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Pickens County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 123,479 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 110,757 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,641
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,520
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,325
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,067 (it was 10,981 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 497 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 249 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pickens County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Pickens County, SC (2017)
    • 107,19796.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,0367.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,5604.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,2602.0%Asian alone
    • 1,9871.8%Two or more races
    • 2790.3%Some other race alone
    • 2660.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2530.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 61,556  (49.9%)
Females: 61,923  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Pickens County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,520 ($36,214 in 1999)
This county:

$47,520
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $590 (lower quartile is $442, upper quartile is $789)
This county:

$590
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,800 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Pickens:

$154,800
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,200 - $229,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $214,888
Here:

$214,888
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $506,688
Here:

$506,688
State:

$192,420

In 2-unit structures: $53,049
Here:

$53,049
State:

$374,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $232,830
Here:

$232,830
State:

$209,659

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $147,657
Here:

$147,657
State:

$221,489

Mobile homes: $52,390
Here:

$52,390
State:

$70,687

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,074
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

Institutionalized population: 704

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 206
  • Burglaries: 623
  • Thefts: 1226
  • Auto thefts: 159

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 29
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 179
  • Burglaries: 456
  • Thefts: 1001
  • Auto thefts: 174
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 490 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 1998: 503 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 1999: 691 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2000: 611 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2001: 619 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2002: 741 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2003: 660 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2004: 582 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2005: 587 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2006: 535 buildings, average cost: $247,200
  • 2007: 544 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2008: 404 buildings, average cost: $235,200
  • 2009: 295 buildings, average cost: $216,000
  • 2010: 159 buildings, average cost: $300,600
  • 2011: 244 buildings, average cost: $251,900
  • 2012: 212 buildings, average cost: $255,200
  • 2013: 443 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2014: 301 buildings, average cost: $313,600
  • 2015: 358 buildings, average cost: $286,400
  • 2016: 359 buildings, average cost: $307,700
  • 2017: 491 buildings, average cost: $296,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Pickens, SC residents
Average permit cost in Pickens, SC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $776 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $563 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Pickens, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pickens, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pickens, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.3%
Pickens County:

15.3%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.8% for Black residents, 19.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.2% for American Indian residents, 12.4% for other race residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.3 years old
(Males: 33.8 years old, Females: 38.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.7 years old, Black residents: 32.9 years old, American Indian residents: 24.6 years old, Asian residents: 29.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 19.2 years old)

Area name: Greenville, SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pickens County is $539 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $599 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $791 a month.

Cities in this county include: Easley, Clemson, Central, Pickens, Liberty, Forest, Arial, Norris, Six Mile.

Pickens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Pickens County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Pickens County: Mallory Cross Roads (A), Bethea Cross Roads (B), Betheas Crossroads (C), Twin Lakes Country Club (D), Dixon Siding (E), C and M Hog Farm (F), Glasdrum Farms (G), A J Poultry Farm (H), South of the Border (I), Little Bluff Landing (J), Dillon County Country Club (K), Dillon County Fire Department Station 4 (L), Reedy Creek Volunteer Fire Department (M), Oakland Volunteer Fire Department (N), Riverdale Residential Care Facility (O), Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department (P), Floyd Dale Fire Department (Q), Sunny Acres Rest Home (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Dillon Bi-Lo Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pickens County include: Saint Lukes Church (A), Pleasant Grove Church (B), Spring Grove Church (C), Spring Hill Church (D), State Line Church (E), Piney Grove Church (F), Pine Hill Church (G), Pee Dee Church (H), Pee Dee Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Lane Cemetery (2), Fore Cemetery (3), Alford Cemetery (4), Allen Cemetery (5), Arnette Cemetery (6), Baker Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: White Lake (A), Deadman Lakes (B), Floyd Lake (C), McKenzie Pond (D), Pee Dee State Park Lake (E), Dixon Pond (F), Flowers Pond (G), Gaddys Millpond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shoe Heel Creek (A), Ropers Mill Branch (B), Reedy Creek (C), Wash Branch (D), Poplar Branch (E), Poccosin Swamp (F), Mile Branch (G), Hayes Swamp (H), Sweat Swamp (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pickens County: Little Pee Dee State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Abbeville County , Curry County, New Mexico , Chesterfield County , Marion County , Winston County, Alabama , Floyd County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Pickens, SC
County total employment by year in Pickens, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Pickens, SC

Current college students: 15,364
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,175 (32.2% naturalized citizens)

Pickens County:

2.6%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,8492010 or later
  • 1,3552000 to 2009
  • 7921990 to 1999
  • 5141980 to 1989
  • 3571970 to 1979
  • 350Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.5%

Pickens County marital status for males Pickens County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,130
  • One, attached: 662
  • Two: 961
  • 3 or 4: 1,522
  • 5 to 9: 2,014
  • 10 to 19: 2,665
  • 20 to 49: 1,046
  • 50 or more: 1,092
  • Mobile homes: 10,247
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Pickens County with a mortgage: 16,479 (247 second mortgage, 1,368 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,684

Here:

51.6% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pickens County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant46,242147
Mainline Protestant9,64032
Catholic2,8683
Other9637
Black Protestant4755
None59,036-
Pickens County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Pickens County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Pickens County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 85
This county:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pickens County:

9.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Pickens County:

27.3%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Pickens County:

Average size of farms: 75 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,731
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $558.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.98%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,705
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,022
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.29%
Corn for grain: 128 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 102 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 72 harvested acres
Vegetables: 118 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 33 acres

Tornado activity:

Pickens County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 3620873.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 39 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/29/1963, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pickens County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Pickens County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 168.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 198.4 miles away from Pickens County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 166.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1625: January 20, 2006, FEMA Id: 1625, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Pickens County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pickens

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,409 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 4,062 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 529 (1.2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 30 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 229 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 205 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 983 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 2,152 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (17%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (15%)
  • India (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Iran (5%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Macedonia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pickens County


  • American (21%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Pickens County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 6,360 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 465 people in nursing homes
  • 443 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 89 people in state prisons
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 15 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Pickens County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 6,216 people in college/university student housing
  • 427 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 207 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 70 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 47 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,460.

7.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.04% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($31,995 average AGI)
2.59% relocated from other states ($22,339 average AGI)
Pickens County:

2.59%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greenville County, SC  2.19% ($48,958 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  1.26% ($48,932)
from Oconee County, SC  0.63% ($57,460)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.18% ($35,301)
from Richland County, SC  0.10% ($61,211)
from Charleston County, SC  0.08% ($35,677)
from Lexington County, SC  0.08% ($39,290)


7.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
Pickens County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

4.98% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($29,767 average AGI)
2.33% relocated to other states ($13,751 average AGI)
Pickens County:

2.33%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenville County, SC  1.89% ($43,429 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  1.43% ($45,702)
to Oconee County, SC  0.65% ($49,603)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.22% ($43,460)
to Charleston County, SC  0.12% ($33,837)
to Richland County, SC  0.10% ($27,421)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.07% ($41,556)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Pickens County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Pickens County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Pickens County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pickens County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pickens County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pickens County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pickens County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pickens County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Pickens County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,603 (14,388 aged, 4,215 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,746 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Pickens County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,061)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (964)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (893)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (817)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (769)
  • Unspecified dementia (640)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (593)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (571)
  • Congestive heart failure (357)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (307)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,764
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 108
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,135

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,171
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 792
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 49.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 31.7
  • Other - 17.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.5
  • Other - 36.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 123,479
  • In family households: 92,054 (16,335 male householders, 13,981 female householders)
    21,820 spouses, 30,357 children (27,791 natural, 1,560 adopted, 1,006 stepchildren), 3,630 grandchildren, 688 brothers or sisters, 1,192 parents, 1,404 other relatives, 2,647 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25,068 (8,387 male householders (5,500 living alone)), 9,121 female householders (6,900 living alone)), 7,560 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,357

Size of family households: 14,460 2-persons, 6,646 3-persons, 5,429 4-persons, 2,544 5-persons, 766 6-persons, 471 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,400 1-person, 3,654 2-persons, 827 3-persons, 571 4-persons, 56 6-persons.

15,279 married couples with children.
5,025 single-parent households (2,343 men, 2,682 women).

95.2% of residents of Pickens speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $514,486,000 ($4,574 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $51,486,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $267,252,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $95,753,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $239,000
Federal grants: $107,270,000
Federal procurement contracts: $24,801,000 ($20,726,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,170,000 ($5,357,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $466,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $26,425,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,325,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,709
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,691
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,265
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -341
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Pickens County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.65 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.5

Year house built in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • 2,2572014 or later
  • 2,2362010 to 2013
  • 8,5762000 to 2009
  • 12,4061990 to 1999
  • 8,2811980 to 1989
  • 8,7531970 to 1979
  • 5,0371960 to 1969
  • 3,1801950 to 1959
  • 1,0551940 to 1949
  • 2,5841939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pickens County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • 161 room
  • 722 rooms
  • 6203 rooms
  • 2,5354 rooms
  • 6,2865 rooms
  • 8,6026 rooms
  • 4,5307 rooms
  • 3,9828 rooms
  • 5,5209+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • 1,0671 room
  • 8622 rooms
  • 2,5263 rooms
  • 4,9554 rooms
  • 3,3365 rooms
  • 1,1476 rooms
  • 5757 rooms
  • 6328 rooms
  • 5619+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pickens County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • 16no bedroom
  • 4991 bedroom
  • 5,0762 bedrooms
  • 19,7963 bedrooms
  • 5,3044 bedrooms
  • 1,4725+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • 1,119no bedroom
  • 1,9181 bedroom
  • 6,6452 bedrooms
  • 4,3723 bedrooms
  • 1,3084 bedrooms
  • 2995+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pickens County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pickens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pickens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 593no vehicle
  • 6,2251 vehicle
  • 13,5482 vehicles
  • 8,6543 vehicles
  • 2,1494 vehicles
  • 9945+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pickens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pickens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,842no vehicle
  • 7,1541 vehicle
  • 4,4532 vehicles
  • 1,4503 vehicles
  • 4014 vehicles
  • 3615+ vehicles

82.1% of Pickens County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in South Carolina.

Pickens County:

82.1%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 75,229
  • Other state: 44,174
  • Northeast: 12,068
  • Midwest: 8,476
  • South: 21,137
  • West: 2,493
Year householders moved into unit in Pickens County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pickens County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 37.8%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.4%Electricity
  • 17.4%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,102
Here:

9.4%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 742
Here:

12.0%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,490
Here:

10.1%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Pickens County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $9,849,000
    Regular Highways: $2,168,000
    Sewerage: $1,370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $612,000
    Air Transportation: $601,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,028,000
    Regular Highways: $266,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,499,000
    Health - Other: $6,481,000
    Regular Highways: $4,796,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,873,000
    General - Other: $3,563,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,538,000
    Libraries: $3,312,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,693,000
    Financial Administration: $2,594,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,139,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,969,000
    Sewerage: $1,560,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,537,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,273,000
    Air Transportation: $649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,069,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,752,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,446,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,306,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,779,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,241,000
    General Revenue - Other: $594,000
    Rents: $97,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $84,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $526,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Regular Highways: $151,000
    Libraries: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,555,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $750,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,453,000
    Highways: $2,148,000
    Other: $1,729,000
    Sewerage: $1,443,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,031,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,902,000
    Other: $760,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $434,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,443,000

Pickens County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $9,849,000
    Regular Highways: $2,168,000
    Sewerage: $1,370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $612,000
    Air Transportation: $601,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,028,000
    Regular Highways: $266,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,499,000
    Health - Other: $6,481,000
    Regular Highways: $4,796,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,873,000
    General - Other: $3,563,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,538,000
    Libraries: $3,312,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,693,000
    Financial Administration: $2,594,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,139,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,969,000
    Sewerage: $1,560,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,537,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,273,000
    Air Transportation: $649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,069,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,752,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,446,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,306,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,779,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,241,000
    General Revenue - Other: $594,000
    Rents: $97,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $84,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $526,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Regular Highways: $151,000
    Libraries: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,555,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $750,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,453,000
    Highways: $2,148,000
    Other: $1,729,000
    Sewerage: $1,443,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,031,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,902,000
    Other: $760,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $434,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,443,000

Pickens County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $9,849,000
    Regular Highways: $2,168,000
    Sewerage: $1,370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $612,000
    Air Transportation: $601,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,028,000
    Regular Highways: $266,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,499,000
    Health - Other: $6,481,000
    Regular Highways: $4,796,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,873,000
    General - Other: $3,563,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,538,000
    Libraries: $3,312,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,693,000
    Financial Administration: $2,594,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,139,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,969,000
    Sewerage: $1,560,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,537,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,273,000
    Air Transportation: $649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,069,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,752,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,446,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,306,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,779,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,241,000
    General Revenue - Other: $594,000
    Rents: $97,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $84,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $526,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Regular Highways: $151,000
    Libraries: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,555,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $750,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,453,000
    Highways: $2,148,000
    Other: $1,729,000
    Sewerage: $1,443,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,031,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,902,000
    Other: $760,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $434,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,443,000

Pickens County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $9,849,000
    Regular Highways: $2,168,000
    Sewerage: $1,370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $612,000
    Air Transportation: $601,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,028,000
    Regular Highways: $266,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,499,000
    Health - Other: $6,481,000
    Regular Highways: $4,796,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,873,000
    General - Other: $3,563,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,538,000
    Libraries: $3,312,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,693,000
    Financial Administration: $2,594,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,139,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,969,000
    Sewerage: $1,560,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,537,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,273,000
    Air Transportation: $649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,069,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,752,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,446,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,306,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,779,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,241,000
    General Revenue - Other: $594,000
    Rents: $97,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $84,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $526,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Regular Highways: $151,000
    Libraries: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,555,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $750,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,453,000
    Highways: $2,148,000
    Other: $1,729,000
    Sewerage: $1,443,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,031,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,902,000
    Other: $760,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $434,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,443,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,746
  • Number of aged recipients: 143
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,603
  • Number of recipients under 18: 287
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,158
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 301
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 704
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 739
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED356$121,851418$171,5891,716$165,02259$58,6443$926,333252$235,13157$69,842
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$94,89536$218,250127$152,54315$65,9333$3,813,33320$337,65016$39,313
APPLICATIONS DENIED88$112,534110$133,536649$167,82347$35,6810$062$180,58168$48,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN39$113,38554$168,111465$146,68024$71,2501$9,281,00038$151,13220$78,550
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$107,27619$195,947116$164,3284$81,5000$010$182,0004$64,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED99$173,46593$188,6340$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$155,56525$182,0801$272,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$207,33313$149,0001$200,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$131,0008$173,3750$01$61,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$182,7502$136,0001$111,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pickens, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pickens, SC - Value
Most common first names in Pickens County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James89371.7 years
William67173.1 years
John59074.1 years
Mary52878.4 years
Robert35971.8 years
Charles29968.8 years
George22674.7 years
Thomas21472.9 years
Ruth20578.7 years
Annie16681.5 years
Most common last names in Pickens County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith39974.1 years
Williams22075.0 years
Brown17373.7 years
Gilstrap16975.8 years
Jones15976.9 years
Davis15174.6 years
Porter14977.9 years
Stewart14073.7 years
Durham13472.9 years
Robinson13372.4 years
Businesses in Pickens County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware3Little Caesars Pizza3
Advance Auto Parts3Long John Silver's3
Applebee's1Lowe's2
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets4
AutoZone2McDonald's3
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Blockbuster2Nike1
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS4Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A2Penske1
Comfort Inn2Pizza Hut2
Curves3Publix Super Markets1
Days Inn2RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts3Ruby Tuesday2
FedEx8SAS Shoes3
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
GNC1Sleep Inn1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel2
Goodwill1Subway9
H&R Block3T-Mobile2
Hardee's1Taco Bell2
Hilton1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul9
Holiday Inn1UPS10
Home Depot1Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Waffle House3
JCPenney1Walgreens3
Jack In The Box1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's2
KFC2YMCA1
Kmart1

Pickens County on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"