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The 2000 Census showed that Oconee County had a population of 66,215 people. This represented 1.65% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Oconee had a population of 71,514 people. This is an increase of 8% 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
201074,273+12.17%+3.86% since 2009
200971,514+8%+0.59% since 2008
200871,093+7.37%+0.57% since 2007
200770,687+6.75%+1.06% since 2006
200669,947+5.64%+0.95% since 2005
200569,292+4.65%+0.99% since 2004
200468,613+3.62%+0.69% since 2003
200368,146+2.92%+0.64% since 2002
200267,713+2.26%+1.17% since 2001
200166,929+1.08%+1.08% since 2000
200066,215The Last Census

Oconee County had 32,383 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Oconee County has a total area<3> of 673 square miles [1,744 km²]. Of this total, 625 square miles [1,619 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (7.15%) being water (48.17 square miles [124.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Oconee County had a population density of 105.9 people per square mile [40.88 people/km²], making it the state's 20th 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 Oconee County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Oconee and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Oconee County QuickFact (QF-45073).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Franklin (GA)QF-13119   S21,74820,2857.21%
Habersham (GA)QF-13137   W43,61335,90221.48%
Hart (GA)QF-13147   S24,06722,9974.65%
Rabun (GA)QF-13241   NW16,61115,05010.37%
Stephens (GA)QF-13257   SW25,70025,4351.04%
Jackson (NC)QF-37099   N36,89133,12111.38%
Macon (NC)QF-37113   NW33,23329,81111.48%
Transylvania (NC)QF-37175   NE30,20329,3342.96%
AndersonQF-45007   SE184,901165,74011.56%
PickensQF-45077   NE118,144110,7576.67%

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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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<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 Oconee. 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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