ALLENDALE COUNTY
Date Formed:  1826
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. 2010-2015 -986 34
Population Estimate 2014 9,693 46 Percent Change Pop. Est. 2014-2015 -10.2% 46
Population Estimate 2015 9,433 46 Avg. Annual Growth Rate 2010 - 2015 -1.9% 46
Persons Per Square Mile 25.5 46
Economic Data Value Rank Value Rank
Jobs 2014 4,157 45 Personal Income 2014, in thousands $274,511 46
Jobs 2013 4,381 45 Avg. Annual Growth Rate, 1969 - 2014 5.9% 42
Jobs 2012 3,492 45 Per Capita Personal Income 2014 $28,315 37
Jobs 2000 4,411 45 % of U.S. Per Cap Personal Income 2014 61.5% 37
Jobs 1990 4,048 44 Average Wage Per Job 2015 $38,577 17
Avg. Ann. Growth Rate Jobs 1990-2010 -0.7% 35 % of U.S. Avg. Wage Per Job 2015 72.9% 17
Percent Change Jobs 2012-2014 -5.2% 46 Unemployment Rate 2015 11.4% 1
Numeric Change Jobs 2013-2014 -224 45
Tax Data Value Value
Assessed Property 2013 $21,008,398 Per Capita Assessed Property 2013 $2,016
County Base Millage Rate 2015 0.2240 Additional Sales Tax, if applicable:
Value of One Mil 2015 $18,625 Local Option 1.0%
Net Taxable Sales FY14 $16,744,741 Capital Projects Ended 5-16
State Admissions Tax FY14 *** School District  
State Accommodations Tax Collected FY14 $4,537 Transportation  
Edu. Capital Improvement  
County Finance & Employment Data Value Value
Total Revenues FY14 *** Per Capita Revenues FY14 ***
Total Expenditures FY14 *** Per Capita Expenditures FY14 ***
General Fund Budget FY16 *** Per Capita Gen. Fund Budget FY16 ***
Total Debt Outstanding FY15 $96,000 Per Capita Debt Outstanding FY15 $9
Payroll FY16 *** Credit Rating(s) FY13, if applicable:
Full-Time Employees FY16 *** Moody's  
Part-Time Employees FY16 *** Standard & Poor's  
Full-Time Emp/1,000 Cnty Residents *** Fitch