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

The community of Pickens is the Seat for Pickens County.

Pickens County was founded in 1826.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pickens had a population of 118,144 people. This is an increase of 6.67% since the last Census (which gave a population of 110,757 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pickens represented 2.76% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 13th 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
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% 
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2000110,757The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Clemson   13,00211,9398.9% increase  
Central   4,0793,52215.81% increase  
Liberty   3,0703,0092.03% increase  
Pickens   3,0363,0120.8% increase  
Norris   8628471.77% increase  

Websites for Pickens County

Official Website:   www.co.pickens.sc.us/

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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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