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Why Hartsville?

A Guide to Investing in Hartsville

Hartsville is the home of industry, headquarters of Sonoco Products Company. We are the home of education, such as the rapidly expanding Coker College and the rigorous, research-focused South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. We are also the home of culture, from the exhibitions of the Black Creek Arts Council to the performances at the historic Center Theater. There are also the countless recreational opportunities ranging from Prestwood Lake to the facilities on our 93-acre Byerly Park Recreation Complex. Hartsville is a memorable place, combining the welcoming charm of small-town life with the amenities, innovation and economic development of a much larger municipality. View our Why Hartsville? investment guide to learn more.

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Population

City of Hartsville, 2010 Census (approx. 5.72 sq. miles)

  • Population: 7,764 (7,852 in 2014 estimate)
  • Median age: 36.7
  • Households: 3,081
  • Housing units: 3,704

(Source: United States Census)

29550 zip code, 2010 Census

  • Population: 32,284
  • Median age: 39.5
  • Households: 12,539
  • Housing units: 14,406

(Source: United States Census)

Emergency services

  • The Hartsville Police Department counted 32 police officers in 2011. In this year, Hartsville had the highest number of officers for any South Carolina municipality with a population of less than 8,000, and more officers than several larger cities as well. (Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • The Hartsville Fire Department’s Public Protection Classification of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) is Class 4.

Education

Government

  • Hartsville was incorporated Dec. 11, 1891.
  • Hartsville operates under the Council-Manager form of government. City Council includes a Mayor elected at large and six additional council members. City Council meets in Council Chambers at Hartsville City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave.. Monthly meetings include a work session on the first Tuesday of the month, as well as regular meetings, during which action items may be considered, on the second Tuesday of the month.

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