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Hampton County, South Carolina

201 Jackson Ave W
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 943-7561
Fax: (803) 943-7502
www.hamptoncountysc.org

On the southwestern border of SC, west of Charleston; organized Feb 18, 1875 from Old Beaufort County. Name Origin: For Gen. Wade Hampton (1818-1902), SC governor (1876-79), U.S. senator (1858-62; 1878-91), and U.S. railroad commissioner

Area (sq mi):: 562.63 (land 559.78; water 2.85) Population per square mile: 38.10
Population 2005: 21,329 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 17.60% Population 2000: 21,386 (White 41.30%; Black or African American 55.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $13,129; median household $28,771; Population below poverty level: 21.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,548-$19,855
Unemployment (2004): 9.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 33.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In all, the report lists nine "hellholes," which also include: Hampton County, South Carolina where 67% of cases in 2002 were filed by residents from other counties or states; Los Angeles for the lawsuits that continue to abuse California's Unfair Competition Law; and the entire state of West Virginia for its prevalence of large medical monitoring suit awards.
Hellhole #3 Hampton County, South Carolina, where 67% of cases filed in 2002 were filed by residents from other counties and other states.

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