Facts about Kershaw County, South Carolina
Kershaw County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2016 census, its population was 64,097. The county seat and largest city is Camden. The county was created in 1791 from parts of Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield, and Richland counties. It is named for Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler and American Revolutionary War patriot. Kershaw County is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 740 square miles (1,900 km²), of which 727 square miles (1,880 km²) is land and 14 square miles (36 km²) (1.9%) is water. Kershaw County is one of three counties that compromises Lake Wateree, in which the lake is compromised with the Wateree River, which flows through Kershaw County.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 61,697 people, 23,928 households, and 17,114 families residing in the county. The population density was 84.9 inhabitants per square mile (32.8/km²). There were 27,478 housing units at an average density of 37.8 per square mile (14.6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.3% white, 24.6% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 1.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.1% were American, 7.8% were English, 7.7% were Irish, and 6.3% were German.
Of the 23,928 households, 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.5% were non-families, and 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 40.2 years.
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