Clarendon County

Central Carolina Technical College - F.E. Dubose Career Center
Central Carolina Technical College - F.E. Dubose Career Center
Lake Marion
Lake Marion
The Livery Stable - Originally built in 1905
The Livery Stable - Originally built in 1905

Located on the eastern side of Central SC Clarendon County has a lot to offer. Formed in 1785 the County was named after Edward Hyde, “Earl,” one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. The County seat, the town of Manning, is located just 2 miles from I-95 and 35 miles north of I-26. Clarendon County is growing rapidly, with an astonishing 21% growth in population since 1990. Clarendon County is business ready, with four available industrial buildings and six available industrial sites across approximately 607 square miles of business friendly soil.

Labor, Employment and Population

Labor Force & Employment, October 2014
Median Hourly Wage Rates by Occupation
Labor Force 12,333 All Occupations $16.40
Employment 11,230 Business and Financial $26.29
Unemployed 1,103 Computer and Mathematical $26.34
Unemployment Rate 8.9% Architectural and Engineering $35.36
Underemployed in County Labor Shed 61,200 Construction and Extraction $16.25
    Production Occupations $16.31
Per Capita Income $27,358
Transportation and Moving $13.98
Source: BLS, LAUS October 2014; Pathfinders Report 2009; BEA Annual 2013
Source: BLS, May 2013, Pee Dee, SC Non-MSA

According to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce’s SC Works Online Services, there are 655 potential candidates looking for work in Clarendon County under the Production Occupation group as of October 2014.

County Population 45-Minute Drive Time Population (Manning)
1990 Census 28,450 1990 Census 157,129
2000 Census 32,502 2000 Census 171,388
2010 Census 34,971 2010 Census 175,065
2010 Census Age 16+ 28,202  2010 Census Age 16+ 138,131
2010 Census Age 21+ 25,449 2010 Census Age 21+ 116,563
2010 Census Median Age  41.4  2010 Census Median Age  38.9 
Age 25+ with Bachelor's Degree or Higher 13.8% Age 25+ with Bachelor's Degree 15.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Source: Demographics Now; ESRI Market Profile

Quality of Life

Clarendon County is a great place to live; there is a multitude of quality of life amenities within the county, and world class beaches are a short drive away. Clarendon County is home to the Striped Bass Festival, which features local food, a parade, concerts, fireworks, a golf tournament and carnival rides. For recreational activities, Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie offer fishing, camping and hiking activities year round thanks to warm summers and mild winters. There are five golf courses located in Clarendon County, and over twenty 18-hole championship golf courses within a 25-mile radius.

Infrastructure

Clarendon County is located along the I-95 corridor providing easy North/South access. CSX provides rail services throughout the county, and the county is within a an hour drive of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and in close proximity to the Charleston International Airport.

Utility infrastructure is also extensive; Santee Electric Cooperative, Black River Electric Cooperative, CP&L, SCE&G, and VerizonAT&T and Farmers Telephone Coperative (FTC) supply the County’s business and residential utility demands.

Existing Industry

Industry Description NAICS  Employing Units Employed AVG Weekly Wage
Total, All Industries
10 583 6,708 $565
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 11 31 318 $619
Utilities 22
3 5
$341
Construction  23 32 166 $738
Manufacturing 31-33 18 388 $530
Wholesale Trade 42 15 63 $549
Retail Trade 44-45 112 1,123 $431
Transportation and Warehousing  48-49  23 102
$788
Information  51  5 31
$525
Finance and Insurance 52 35 165 $804
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 53 9 16 $551
Professional and Technical Services  54   22  254
$1,183
Administrative and Waste Services
56 19 101 $638
Educational Services
61
25  799  $605
Health Care and Social Assistance  62 49 1,474 $634
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 71 10 57 $285
Accommodation and Food Services 72 52 624 $225
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin. 81
97 241 $336
Public Administration 
92
26
780 $625
Source: BLS, QCEW, Q1 2014


For more information please visit the Clarendon County Development Board.

Major Employers

Company Name Industry Number Of Employees Foreign Affiliation
Clarendon County Health System Healthcare 800
Kent International, Inc. Manufacturing 175
Meritor Automotive Manufacturing 146
Trimaco Industries Manufacturing 143
Georgia-Pacific LLC Manufacturing 135
Black River Healthcare Healthcare 80
A&K Mulch Manufacturing 75
JC WItherspoon Jr. Inc. Manufacturing 63
Peak Corp. Manufacturing 59 China
Bank of Clarendon Financial Services 39

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