New Business Assistance Guide

The New Business Assistance Guide is a source of information on many of the aspects of starting a business in Hartsville, ranging from maps and demographics to zoning, permitting, relevant governmental agencies and other resources aimed at helping local businesses succeed.


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.



  • 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.