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The 2000 Census showed that Orangeburg County had a population of 91,582 people. This represented 2.28% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Orangeburg had a population of 90,112 people. This is a decrease of 1.61% 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
201092,501+1%+2.65% since 2009
200990,112-1.61%-0.54% since 2008
200790,615-1.06%+0.86% since 2006
200689,844-1.9%-1.01% since 2005
200590,764-0.89%+0.22% since 2004
200490,568-1.11%-0.42% since 2003
200390,948-0.69%-0.21% since 2002
200291,138-0.48%-0.13% since 2001
200191,261-0.35%-0.35% since 2000
200091,582The Last Census

Orangeburg County had 39,304 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Orangeburg County has a total area<3> of 1,128 square miles [2,921 km²]. Of this total, 1,106 square miles [2,864 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.94%) being water (21.93 square miles [56.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Orangeburg County had a population density of 82.8 people per square mile [31.97 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd 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 Orangeburg County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Orangeburg and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Orangeburg County QuickFact (QF-45075).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AikenQF-45003   W156,017142,5529.45%
BambergQF-45009   SW15,00516,658-9.92%
BarnwellQF-45011   W22,68823,478-3.36%
BerkeleyQF-45015   SE173,498142,65121.62%
CalhounQF-45017   N14,62115,185-3.71%
ClarendonQF-45027   NE32,98832,5021.5%
ColletonQF-45029   S39,24638,2642.57%
DorchesterQF-45035   SE130,41796,41335.27%
LexingtonQF-45063   NW255,607216,01418.33%

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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 Orangeburg. 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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