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Dorchester County, South Carolina Facts

Facts
State South Carolina
Land area 573.2 square miles
Population Density 238.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 145,397
Population change 6.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 26%
65 and over 11.1%
Females 51.2%
White 68.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.7
Asian 1.8%
Two or more races 2.5%
Black or African American 26%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 24.5%
Veterans 14,715
Households and Housing
Households 50,321
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 84.1%
Median household income $53,857
The per capita income $24,495
Live below the poverty line. 12.1%
housing units 56,579
Multi-unit structures 17%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $167,400
Residents owning their homes. 70.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 9,692
Women-owned firms 29.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 2%
Black-owned firms 15.6%
Native American-owned firms 0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $879,527
Retail sales per capita $7,092
Manufacturers shipments $2,361,389
Merchant wholesaler sales $170,198