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

The community of Marion is the Seat for Marion County.

Marion County was founded in 1800 and was created by taking area from GeorgetownCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Marion had a population of 33,468 people. This is a decrease of 5.63% since the last Census (which gave a population of 35,466 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Marion represented 0.88% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 29th 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
201033,062-6.78%-1.21% since 2009
200933,468-5.63%-1.47% since 2008
200833,967-4.23%-0.28% since 2007
200734,062-3.96% 
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200035,466The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Marion   6,6787,0425.17% decrease  
Mullins   4,6285,0297.97% decrease  
Nichols   3884084.9% decrease  
Sellers   2592776.5% decrease  

Websites for Marion County

Official Website:   www.co.marion.sc.us/

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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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