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The 2000 Census showed that Marlboro County had a population of 28,818 people. This represented 0.72% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Marlboro had a population of 28,783 people. This is a decrease of 0.12% 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
201028,933+0.4%+0.52% since 2009
200928,783-0.12%+0.34% since 2008
200828,685-0.46%-0.78% since 2007
200628,899+0.28%+4.79% since 2005
200527,578-4.3%-1.81% since 2004
200428,087-2.54%-0.67% since 2003
200328,276-1.88%-0.68% since 2002
200228,470-1.21%-0.27% since 2001
200128,547-0.94%-0.94% since 2000
200028,818The Last Census

Marlboro County had 11,894 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Marlboro County has a total area<3> of 485.3 square miles [1,256 km²]. Of this total, 479.7 square miles [1,242 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.15%) being water (5.57 square miles [14.43 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Marlboro County had a population density of 60.1 people per square mile [23.19 people/km²], making it the state's 27th 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 Marlboro County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Marlboro and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Marlboro County QuickFact (QF-45069).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Anson (NC)QF-37007   NW25,05625,275-0.87%
Richmond (NC)QF-37153   N45,97046,564-1.28%
Robeson (NC)QF-37155   E129,559123,3395.04%
Scotland (NC)QF-37165   NE36,29235,9980.82%
ChesterfieldQF-45025   W43,03742,7680.63%
DarlingtonQF-45031   SW66,44567,394-1.41%
DillonQF-45033   SE30,91230,7220.62%
FlorenceQF-45041   S134,208125,7616.72%

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Census QuickFact for Marlboro County

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 Marlboro. 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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