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Bamberg, South Carolina
City
Bamberg is located in South Carolina
Bamberg
Bamberg
Location of Bamberg in South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°17′54″N 81°1′55″W / 33.29833°N 81.03194°W / 33.29833; -81.03194Coordinates: 33°17′54″N 81°1′55″W / 33.29833°N 81.03194°W / 33.29833; -81.03194
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Bamberg
Area
 • Total 3.59 sq mi (9.31 km2)
 • Land 3.58 sq mi (9.28 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 167 ft (51 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,607
 • Density 1,007/sq mi (388.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29003
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-03790[1]
GNIS feature ID 1244955[2]
Website bambergsc.com

Bamberg is a city in and the county seat of Bamberg County, South Carolina, United States.[3][4] The population was 3,607 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The Bamberg City Hall, Bamberg Historic District, Bamberg Post Office, Gen. Francis Marion Bamberg House, Cal Smoak Site, and Woodlands are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Geography[edit]

Bamberg is located at 33°17′54″N 81°1′55″W / 33.29833°N 81.03194°W / 33.29833; -81.03194 (33.298440, -81.031903)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.34%, is water.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 3,733
2010 3,607 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,733 people, 1,383 households, and 923 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,058.1 people per square mile (408.3/km²). There were 1,537 housing units at an average density of 435.6 per square mile (168.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.22% White, 53.58% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 10,000 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 25.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,736, and the median income for a family was $28,309. Males had a median income of $38,068 versus $20,815 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,512. About 21.4% of families and 28.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.2% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

Public schools[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bamberg has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[13]

Climate data for Bamberg, South Carolina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(58)
17
(62)
21
(70)
26
(78)
29
(84)
32
(89)
33
(92)
32
(90)
29
(85)
24
(76)
20
(68)
16
(60)
24.4
(76)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(38)
7
(44)
11
(51)
15
(59)
19
(66)
21
(70)
21
(69)
18
(64)
12
(53)
7
(44)
3
(37)
11.6
(52.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 99
(3.9)
99
(3.9)
109
(4.3)
79
(3.1)
94
(3.7)
132
(5.2)
130
(5)
135
(5.3)
104
(4.1)
71
(2.8)
64
(2.5)
84
(3.3)
1,200
(47.1)
Source: Weatherbase [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Municipal Information Directory, Municipal Association of South Carolina.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bamberg town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ "South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley". National Governors Association. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mickey Pruitt". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ricky Sapp #7". Clemson Rivals. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mookie Wilson Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Preston Wilson Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Bamberg, South Carolina
  14. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 18, 2013.

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