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.