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

The community of Camden is the Seat for Kershaw County.

Kershaw County was founded in 1798. Kershaw was created by taking area from , , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kershaw had a population of 60,042 people. This is an increase of 14.05% since the last Census (which gave a population of 52,647 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kershaw represented 1.31% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 23rd 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201061,697+17.19%+2.76% since 2009
200960,042+14.05%+1.24% since 2008
200859,309+12.65%+1.46% since 2007
200758,456+11.03% 
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200052,647The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Camden   7,1036,6826.3% increase  
Kershaw   1,9651,64519.45% increase  
Elgin   1,28480659.3% increase  
Bethune   3643523.41% increase  

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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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