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The 2000 Census showed that Bamberg County had a population of 16,658 people. This represented 0.42% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 43rd most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Bamberg had a population of 15,005 people. This is a decrease of 9.92% 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
201015,987-4.03%+6.54% since 2009
200915,005-9.92%-1.19% since 2008
200815,185-8.84%-1.36% since 2007
200715,394-7.59%-1.35% since 2006
200615,604-6.33%-0.83% since 2005
200515,734-5.55%-0.51% since 2004
200415,814-5.07%-0.88% since 2003
200315,955-4.22%-1.91% since 2002
200216,266-2.35%-0.87% since 2001
200116,408-1.5%-1.5% since 2000
200016,658The Last Census

Bamberg County had 7,130 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Bamberg County has a total area<3> of 395.5 square miles [1,024 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.22 square miles [5.75 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Bamberg County had a population density of 42.36 people per square mile [16.36 people/km²], making it the state's 38th 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 Bamberg County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Bamberg and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Bamberg County QuickFact (QF-45009).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AllendaleQF-45005   SW10,19511,211-9.06%
BarnwellQF-45011   W22,68823,478-3.36%
ColletonQF-45029   SE39,24638,2642.57%
HamptonQF-45049   S21,01421,386-1.74%
OrangeburgQF-45075   NE90,11291,582-1.61%

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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 Bamberg. 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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