ALLENDALE COUNTY
Date Formed:  1919 Allendale,Allendale,Allendale,Allendale,Allendale,Allendale,Allendale,Allendale
Land Area (square miles): 408
County Seat: Allendale
Other Cities and Towns: Fairfax, Sycamore, Ulmer
Form of Government: Council
Council Members: 5
Method of Election: Single Member
Term Length: 4 years
Council of Government:  Lower Savannah
County History
Allendale County and its county seat were named for the Allen family, one of whose members, Paul Allen, was the town's first postmaster. The county is South Carolina's youngest; it was formed in 1919 from parts of Barnwell and Hampton counties. The area was settled in the mid-eighteenth century by English, German, and Scotch-Irish farmers, and it remains primarily agricultural. The plantation of Confederate General Johnson Hagood (1829-1898) was in what is now Allendale County, and the artist Jasper Johns spent his childhood years in Allendale.
Population Trends Value Rank Value Rank
Census Population 1990 11,722 45 Numeric Change Census 1990-2010 -1,303 44
Census Population 2000 11,211 45 Percent Change Census 1990-2010 -11.1% 46
Census Population 2010 10,419 45 Numeric Change Pop. Est. 2010-2011 -170 30
Population Estimate 2010 10,351 45 Percent Change Pop. Est. 2010-2011 -1.7% 45
Population Estimate 2011 10,181 45 Persons Per Square Mile 25.5 46
Economic Data Value Rank Value Rank
Jobs 2010 3,530 45 Personal Income 2010, in thousands $268,166 46
Jobs 2009 3,526 45 Per Capita Personal Income 2010 $25,907 38
Jobs 2000 4,411 45 % of U.S. Per Capita PI 2010 65% 38
Jobs 1990 4,048 44 Average Wage Per Job 2010 $41,544 9
Avg. Ann. Growth Rate Jobs 1990-2010 -0.6% 33 % of U.S. Avg. Wage Per Job 2010 88% 9
Percent Change Jobs 2009-2010 0.1% 10 Unemployment Rate 2011 17.8% 2
Numeric Change Jobs 2009-2010 4 10
Value
Tax Data Value Per Capita Assessed Property 2010 $2,384
Assessed Property 2010 $24,837,597 Additional Sales Tax, if applicable:
County Base Millage Rate 2011 0.2195 Local Option Sales Tax 1.0%
Value of One Mil 2011 $18,968 Capital Projects Sales Tax 1.0%
Net Taxable Sales FY10 $17,050,857 School District Sales Tax  
Admissions Tax Collected FY10 $4,705 Transportation Sales Tax  
Accommodations Tax Collected FY10 $4,446
Value
County Finance & Employment Data Value Per Capita Revenues FY10 $838
Total Revenues FY10 $8,729,202 Per Capita Expenditures FY10 $764
Total Expenditures FY10 $7,962,399 Per Capita Gen. Fund Budget FY12 $672
General Fund Budget FY12 $7,000,304 Per Capita Debt Outstanding FY11 ***
Total Debt Outstanding FY11 $828,000 Credit Rating(s) FY11, if applicable:
Payroll FY12 $7,304,000 Moody's  
Full-Time Employees FY12 99 Standard & Poor's  
Part-Time Employees FY12 21 Fitch  
Full-Time Emp/1,000 Cnty Residents 9.50