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Time Zone: Colleton County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Walterboro is the Seat for Colleton County.

Colleton County was founded in 1800 and was created by taking area from CharlestonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Colleton had a population of 39,246 people. This is an increase of 2.57% since the last Census (which gave a population of 38,264 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Colleton represented 0.95% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

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
200038,264The Last Census

More information can be found on the Colleton County Census Page for Colleton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Colleton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Colleton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Walterboro   5,7915,15312.38% increase  
Edisto Beach   71664111.7% increase  
Cottageville   6767074.38% decrease  
Smoaks   1331405% decrease  
Williams   --116 

Websites for Colleton County

Official Website:   www.colletoncounty.org/

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<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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