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Welcome to Pickens ...

The city of Pickens is located in Pickens County<1> and is the County Seat for Pickens County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pickens has a population of 3,174 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pickens.

Pickens is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Pickens is within the boundaries of the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for Pickens: 29671<4>

Websites for Pickens ...

Official Website: www.cityofpickens.com/Home.html

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pickens had an population of 3,174 people. This is an increase of 1.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pickens had a population of 3,126 people. This makes Pickens the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Pickens represents 0.07% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,126 people, the population of Pickens increased 3.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,012 people).

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

Communities Also Named Pickens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Pickens - they are located in Arkansas (2), Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pickens.

Communities near Pickens ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pickens.

  • Greenville [Greenville County]
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    • Greenville [Greenville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Pickens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,227 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<6>
  • Easley [Pickens County]
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    • Easley [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Pickens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<6>
  • Clemson [Pickens County]
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    • Clemson [Pickens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Pickens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,780 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clemson<6>
  • Seneca [Oconee County]
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    • Seneca [Oconee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Pickens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,564 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
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      • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Pickens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travelers Rest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Travelers Rest<6>
    • Central [Pickens County]
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      • Central [Pickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,452 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<6>
    • Pendleton [Anderson County]
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      • Pendleton [Anderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pendleton<6>
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
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      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Norris [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<6>
    • Six Mile [Pickens County]
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      • Six Mile [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Six Mile<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pickens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pickens.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pickens. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pickens.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pickens. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pickens.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pickens ...

Looking for more information about Pickens? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pickens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pickens.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Pickens County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pickens: www.cityofpickens.com/Home.html

The official website for Pickens County: www.co.pickens.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Pickens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pickens.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pickens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pickens). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pickens or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pickens) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pickens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PickensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8837, Longitude: -82.7075    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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