Abbeville, South Carolina

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For other communities of the same name, see Abbeville (disambiguation).

Abbeville is a city in Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States, 86 miles (138 km) west of Columbia. Its population was 5,840 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Abbeville County[3]. Settled by French immigrants, it was named along with the county for the French town of the same name.[4]



Abbeville is located at 34°10′43″N 82°22′45″W / 34.17861°N 82.37917°W / 34.17861; -82.37917 (34.178572, -82.379200).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 km² (5.9 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,840 people, 2,396 households, and 1,574 families residing in the city. The population density was 995.2 people per square mile (384.1/km²). There were 2,654 housing units at an average density of 452.3/sq mi (174.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.46% White, 48.48% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

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