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Encyclopedia > Chapin, South Carolina

Chapin is a town located in Lexington County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 628. Lexington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Geography

Location of Chapin, South Carolina

Chapin is located at 34°9'57" North, 81°20'50" West (34.165783, -81.347260)1. Adapted from Wikipedias SC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²). 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.55% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 628 people, 249 households, and 192 families residing in the town. The population density is 134.7/km² (349.6/mi²). There are 261 housing units at an average density of 56.0/km² (145.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 92.04% White, 6.37% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 249 households out of which 35.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% are married couples living together, 12.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% are non-families. 19.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 2.89. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $48,750, and the median income for a family is $58,281. Males have a median income of $40,455 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the town is $24,124. 4.2% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.9% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


School System

One of the reasons many parents come to Chapin is because of the schools (Chapin High School, Chapin Elementary School, etc.). They are nationally competitive schools that are among the best in South Carolina.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=34.165783_N_-81.34726_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from MapQuest (http://mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=34.165783&longitude=-81.34726&zoom=6) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.165783,-81.34726&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from TopoZone (http://topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.165783&lon=-81.34726&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA (http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-81.34726&lat=34.165783&w=2)
    • Satellite image from Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.165783,-81.34726&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)

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Governor Mark Sanford is encouraging all South Carolinians to voluntarily conserve water.
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Chapin is conveniently located in the Midlands of South Carolina, in the northern part of Lexington County near the center of the state.
We are close enough to South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia that many residents commute the 30 minutes to work in governmental, professional and other occupations in Columbia.
The town of Chapin is in Lexington County, but the Greater Chapin area includes parts of both Richland and Newberry counties and is bounded by Lake Murray and the Broad River.
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