DILLON COUNTY
Date Formed:  1910 Dillon,Dillon,Dillon,Dillon,Dillon,Dillon,Dillon,Dillon
Land Area (square miles): 405
County Seat: Dillon
Other Cities and Towns: Lake View, Latta
Form of Government: Council-Administrator
Council Members: 7
Method of Election: Single Member
Term Length: 4 years
Council of Government:  Pee Dee
County History
Dillon County was named for James W. Dillon (1826-1913), a prominent local resident. The county seat was also named for him. Dillon County was formed in 1910 from Marion County. Swamps and rivers kept this section of the Pee Dee isolated for many years, but the construction of a railroad in the nineteenth century brought increased development. The residents primarily engaged in cotton and tobacco farming and in timber harvesting. Composer Carlisle Floyd was born in the Dillon County town of Latta.
Population Trends Value Rank Value Rank
Census Population 1990 29,114 33 Numeric Change Census 1990-2010 2,948 32
Census Population 2000 30,722 32 Percent Change Census 1990-2010 10.1% 34
Census Population 2010 32,062 32 Numeric Change Pop. Est. 2010-2011 -374 44
Population Estimate 2010 32,132 32 Percent Change Pop. Est. 2010-2011 -1.2% 42
Population Estimate 2011 31,758 32 Persons Per Square Mile 79.2 24
Economic Data Value Rank Value Rank
Jobs 2010 9,589 29 Personal Income 2010, in thousands $757,962 33
Jobs 2009 9,948 28 Per Capita Personal Income 2010 $23,589 45
Jobs 2000 11,100 31 % of U.S. Per Capita PI 2010 59% 45
Jobs 1990 10,153 33 Average Wage Per Job 2010 $29,420 43
Avg. Ann. Growth Rate Jobs 1990-2010 -0.3% 26 % of U.S. Avg. Wage Per Job 2010 63% 43
Percent Change Jobs 2009-2010 -3.6% 36 Unemployment Rate 2011 15.3% 7
Numeric Change Jobs 2009-2010 -359 33
Value
Tax Data Value Per Capita Assessed Property 2010 $2,083
Assessed Property 2010 $66,800,690 Additional Sales Tax, if applicable:
County Base Millage Rate 2011 0.1335 Local Option Sales Tax 1.0%
Value of One Mil 2011 $61,790 Capital Projects Sales Tax Ended 9-08
Net Taxable Sales FY10 $152,840,632 School District Sales Tax 1.0%
Admissions Tax Collected FY10 $12,378 Transportation Sales Tax  
Accommodations Tax Collected FY10 $105,175
Value
County Finance & Employment Data Value Per Capita Revenues FY10 $614
Total Revenues FY10 $19,673,258 Per Capita Expenditures FY10 $761
Total Expenditures FY10 $24,411,623 Per Capita Gen. Fund Budget FY12 $518
General Fund Budget FY12 $16,603,870 Per Capita Debt Outstanding FY11 $86
Total Debt Outstanding FY11 $2,646,750 Credit Rating(s) FY11, if applicable:
Payroll FY12 *** Moody's  
Full-Time Employees FY12 *** Standard & Poor's  
Part-Time Employees FY12 *** Fitch  
Full-Time Emp/1,000 Cnty Residents ***