Mauldin, South Carolina

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Mauldin, South Carolina
City
Location of Mauldin, South Carolina
Location of Mauldin, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°46′51″N 82°18′2″W / 34.78083°N 82.30056°W / 34.78083; -82.30056Coordinates: 34°46′51″N 82°18′2″W / 34.78083°N 82.30056°W / 34.78083; -82.30056
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Greenville
Area
 • Total 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km2)
 • Land 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 951 ft (290 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 15,224
 • Density 1,767.1/sq mi (682.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29662
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-45115[1]
GNIS feature ID 1246563[2]
Website www.cityofmauldin

Mauldin is a small city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 15,224 at the 2000 census. It is a principal city of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22 km2), all of it land.

History[edit]

Benjamin Griffith was awarded the first land grant in what is now called Mauldin in 1784. The name of Mauldin was given to the town almost accidentally in 1820 thanks to South Carolina's Lieutenant Governor, W. L. Mauldin. The train station was called "Mauldin" because the Lt. Governor had assisted in getting the Greenville Laurens Railroad Company to come through the village. Over time, the entire area took the name of Mauldin.

During the Civil War, many of Mauldin's citizens left to fight and the city virtually dried up. It never completely recovered until after World War II when the city was once again incorporated as a town (1960).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,224 people, 6,131 households, and 4,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,767.1 people per square mile (681.9/km²). There were 6,500 housing units at an average density of 754.5 per square mile (291.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.25% White, 20.82% African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.24% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.73% of the population.

There were 6,131 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 30.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,657, and the median income for a family was $61,817. Males had a median income of $41,047 versus $29,985 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,750. About 3.2% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

The supermarket chain BI-LO once had its headquarters in Mauldin.[3][4]

School[edit]

Greenville County School District operates public schools. The only high school is Mauldin High School.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Contact Us." BI-LO. January 5, 2006. Retrieved on October 5, 2012. "Shipping Address: BI-LO, LLC 208 BI-LO Blvd. Greenville, SC 29607"
  4. ^ "Zoning and Parcels Map." (Archive) City of Mauldin. Retrieved on October 5, 2012.

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