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

The community of Walhalla is the Seat for Oconee County.

Oconee County was founded in 1868 and was created by taking area from PickensCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Oconee had a population of 71,514 people. This is an increase of 8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 66,215 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Oconee represented 1.65% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 20th 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
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% 
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200066,215The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Seneca   7,8327,6522.35% increase  
Walhalla   3,5033,8017.84% decrease  
Westminster   2,6582,7433.1% decrease  
West Union   3002971.01% increase  
Salem   1321264.76% increase  

Websites for Oconee County

Official Website:   www.oconeesc.com/

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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>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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