Bamberg County, South Carolina

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Bamberg County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 16,658; a 2005 estimate placed the population at 15,880.[1] Its county seat is the city of Bamberg.[2]



The county was created from the eastern portion of Barnwell County after the South Carolina Constitution was adopted in 1895 with an article prescribing the process to establish new counties.[3] The election to create Bamberg County was held on January 19, 1897. The name Bamberg was selected to honor General Francis Marion Bamberg.[4] In 1919. and again in 1920, tiny portions of northwestern Colleton County were annexed to Bamberg County.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,023.0 km2), of which 393 square miles (1,017.9 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.56%) is water.

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As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 16,658 people, 6,123 households, and 4,255 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 7,130 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 36.47% White, 62.50% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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