Landrum, South Carolina

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Landrum, South Carolina
City
Location of Landrum, South Carolina
Location of Landrum, South Carolina
Coordinates: 35°10′31″N 82°11′10″W / 35.17528°N 82.18611°W / 35.17528; -82.18611Coordinates: 35°10′31″N 82°11′10″W / 35.17528°N 82.18611°W / 35.17528; -82.18611
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Spartanburg
Area
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,047 ft (319 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,376
 • Density 990/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29356
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-40075[1]
GNIS feature ID 1246289[2]
Website www.cityoflandrum.com

Landrum is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,376 at the 2010 census.[3]

It was founded in 1880 and incorporated in 1912. It is located just west of Interstate 26 between Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina.[4]

History[edit]

The Landrum area was settled around 1760 by homesteaders from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. There, they built a fort approximately two miles from the current City of Landrum. The town of Landrum was founded in 1880 after the railroad was extended north from Spartanburg and named after John Landrum who gave the land for construction of the local depot. Landrum was incorporated as a town three years later. In 1973 it was made into a city.[5]

Geography[edit]

Landrum is located at 35°10′31″N 82°11′10″W / 35.17528°N 82.18611°W / 35.17528; -82.18611 (35.175326, -82.186036).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 0.43% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,472 people, 1,040 households, and 691 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,053.7 people per square mile (406.1/km²). There were 1,107 housing units at an average density of 471.9 per square mile (181.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.84% White, 15.86% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 1,040 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $40,347. Males had a median income of $28,375 versus $20,784 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,259. About 10.4% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Blue Ridge Christian Academy is a private school in the city.

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