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The 2000 Census showed that Pickens County had a population of 110,757 people. This represented 2.76% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pickens had a population of 118,144 people. This is an increase of 6.67% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010119,224+7.64%+0.91% since 2009
2009118,144+6.67%+0.53% since 2008
2008117,525+6.11%+1.22% since 2007
2007116,113+4.84%+1.01% since 2006
2006114,948+3.78%+1.07% since 2005
2005113,729+2.68%+0.59% since 2004
2004113,062+2.08%+0.67% since 2003
2003112,310+1.4%+0.64% since 2002
2002111,596+0.76% 
2001111,511+0.68%+0.68% since 2000
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2000110,757The Last Census

Pickens County had 46,000 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pickens County has a total area<3> of 511 square miles [1,325 km²]. Of this total, 496.9 square miles [1,286 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.92%) being water (14.96 square miles [38.74 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pickens County had a population density of 222.9 people per square mile [86.1 people/km²], making it the state's 8th 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 Pickens County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pickens and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Pickens County QuickFact (QF-45077).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
ClemsonQF-451495013,00211,9398.9%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Transylvania (NC)QF-37175   N30,20329,3342.96%
AndersonQF-45007   S184,901165,74011.56%
GreenvilleQF-45045   E451,428379,61618.92%
OconeeQF-45073   SW71,51466,2158%

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Census QuickFact for Pickens 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 Pickens. 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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