Community Profile

Established - 1868
County Seat - City of Pickens
Form of Government - Council, Administrator
Area - 497 Square Miles

Climate
Average Minimum Temperature - 48.7 F
Average Maximum Temperature - 70.6 F
Average Annual Temperature - 59.7 F

Gender Composition
Males - 55,276 (49.9%)
Females - 55,481 (50.1%)
 
 Elevation
Range: 600-3,548 feet above sea level
Average: 1,200 feet above sea level
 Elections
Registered Voters - 63,848
Number of Voters - 40,941
  Last General Election
Percentage Voting - 73%
Voter Precincts - 56
Number of Representatives-State - 4
Number of Senators-State - 2
 Population Trends and Projections
2000 110,757
2005 116,090
2010 123,960
2015 135,190
2020 139,710
2025 147,580
 
Land Use Square Miles Percent Population
Rural 467 94% 40%
Urban  30 6% 60%
Rank: 35 out of 46 counties in South Carolina
 Population by Municipality (2000)
Central   3,522
Clemson 11,897
Easley 17,754
Liberty  3,009
Norris     847
Pickens  3,012
Six Mile     553
Unincorporated 70,163
Rank: 13 out of 46 counties in South Carolina
Population Density: 222.85 per square mile
 Households(2000)
Family 28,453 68.9%
Non-Family 12,853 31.1%
With Children under 18 years 14,092 34.1%
With Person over 65 years 8,769 21.2%
Average Household Size Owner Occupied: 2.57
Average Household Size Renter Occupied: 2.32
Average Family Size: 2.95
 Age Composition (2000)
Under 5 years   6,722  6.1%
5-19 years 24,306 21.9%
20-24 years 13,034 11.8%
25-44 years 30,554 27.6%
45-64 years 23,525 21.2%
65 and over 12,616 11.4%
 Housing Units (2000)
Owner Occupied 30,350 66.0%
Renter Occupied 10,956 23.8%
Vacant-Seasonal Use      726  1.6%
Vacant-For Rent   1,654  3.6%
Vacant-For Sale      555  1.2%
Vacant-Other   1,759  3.8%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 1.8%
Rental Vacancy Rate: 13.1% 
 Age Composition (2000)
0-17 years 24,692 22%
18 and over 86,065 78%
 
Index Crime Rate

Year Pickens
County
South
Carolina
United
States
2001 1,761.0 4,752.7 4,160.5
2002 2,526.7 5,297.3 4,118.8
2003 2,588.0 5,264.6 4,063.0

(Per 100,000 of Population)
Medium Age (2000)
United States 35.3 years
South Carolina 35.4 years
Pickens County 32.7 years