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Encyclopedia > Kershaw, South Carolina

Kershaw is a town located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,645.


Location of Kershaw, South Carolina

Kershaw is located at 3432'50" North, 8034'58" West (34.547245, -80.582843)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 km (1.9 mi). 4.8 km (1.9 mi) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,645 people, 690 households, and 465 families residing in the town. The population density is 343.3/km (888.5/mi). There are 771 housing units at an average density of 160.9/km (416.4/mi). The racial makeup of the town is 75.68% White, 22.80% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 690 households out of which 26.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% are non-families. 30.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the town the population is spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $36,065, and the median income for a family is $41,204. Males have a median income of $30,987 versus $21,827 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,370. 14.4% of the population and 9.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.4% 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=34.547245&longitude=-80.582843&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.547245&lon=-80.582843&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-80.582843&lat=34.547245&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Kershaw County, South Carolina at AllExperts (653 words)
Kershaw County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
Kershaw County was named for Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler.
Former South Carolina Governor John C. West was also from Kershaw County.
Lugoff – Kershaw County – South Carolina (316 words)
Lugoff is one of many stations in Kershaw County for the Seaboard Railway.
The county was formed in 1791 and was named for Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler.
Rich in heritage, Kershaw County is a place where the strength of tradition mingles with the excitement of the present.
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