McCormick County

Formed in 1916, McCormick County was settled in the mid-eighteenth century by Scotch-Irish, French Huguenot, and German farmers. The County’s natural beauty, abundant resources, and location are what attracted early settlers and what continue to make McCormick County a unique place today.

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McCormick is located within the Sumter National Forest and nestled along South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast. The county is also characterized by its man-made lake, Clark’s Hill, created by Thurmond Dam, named after Strom Thurmond, the longest-serving member of Congress to serve exclusively in the Senate. At full pool elevation, the lake comprises nearly 71,100 acres of water. It is a popular recreation area, attracting people from South Carolina and Georgia. Savannah Lakes Villages, an exclusive community with two championship golf courses located along the lake, offers a variety of recreational activities.

Besides outdoor activities, McCormick County also provides its residents with cultural events. The McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK) encourages participation in various cultural opportunities: exhibits, educational programs, performances and events are held throughout the year. The MACK is a vital historic and cultural establishment of community identity and tourism.


The total population of McCormick County is 9,431. The median age is 56.57

Educational Attainment

32.27% of the population in McCormick County have an Associate’s degree or higher. 84.22% have a high school degree or higher.

Labor Force

McCormick County has a labor force of 3,053 people, with an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

Income and Spending

Households in McCormick County earn a median yearly income of $49,704. 30.09% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average $54,080 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Utilities.


There are 63% more households who own their homes than there are renters.


Residents spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work. McCormick County is served by 26 airports within 50 miles. Rail can be accessed within the community. Interstates can be accessed 7 miles away.


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If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Western region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.


The region’s workforce is consistently growing in both number and skill. In 2014, Saluda and Edgefield Counties became Certified Work Ready Communities. This certification makes communities more attractive to existing and new businesses because it demonstrates that a community is home to a skilled workforce.