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The 2000 Census showed that Colleton County had a population of 38,264 people. This represented 0.95% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Colleton had a population of 39,246 people. This is an increase of 2.57% 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
201038,892+1.64%-0.9% since 2009
200939,246+2.57%-0.26% since 2008
200839,349+2.84%+0.52% since 2007
200739,146+2.31%+0.6% since 2006
200638,911+1.69%-0.2% since 2005
200538,990+1.9%+0.24% since 2004
200438,895+1.65%+0.43% since 2003
200338,729+1.22%+0.32% since 2002
200238,606+0.89%+0.47% since 2001
200138,427+0.43%+0.43% since 2000
200038,264The Last Census

Colleton County had 18,129 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Colleton County has a total area<3> of 1,133 square miles [2,935 km²]. Of this total, 1,056 square miles [2,735 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.78%) being water (76.9 square miles [199.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Colleton County had a population density of 36.22 people per square mile [13.99 people/km²], making it the state's 42nd 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 Colleton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Colleton and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Colleton County QuickFact (QF-45029).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AllendaleQF-45005   W10,19511,211-9.06%
BambergQF-45009   NW15,00516,658-9.92%
BeaufortQF-45013   S155,215120,93728.34%
CharlestonQF-45019   E355,276309,96914.62%
DorchesterQF-45035   NE130,41796,41335.27%
HamptonQF-45049   W21,01421,386-1.74%
OrangeburgQF-45075   N90,11291,582-1.61%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the southeast.

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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 Colleton. 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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