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The 2000 Census showed that Dillon County had a population of 30,722 people. This represented 0.77% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 32nd most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dillon had a population of 30,912 people. This is an increase of 0.62% 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
201032,062+4.36%+3.72% since 2009
200930,912+0.62%+0.44% since 2008
200830,778+0.18%+0.14% since 2007
200430,817+0.31%+0.15% since 2003
200230,791+0.22%-0.29% since 2001
200130,881+0.52%+0.52% since 2000
200030,722The Last Census

Dillon County had 12,679 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dillon County has a total area<3> of 406.5 square miles [1,052 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.7 square miles [4.39 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dillon County had a population density of 75.9 people per square mile [29.3 people/km²], making it the state's 23rd 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 Dillon County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dillon and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Dillon County QuickFact (QF-45033).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Columbus (NC)QF-37047   E54,22154,749-0.96%
Robeson (NC)QF-37155   NE129,559123,3395.04%
FlorenceQF-45041   SW134,208125,7616.72%
HorryQF-45051   SE263,868196,62934.2%
MarionQF-45067   S33,46835,466-5.63%
MarlboroQF-45069   NW28,78328,818-0.12%

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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 Dillon. 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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