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

The community of Florence is the Seat for Florence County.

Florence County was founded in 1888. Florence was created by taking area from Clarendon, , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Florence had a population of 134,208 people. This is an increase of 6.72% since the last Census (which gave a population of 125,761 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Florence represented 3.13% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 11th 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
2010136,885+8.85%+1.99% since 2009
2009134,208+6.72%+0.63% since 2008
2008133,368+6.05%+0.83% since 2007
2000125,761The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Florence   32,18030,2486.39% increase  
Lake City   6,6916,4783.29% increase  
Timmonsville   2,3932,3153.37% increase  
Johnsonville   1,4991,4185.71% increase  
Pamplico   1,1611,1391.93% increase  

Websites for Florence County

Official Website:   www.florenceco.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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