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 seven available industrial buildings and seven available industrial sites across approximately 607 square miles of business friendly soil.

Labor, Employment and Population

Labor Force & Employment, April 2014
Median Hourly Wage Rates by Occupation
Labor Force 11,871 All Occupations $16.40
Employment 11,014 Business and Financial $26.29
Unemployed 857 Computer and Mathematical $26.34
Unemployment Rate 7.2% Architectural and Engineering $35.36
Underemployed in County Labor Shed 61,200 Construction and Extraction $16.25
    Production Occupations $16.31
Per Capita Income $26,775
Transportation and Moving $13.98
Source: BLS, LAUS April 2014; Pathfinders Report 2009; BEA Annual 2012
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 558 potential candidates looking for work in Clarendon County under the Production Occupation group as of May 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
10 594 6,716 $559
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 11 30 374 $574
Utilities 22
3 5
$335
Construction  23 32 132 $610
Manufacturing 31-33 19 365 $584
Wholesale Trade 42 17 66 $471
Retail Trade 44-45 111 1,164 $457
Transportation and Warehousing  48-49  24 110
$975
Information  51  5 32
$543
Finance and Insurance 52 35 167 $669
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 53 10 15 $569
Professional and Technical Services  54   22  254
$1,146
Administrative and Waste Services
56 16 93 $604
Educational Services
61
25  613  $622
Health Care and Social Assistance  62 49 1,480 $616
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 71 10 68 $299
Accommodation and Food Services 72 51 696 $229
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin. 81
113 243 $326
Public Administration 
92
22
840 $641
Source: BLS, QCEW, Q3 2013


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
Bank of Clarendon Financial Services 39
U.S. Mouldings Manufacturing 35

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