Timbering is also important, primarily for paper pulp.
Robert Mc Nair, Democratic Governor of South Carolina from 1965 to 1971, moved to Allendale County as an adult because his wife was from there.
30.0 percent of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.21. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males.
The racial makeup of the county was 73.6% black or African American, 23.7% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races.
Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.3% of the population.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.6 percent under the age of 18, 9.8 percent from 18 to 24, 28.2 percent from 25 to 44, 22.8 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the county was ,898, and the median income for a family was ,348.
Males had a median income of ,930 versus ,318 for females. About 28.4 percent of families and 34.5 percent of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.1 percent of those under age 18 and 26.00 percent of those age 65 or over.
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