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Encyclopedia > Bennettsville, South Carolina

Bennettsville is a city located in Marlboro County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,425. It is the county seat of Marlboro County6.


Bennettsville is located at 34°37'17" North, 79°41'5" West (34.621270, _79.684830)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.1 km˛ (6.2 mi˛). 14.5 km˛ (5.6 mi˛) of it is land and 1.6 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 10.13% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,425 people, 3,289 households, and 2,167 families residing in the city. The population density is 651.0/km˛ (1,686.2/mi˛). There are 3,775 housing units at an average density of 260.7/km˛ (675.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 34.80% White, 63.15% African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,289 households out of which 29.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% are married couples living together, 25.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 110.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $22,389, and the median income for a family is $29,272. Males have a median income of $24,697 versus $21,054 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,917. 27.2% of the population and 22.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 39.2% of those under the age of 18 and 22.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=34.62127&longitude=-79.68483&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.62127&lon=-79.68483&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-79.68483&lat=34.62127&w=750&h=500)

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