Abbeville County

Additional 2000 Census Information

Population Trends 1970-2000

County 1970 1980 1990 2000 % Change
1990-2000
% Change
1980-1990

Abbeville

21,122 22,627 23,862 26,167 10% 5.46%
Municipality

Abbeville

5,515 5,833 5,788 5,840 1% -0.77%

Calhoun Falls

2,234 2,491 2,328 2,303 -1% -6.54%

Donalds

392 366 334 354 6% -8.74%

Due West

1,380 1,366 1,212 1,209 -1% -11.27%

Lowndesville

219 197 170 166 -2% -13.71%

Ware Shoals

316 456 516 516 0% 13.16%


Population By Race

  1980 % 1990 %
Abbeville County 22,627 100.00% 23,862 100.00%
     White 15,103 66.75% 16,244 68.07%
     Black 7,456 32.95% 7,529 31.55%
     Native American 14 0.06% 17 0.07%
     Asian/Pacific Islander 36 0.16% 53 0.22%
     Other 18 0.08% 19 0.08%

Abbeville County Municipalities 1980 % 1990 %
Abbeville 5,833 100.00% 5,778 100.00%
     White 3,256 58.52% 3,142 54.38%
     Black 2,541 43.56% 2,624 45.41%
     Native American 6 0.10% 10 0.17%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 23 0.39% 1 0.02%
     Other 7 0.12% 1 0.02%

Calhoun Falls 2,491 100.00% 2,328 100.00%
     White 1,447 58.09% 1,193 51.25%
     Black 1,043 41.87% 1,119 48.07%
     Native American 0 0.00% 3 0.13%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 1 0.04% 9 0.39%
     Other 0 0.00% 4 0.17%

Donalds 366 100.00% 334 100.00%
     White 322 87.98% 272 81.44%
     Black 44 12.02% 54 16.17%
     Native American 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Other 0 0.00% 8 2.40%

Due West 1,366 100.00% 1,212 100.00%
     White 1,045 76.50% 944 77.89%
     Black 310 22.69% 261 21.53%
     Native American 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 3 0.22% 7 0.58%
     Other 8 0.59% 0 0.00%

Lowndesville 197 100.00% 170 100.00%
     White 167 84.77% 138 81.18%
     Black 30 15.23% 32 18.82%
     Native American 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Other 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Population By Age

  1980 % 1990 %
Abbeville County 22,627 100.00% 23,862 100.00%
     Under 5 1,604 7.09% 1,671 7.00%
     5-17 4,836 21.37% 4,494 18.83%
     18-64 13,366 59.07% 14,177 59.41%
     65+ 2,821 12.47% 3,520 14.75%

Total Housing Units

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Abbeville 7,699 8,780 1,081 14.04%
Municipality
Abbeville 2,123 2,282 159 7.49%
Calhoun Falls 862 864 2 0.23%
Donalds 149 137 -12 -8.05%
Due West 344 296 -48 -13.95%
Lowndesville 84 75 -9 -10.71%


Housing Units By Year Structure Built

Units % Median Year Built
Abbeville County 9,846 100.00% 1967
     1989 to March 1990 146 1.48%
     1985 to 1988 765 7.77%
     1980 to 1984 1,165 11.83%
     1970 to 1979 2,386 24.23%
     1960 to 1969 1,571 15.96%
     1950 to 1959 1,344 13.65%
     1940 to 1949 815 8.28%
     1939 or earlier 1,654 16.80%

Total Households and Persons Per Household

County    Total Households 1980 Total Households 1990 Persons Per Household 1980 Persons Per Household 1990
Abbeville 7,822 8,822 2.8 2.6
Municipality
Abbeville 2,117 2,254 2.7 2.5
Calhoun Falls 1,071 1,109 2.9 2.7
Donalds 153 147 2.3 2.3
Due West 365 300 2.4 2.3
Lowndesville 79 68 2.3 2.5

Total Families And Persons Per Family

County        Total Families 1980        Total Families 1990        Persons Per Family 1980     Persons Per  Family 1990
Abbeville 6,180 6,623 3.3 3.1
Municipality
Abbeville 1,560 1,506 3.3 3.2
Calhoun Falls 852 872 3.6 3.3
Donalds 104 107 2.9 2.7
Due West 256 188 2.9 3.1
Lowndesville 61 52 2.7 3.0

Female Heads of Households - 1990
County Total Households Female Led Households % of Total White Black
Abbeville 8,822 1,176 13.3% 469 705
Municipality
Abbeville 2,254 412 18.3% 88 324
Calhoun Falls 872 164 18.8% 45 117
Donalds 147 23 15.6% 15 8
Due West 300 34 11.3% 7 27
Lowndesville 68 16 23.5% 8 8

Housing Units By Occupied Status

County      Owner Occupied 1980   Owner Occupied 1990    Renter Occupied 1980     Renter Occupied 1990
Abbeville 6,073 7,035 1,626 1,745
Municipality
Abbeville 1,492 1,525 631 757
Calhoun Falls 665 675 197 189
Donalds 118 117 31 20
Due West 226 185 118 111
Lowndesville 55 56 29 19

Mobile Homes

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Abbeville 986 1,656 670 67.95%
Municipality
Abbeville 151 289 138 91.39%
Calhoun Falls 153 181 28 18.30%
Donalds 11 20 9 81.82%
Due West 23 24 1 4.35%
Lowndesville 10 9 -1 -10.00%




Per Capita Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Abbeville 5,379 10,214 4,835 89.89%
Municipality
Abbeville 5,586 10,284 4,698 84.10%
Calhoun Falls 4,555 8,045 3,490 76.62%
Donalds 5,514 9,821 4,307 78.11%
Due West 4,606 9,281 4,675 101.50%
Lowndesville 4,199 8,015 3,816 90.88%

Median Household Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Abbeville 13,735 23,170 9,435 68.69%
Municipality
Abbeville 11,604 18,820 7,216 62.19%
Calhoun Falls 11,799 17,414 5,615 47.59%
Donalds 12,396 21,719 9,323 75.21%
Due West 12,614 26,389 13,775 109.21%
Lowndesville 8,750 17,500 8,750 100.00%

Median Family Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Abbeville 16,477 28,501 12,024 72.97%
Municipality
Abbeville 13,902 25,075 11,173 80.37%
Calhoun Falls 14,940 23,807 8,867 59.35%
Donalds 14,737 25,764 11,027 74.83%
Due West 16,310 33,750 17,440 106.93%
Lowndesville 11,528 22,500 10,972 95.18%

Persons Below Proverty Level 1980 - 1990

County 1980 % 1990 %
Abbeville 3,270 14.45% 3,110 13.03%
Municipality
Abbeville 1,147 19.66% 1,110 19.18%
Calhoun Falls 383 15.38% 406 17.44%
Donalds 56 15.30% 48 16.77%
Due West 135 9.88% 80 6.60%
Lowndesville 56 28.43% 44 25.88%

Persons Aged 65+ Below Poverty Level

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Abbeville 682 633 -49 -7.18%
Municipality
Abbeville 158 146 -12 -7.59%
Calhoun Falls 85 89 4 4.71%
Donalds 14 8 -6 -42.86%
Due West 48 22 -26 -54.17%
Lowndesville 12 8 -4 -33.33%

Employees By Industry

County 1980 % 1990 %
Abbeville County 9,661 100.00% 10,713 100.00%
     Ag./Forestry/Fishing/Mining 208 2.15% 362 3.38%
     Construction 681 7.05% 547 5.11%
     Manufacturing Non-durable 3,876 40.12% 3,351 31.28%
     Manufacturing Durable 1,064 11.01% 1,288 12.02%
     Transportation 407 4.21% 455 4.25%
     Communications/Utilities 181 1.87% 231 2.16%
     Wholesale Trade 158 1.64% 162 1.51%
     Retail Trade 992 10.27% 1,318 12.30%
     Fin./Insurance/Real Estate 172 1.78% 307 2.87%
     Business & Repair Services 109 1.13% 222 2.07%
     Entertainment/Rec. Services 229 2.37% 275 2.57%
     Professional Services 1,293 13.38% 1,871 17.46%
     Public Administration 291 3.01% 324 3.02%

1990 Labor Force Characteristics

County Total Male Female White Black
Abbeville          
Labor Force 11,341 5,908 5,433 7,870 3,435
     Employed 10,713 5,648 5,065 7,566 3,111
     Unemployed 623 255 368 301 322
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 4.3% 6.8% 3.8% 9.4%

Disability By Type - 1990

County Work
Related
% of Total Labor Force Mobility
Related
% of Total Population
Abbeville 2,709 23.89% 2,632 11.03%
Municipality
Abbeville 733 28.07% 733 12.66%
Calhoun Falls 258 25.17% 247 10.61%
Donalds 46 27.22% 43 12.87%
Due West 56 10.85% 53 4.37%
Lowndesville 19 24.36% 18 10.59%

Years of School Completed

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Abbeville        
Less Than 9th Grade 4,258 2,601 -1,657 -38.91%
High School 6,397 8,606 2,209 34.53%
     No Diploma 3,235 3,582 347 10.73%
     Graduate 3,162 5,024 1,862 58.89%
College 2,365 3,854 1,489 62.96%
     1-3 Years 1,238 2,221 983 79.40%
     4+ years 1,127 1,633 506 44.90%