationalists in 1696. These settlers applied the name "Dorchester" after their last residence in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
- Bamberg County - west
- Berkeley County - east
- Charleston County - southeast
- Colleton County - southwest
- Orangeburg County - northwest
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 96,413 people, 34,709 households, and 26,309 families residing in the county. The population density was 168 people per square mile (65/km²). There were 37,237 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.05% White, 25.08% Black or African American, 0.73% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 1.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 34,709 households out of which 40.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $43,316, and the median income for a family was $50,177. Males had a median income of $35,423 versus $24,405 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,840. About 7.10% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 136,555 people, 50,259 households, and 36,850 families residing in the county. The population density was 238.2 inhabitants per square mile (92.0 /km2). There were 55,186 housing units at an average density of 96.3 per square mile (37.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 67.8% white, 25.8% black or African American, 1.5% Asian, 0.7% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 1.4% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry,
Of the 50,259 households, 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.7% were non-families, and 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.11. The median age was 35.6 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $55,034 and the median income for a family was $63,847. Males had a median income of $45,659 versus $32,221 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,497. About 9.0% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure
- North Charleston
- St. George
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Dorchester County, South Carolina
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- ^ "Lieber Correctional Institution." South Carolina Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 17, 2010.
- ^ "Death Row/Capital Punishment." South Carolina Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 17, 2010.
- Dorchester County website
- US Census Bureau Data
- Geographic data related to Dorchester County, South Carolina at OpenStreetMap
|Bamberg County||Berkeley County|
Dorchester County, South Carolina
|Colleton County||Charleston County|
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