Hampton County, South Carolina

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Hampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The 2000 census recorded its population to be 21,386, with nearly 65% of this classified as rural. Its county seat is Hampton.[1] The county includes two small urban clusters: Hampton (2000 pop.: 4,011) and Estill (3,637). The name originates from Civil War general Wade Hampton.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 563 square miles (1,458.2 km2), of which 560 square miles (1,450.4 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.51%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,386 people, 7,444 households, and 5,315 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 8,582 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 42.89% White, 55.67% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 2.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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