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Encyclopedia > South Congaree, South Carolina

South Congaree is a town located in Lexington County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,266.


Location of South Congaree, South Carolina

South Congaree is located at 33°54'31" North, 81°8'7" West (33.908621, -81.135178)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.4 km˛ (3.2 mi˛). 8.3 km˛ (3.2 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.92% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,266 people, 890 households, and 652 families residing in the town. The population density is 271.7/km˛ (703.8/mi˛). There are 1,002 housing units at an average density of 120.1/km˛ (311.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 88.35% White, 7.90% African American, 0.84% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 890 households out of which 33.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% are married couples living together, 15.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% are non-families. 22.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the town the population is spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $36,995, and the median income for a family is $39,250. Males have a median income of $30,606 versus $21,866 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,543. 12.5% of the population and 13.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.7% of those under the age of 18 and 7.1% 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=33.908621&longitude=-81.135178&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.908621&lon=-81.135178&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-81.135178&lat=33.908621&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Town Of South Congaree (96 words)
Today South Congaree is a growing town of approximately 2,500 residents.
South Congaree has an active council form of government that provides zoning regulations, building permits and a 24-hour police department.
The state of South Carolina bought 1007 acres from Pickens C. Price in 1913 for $12,000.00 to establish the camp.
South Carolina - MSN Encarta (975 words)
South Carolina remained primarily an agricultural state until the early decades of the 20th century, when manufacturing, particularly the textile industry, developed as the leading economic activity.
South Carolina ranks 40th in size among the states, with an area of 82,931 sq km (32,020 sq mi), including 2,611 sq km (1,008 sq mi) of inland water and 186 sq km (72 sq mi) of coastal waters over which it has jurisdiction.
South Carolina includes portions of three major natural regions, or physiographic provinces, of the eastern United States: the Atlantic portion of the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont (see Piedmont Plateau), and the Blue Ridge provinces.
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