Allendale, South Carolina

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Allendale, South Carolina
Town
Location of Allendale, South Carolina
Location of Allendale, South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°0′32″N 81°18′31″W / 33.00889°N 81.30861°W / 33.00889; -81.30861Coordinates: 33°0′32″N 81°18′31″W / 33.00889°N 81.30861°W / 33.00889; -81.30861[1]
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Allendale
Area
 • Total 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 187 ft (57 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,482
 • Density 1,052/sq mi (406.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29810
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-00955[2]
GNIS feature ID 1220167[3]

Allendale is a town in Allendale County, South Carolina. The population was 3,482 at the 2010 census,[4] a decline from 4,052 in 2000. It is the county seat of Allendale County.[5]

History[edit]

The Allendale County Courthouse, Antioch Christian Church, Erwin House, Gravel Hill Plantation, Red Bluff Flint Quarries, Roselawn, and Smyrna Baptist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,030
1910 1,453 41.1%
1920 1,893 30.3%
1930 2,068 9.2%
1940 2,217 7.2%
1950 2,474 11.6%
1960 3,114 25.9%
1970 3,620 16.2%
1980 4,400 21.5%
1990 4,410 0.2%
2000 4,052 −8.1%
2010 3,482 −14.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,052 people, 1,542 households, and 997 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,225.2 people per square mile (472.7/km²). There were 1,763 housing units at an average density of 533.1 per square mile (205.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 18.19% White, 80.03% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

There were 1,542 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.2% were married couples living together, 31.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $16,632, and the median income for a family was $21,167. Males had a median income of $22,800 versus $20,873 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,433. About 36.7% of families and 41.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.5% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.

Higher education[edit]

University of South Carolina Salkehatchie was established in 1965.

Media[edit]

WEBA-TV/DT, a PBS station serving the South Carolina side of the Central Savannah River Area, is located here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Allendale town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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