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The 2000 Census showed that Anderson County had a population of 165,740 people. This represented 4.13% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Anderson had a population of 184,901 people. This is an increase of 11.56% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010187,126+12.9%+1.2% since 2009
2009184,901+11.56%+1.07% since 2008
2008182,937+10.38%+1.54% since 2007
2007180,155+8.7%+1.64% since 2006
2006177,244+6.94%+1.67% since 2005
2005174,332+5.18%+0.96% since 2004
2004172,666+4.18%+0.86% since 2003
2003171,196+3.29%+0.75% since 2002
2002169,920+2.52%+0.71% since 2001
2001168,716+1.8%+1.8% since 2000
2000165,740The Last Census

Anderson County had 73,213 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Anderson County has a total area<3> of 757 square miles [1,961 km²]. Of this total, 718 square miles [1,859 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.21%) being water (39.43 square miles [102.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Anderson County had a population density of 230.8 people per square mile [89.1 people/km²], making it the state's 7th most densely populated county (out of 46 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Anderson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Anderson and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Anderson County QuickFact (QF-45007).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Anderson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Anderson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Elbert (GA)QF-13105   SW20,37220,511-0.68%
Hart (GA)QF-13147   SW24,06722,9974.65%
AbbevilleQF-45001   SE25,09826,167-4.09%
GreenvilleQF-45045   NE451,428379,61618.92%
LaurensQF-45059   E70,04569,5670.69%
OconeeQF-45073   NW71,51466,2158%
PickensQF-45077   N118,144110,7576.67%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Anderson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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