DILLON COUNTY
Date Formed:  1910
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. 2010-2015 -828 31
Population Estimate 2014 31,279 32 Percent Change Pop. Est. 2014-2015 -2.6% 30
Population Estimate 2015 31,234 32 Avg. Annual Growth Rate 2010 - 2015 -0.5% 30
Persons Per Square Mile 79.2 24
Economic Data Value Rank Value Rank
Jobs 2014 11,566 32 Personal Income 2014, in thousands $768,026 34
Jobs 2013 11,531 31 Avg. Annual Growth Rate, 1969 - 2014 6.0% 37
Jobs 2012 9,558 28 Per Capita Personal Income 2014 $24,674 45
Jobs 2000 11,100 31 % of U.S. Per Cap Personal Income 2014 53.6% 45
Jobs 1990 10,153 33 Average Wage Per Job 2015 $30,477 44
Avg. Ann. Growth Rate Jobs 1990-2010 -0.3% 26 % of U.S. Avg. Wage Per Job 2015 57.6% 44
Percent Change Jobs 2012-2014 0.3% 37 Unemployment Rate 2015 8.7% 8
Numeric Change Jobs 2013-2014 35 36
Tax Data Value Value
Assessed Property 2013 $69,345,329 Per Capita Assessed Property 2013 $2,163
County Base Millage Rate 2015 0.1355 Additional Sales Tax, if applicable:
Value of One Mil 2015 $65,372 Local Option 1.0%
Net Taxable Sales FY14 $157,636,984 Capital Projects Ended 9-08
State Admissions Tax FY14 $25,645 School District 1.0%
State Accommodations Tax Collected FY14 $109,587 Transportation  
Edu. Capital Improvement  
County Finance & Employment Data Value Value
Total Revenues FY14 $24,012,449 Per Capita Revenues FY14 $749
Total Expenditures FY14 $18,748,101 Per Capita Expenditures FY14 $585
General Fund Budget FY16 $18,101,113 Per Capita Gen. Fund Budget FY16 $565
Total Debt Outstanding FY15 $6,116,250 Per Capita Debt Outstanding FY15 $191
Payroll FY16 $7,283,248 Credit Rating(s) FY13, if applicable:
Full-Time Employees FY16 243 Moody's  
Part-Time Employees FY16 73 Standard & Poor's  
Full-Time Emp/1,000 Cnty Residents 7.58 Fitch