WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY
Date Formed:  1804 Willioamsburg,Willioamsburg,Willioamsburg,Willioamsburg,Willioamsburg,Willioamsburg,Willioamsburg,Willioamsburg
Land Area (square miles): 934
County Seat: Kingstree
Other Cities and Towns: Andrews, Greeleyville, Hemingway, Lane, Stuckey
Form of Government: Council-Supervisor
Council Members: 8
Method of Election: Single Member
Term Length: 4 years
Council of Government:  Waccamaw
County History
Williamsburg County was probably named for King William III of England (1650-1702). Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot settlers began moving into this part of the lowcountry around 1732, and in 1736 the township of Williamsburg was laid out on the Black River in the vicinity of the settlement of Kingstree. This area was part of Prince Frederick Parish, which in turn was part of Georgetown District. In 1804, Williamsburg became a separate district with the seat at Kingstree. A small part of Williamsburg later went to form Florence County in 1888. During the Revolutionary War, many of General Francis Marion's men hailed from this area, including Major John James (1732-1791). The battles of Black Mingo (September 28-29, 1780), Mount Hope Swamp (March 1781), and Lower Bridge (March 1781) were all fought in Williamsburg County. In later years, the county has remained primarily an agricultural region. Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Joseph L. Goldstein grew up in the town of Kingstree. 
Population Trends Value Rank Value Rank
Census Population 1990 36,815 26 Numeric Change Census 1990-2010 -2,392 46
Census Population 2000 37,217 27 Percent Change Census 1990-2010 -6.5% 45
Census Population 2010 34,423 29 Numeric Change Pop. Est. 2010-2011 -271 40
Population Estimate 2010 34,355 29 Percent Change Pop. Est. 2010-2011 -0.8% 37
Population Estimate 2011 34,084 29 Persons Per Square Mile 36.9 42
Economic Data Value Rank Value Rank
Jobs 2010 9,913 28 Personal Income 2010, in thousands $875,155 29
Jobs 2009 9,940 29 Per Capita Personal Income 2010 $25,474 40
Jobs 2000 10,806 32 % of U.S. Per Capita PI 2010 64% 40
Jobs 1990 12,409 29 Average Wage Per Job 2010 $33,252 30
Avg. Ann. Growth Rate Jobs 1990-2010 -1.0% 40 % of U.S. Avg. Wage Per Job 2010 71% 30
Percent Change Jobs 2009-2010 -0.3% 12 Unemployment Rate 2011 13.3% 16
Numeric Change Jobs 2009-2010 -27 13
Value
Tax Data Value Per Capita Assessed Property 2010 $2,565
Assessed Property 2010 $88,306,827 Additional Sales Tax, if applicable:
County Base Millage Rate 2011 0.1603 Local Option Sales Tax 1.0%
Value of One Mil 2011 $85,424 Capital Projects Sales Tax  
Net Taxable Sales FY10 $166,821,693 School District Sales Tax  
Admissions Tax Collected FY10 $17,545 Transportation Sales Tax  
Accommodations Tax Collected FY10 ***
Value
County Finance & Employment Data Value Per Capita Revenues FY10 $945
Total Revenues FY10 $32,539,530 Per Capita Expenditures FY10 $782
Total Expenditures FY10 $26,903,361 Per Capita Gen. Fund Budget FY12 $509
General Fund Budget FY12 $17,524,444 Per Capita Debt Outstanding FY11 $77
Total Debt Outstanding FY11 $2,707,157 Credit Rating(s) FY11, if applicable:
Payroll FY12 $8,730,085 Moody's A3
Full-Time Employees FY12 *** Standard & Poor's A
Part-Time Employees FY12 *** Fitch  
Full-Time Emp/1,000 Cnty Residents ***