Abbeville County

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Abbeville County, South Carolina

Courthouse PO Box 99
Abbeville, SC 29620
Phone: (864) 366-5312
Fax: (864) 366-4595
www.sccounties.org/counties/Abbeville.htm

On northwestern coast of SC, south of Greenville; established Mar 12, 1785 from Ninety Six District. (In 1868 all districts were renamed counties.) Name Origin: For the city in Somme, France

Area (sq mi):: 511.05 (land 508.03; water 3.02) Population per square mile: 51.40
Population 2005: 26,133 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 9.70% Population 2000: 26,167 (White 68.00%; Black or African American 30.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,370; median household $32,635; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,966-$20,289
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 25.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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