Florence County, South Carolina

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Florence is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was recorded to be 125,761; in 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 131,097. Its county seat is Florence.[1] The county's population is about 60% urban and it comprises part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area (along with Darlington County). The county was formed from a section of the old Marion District in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 804 square miles (2,082.4 km2), of which 800 square miles (2,072.0 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.49%) is water.[2]

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 125,761 people, 47,147 households, and 33,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 157 people per square mile (61/km²). There were 51,836 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.65% White, 39.34% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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