Pickens, South Carolina

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Pickens, formerly called Pickens Courthouse, is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 3,012 at the 2000 census, at which time it was listed as a town; the change to a city was made in 1998, but not reported to the Census Bureau until 2001.[3] It is the county seat of Pickens County[4]. It was named after Andrew Pickens (1739–1817), an American revolutionary soldier and US Congressman for South Carolina.

Pickens is part of the GreenvilleMauldinEasley Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Pickens is located at 34°52′54″N 82°42′27″W / 34.88167°N 82.7075°W / 34.88167; -82.7075 (34.881700, -82.707477)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.81%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,012 people, 1,281 households, and 794 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,227.1 people per square mile (474.7/km²). There were 1,438 housing units at an average density of 585.8/sq mi (226.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.54% White, 16.80% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 1.06% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% of the population.

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