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

The community of Hampton is the Seat for Hampton County.

Hampton County was founded in 1787 and was created by taking area from BeaufortCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hampton had a population of 21,014 people. This is a decrease of 1.74% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,386 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hampton represented 0.53% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 39th 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
201021,090-1.38%+0.36% since 2009
200820,996-1.82%-0.44% since 2007
200021,386The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hampton   2,7372,8373.52% decrease  
Estill   2,3112,4254.7% decrease  
Varnville   2,0322,0742.03% decrease  
Brunson   5685893.57% decrease  
Gifford   3573703.51% decrease  

Websites for Hampton County

Official Website:   www.hamptoncountysc.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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