Pickens County


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Pickens County, Alabama

PO Box 460
Carrollton, AL 35447
Phone: (205) 367-2020
Fax: (205) 367-2025

On central-western border of AL, west of Tuscaloosa; organized Dec 19, 1820 from Tuscaloosa County. Name Origin: Probably for Gen. Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), Revolutionary War hero, and U.S. representative from SC (1793-95). Others claim Israel Pickens, GA governor (1821-25)

Area (sq mi):: 890.05 (land 881.42; water 8.63) Population per square mile: 22.90
Population 2005: 20,178 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 1.20% Population 2000: 20,949 (White 55.70%; Black or African American 43.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $13,746; median household $26,254; Population below poverty level: 24.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,309-$20,679
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.90% Median travel time to work: 30.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Pickens County, Georgia

PO Box 130
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (706) 253-8766
www.georgiamarble-mountain.org

In north-central GA, north of Atlanta; organized Dec 5, 1853 from Cherokee and Gilmer counties. Name Origin: For Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), soldier and U.S. representative from SC (1793-95)

Area (sq mi):: 232.78 (land 232.13; water 0.65) Population per square mile: 122.50
Population 2005: 28,442 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 23.80%; 1990-2000 59.30% Population 2000: 22,983 (White 95.30%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,774; median household $41,387; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,504-$27,730
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 32.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Pickens County, South Carolina

PO Box 215
Pickens, SC 29671
Phone: (864) 898-5866
Fax: (864) 898-5863
www.co.pickens.sc.us

On the northeastern border of SC, west of Greenville; organized Dec 20, 1826 from Pendleton District, which was abolished at that time. Name Origin: For Gen. Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), Revolutionary War hero and U.S. representative from SC (1793-95)

Area (sq mi):: 511.85 (land 496.89; water 14.96) Population per square mile: 228.60
Population 2005: 113,575 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 18.00% Population 2000: 110,757 (White 89.30%; Black or African American 6.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 1.20%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 32.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,434; median household $36,214; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,069-$23,593
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Easley (18,643)
  • Clemson (12,074)

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    * In South Carolina, the Pickens County School Board recently approved a prayer policy that would once again allow invocations given in the name of Jesus Christ before meetings.
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