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Just the Facts...

Date formed:  1910
Named after:  James W. Dillon (1826-1913)
Land Area (square miles):  405
County Seat:  Dillon
Other Incorporated Municipalities:  Lake View and Latta

Form of Government:  Council-Administrator
Number of Council Members:  7
Method of Election:  Single Member Districts
Council Member Term Length:  4 years

Population Trends             Number          Rank
Population 1990                29,114           33
Population 2000                30,722           32

Employment in Dillon County in 2000:
-Manufacturing:  29.2% of the population
-Educational, Health & Social Services:  17.2% of the population
-Retail Trade:  11% of the population

-the median household income in Dillon County was $26,630, according to the 2000 Census
-in Dillon County, 19.8% of households reported incomes less than $10,000 in 1999
-in Dillon County, 3.5 % of households reported incomes greater than $100,000 in 1999
-in Dillon County, 54.5% of men earned less than $25,000 in 1999
-in Dillon County, 81.1% of women earned less than $25,000 in 1999
-in Dillon County, 9.5% of men earned $50,000 or more in 1999
-in Dillon County, 2.1% of women earned $50,000 or more in 1999

In the 2000 Census, Dillon County had 12,679 housing units.  Total occupied was 11,199 or 88.3%-with
72% owner occupied and 28% renter occupied.  The total vacant was 11.7%.

(Sources:  SC Association of Counties, 2000 US Census and SC Budget and Control Board)