Bamberg County

Bamberg County, South Carolina

PO Box 150
Bamberg, SC 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3025
Fax: (803) 245-3088
bambergsc.com

In south-central SC, south of Columbia; organized Feb 25, 1897 from Barnwell County. Name Origin: For the Bamberg family, original settlers of the county seat

Area (sq mi):: 395.47 (land 393.25; water 2.22) Population per square mile: 40.40
Population 2005: 15,880 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.70%; 1990-2000 -1.40% Population 2000: 16,658 (White 36.30%; Black or African American 62.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $12,584; median household $24,007; Population below poverty level: 27.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,395-$19,051
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 26.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Bamberg County is very well represented with ANPs and FNPs.