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General Statistics

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

Climate

Average Minimum Temperature - 49.3 F
Average Maximum Temperature - 71.9 F
Average Annual Temperature - 60.6 F
Average Annual Precipitation - 54.3"

Gender Composition (2010)
Males - 59,553 (50%)
Females - 59,671 (50%)

Elevation
Range: 600-3,548 feet above sea level
Average: 1,200 feet above sea level

Elections
Registered Voters - 68,808
Number of Voters - 49,491
Last General Election
Percentage Voting - 71.9%
Voter Precincts - 61
Number of Representatives-State - 4
Number of Senators-State - 2

Population Trends & Projections
1990 93,896
2000 110,757
2010 120,600
2015 121,691
2020 135,920

Land Use Square Miles  
Rural 425 86%
Urban 72 14%

Population by Municipality (2010)
Central 5,159
Clemson 13,905
Easley 19,193
Liberty 3,269
Norris 813
Pickens 3,126
Six Mile 675
Unincorporated 72,284
Rank: 14 out of 46 counties in South Carolina
Population Density: 240.2 per square mile

Households (2010)
Family 29,540 65.3%
Non-Family 15,688 34.7%
With Children under 18 years 13,555 30.0%
With Person over 65 years 11,488 25.4%
Average Household Size Owner Occupied: 2.52
Average Household Size Renter Occupied: 2.40
Average Family Size: 3.0

Age Composition (2010)
Under 5 years 6,429 5.4%
5-19 years 25,096 21.0%
20-24 years 14,757 12.4%
25-44 years 27,408 23.0%
45-64 years 29,541 24.8%
65 and over 15,993 13.4%

Housing Units (2010)
Owner Occupied 31,161 68.9%
Renter Occupied 14,067 31.1%
Vacant-Seasonal Use 1,355 2.6%
Vacant-For Rent 1,609 3.1%
Vacant-For Sale 783 1.5%
Vacant-Other 2,269 4.4%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 2.4%
Rental Vacancy Rate: 10.2% 

Age Composition (2010)
0-17 years 24,287 20.4%
18 and over 94,937 79.6%

Index Crime Rate
Year Pickens County South Carolina United States
2012 2,350.0 4,381.0 3,255.8
2013 2,224.0 4,139.3 3,102.7
2014 1,976.0 3,958.0 2,961.6
2015 1,535.4 3,797.8 2,859.6
(Per 100,000 of Population)

Median Age (2010)
United States 37.2 years
South Carolina 37.9 years
Pickens County 34.9 years
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