Orangeburg County

Orangeburg County, South Carolina

PO Drawer 9000
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (803) 533-6243
Fax: (803) 534-3848

In south-central SC, south of Columbia; original district; organized 1768 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Prince William IV of Orange (1738-1820), who later became King George III of England

Area (sq mi):: 1128.09 (land 1106.16; water 21.93) Population per square mile: 83.30
Population 2005: 92,167 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 8.00% Population 2000: 91,582 (White 36.80%; Black or African American 60.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,057; median household $29,567; Population below poverty level: 21.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,711-$22,325
Unemployment (2004): 9.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Orangeburg County seat (12,895)

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    New York: Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to the following Orangeburg County, SC installment purchase revenue bonds issued by the Orangeburg County Facilities Corporation
    Early on Tuesday, emergency responders in Orangeburg County pulled three people to safety in a boat after they were surrounded by rushing water from the North Edisto River, the State newspaper reported.
    the Saluda River in Chappells; Stevens Creek near Modoc; the Enoree River at Whitmire; and the north fork of the Edisto River in Orangeburg County.
    Combs worked as a deputy for the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office for six years before being fired in 2007 for ''unsatisfactory performance,'' according to documents from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy obtained by The Post and Courier of Charleston for a 2011 story.
    The authors thank the STEP team for their contributions: Joseph lppolito and Heidi Larson of EDC, and Latnce Singletary and Shonese Lawhorne of Orangeburg County Community College.
    Reiterating Jafza's commitment to the project, Al Shirawi said: "We are very impressed with the business-friendly stance of the government of the State of South Carolina and Orangeburg County authorities, which adds to our confidence and vision for Jafza's South Carolina project.
    Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said the death of 21-year-old DeShawn Randolph was classified as self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law.
    EZW acquired over 1,300 acres just outside of the town limits of Santee in Orangeburg County in the fall of 2007.
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    It is indeed a Great Day in Orangeburg County," stated County Council Chairman, Johnnie Wright Sr.
    They discuss governors, white and black anticipations of opportunities during World War I, the impact of the 1940s activism on the state's 1960's scene, freedom riding, the white citizens' councils of Orangeburg County, and the economics of the civil rights revolution.
    At the time, there were few support services for people living with HIV in Orangeburg County.