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Pickens is a town in Pickens County, in the Greenville metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Andrew Pickens.

The latitude of Pickens is 34.883N. The longitude is -82.707W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,093 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,015.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,364
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pickens demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Azalea Festival - April 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pickens web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Table Rock State Park
Historic sites and museums: Pickens County Museum of Art & History, Irma Morris Museum of Fine Arts, Hagood Mill

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pickens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pickens County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greenville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29671 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Pickens residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pickens ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pickens was $16,436, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Pickens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pickens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $684.


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Libraries in Pickens include Village Branch Library ... View libraries

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Pickens County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pickens political report.

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The average commute time for Pickens workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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