McCormick, South Carolina

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McCormick, South Carolina
Town
The McCormick County courthouse
The McCormick County courthouse
Location in McCormick County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in McCormick County and the state of South Carolina.
Coordinates: 33°54′49″N 82°17′21″W / 33.91361°N 82.28917°W / 33.91361; -82.28917Coordinates: 33°54′49″N 82°17′21″W / 33.91361°N 82.28917°W / 33.91361; -82.28917
Country United States
State South Carolina
County McCormick
Area
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 535 ft (163 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,489
 • Density 396.4/sq mi (153.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 29835, 29899
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-43720[1]
GNIS feature ID 1246583[2]
Website www.townofmccormicksc.org

McCormick is a town in McCormick County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,783 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of McCormick County.[3]

History[edit]

The Dorn Gold Mine, Dorn's Flour and Grist Mill, Joseph Jennings Dorn House, Eden Hall, Farmer's Bank, John Albert Gibert M.D. House, Otway Henderson House, Hotel Keturah, McCormick County Courthouse, McCormick Train Station, and M.L.B. Sturkey House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography[edit]

McCormick is located at 33°54′49″N 82°17′21″W / 33.91361°N 82.28917°W / 33.91361; -82.28917 (33.913565, -82.289154).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,489 people, 657 households, and 400 families residing in the town. The population density was 396.4 people per square mile (152.9/km²). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 196.2 per square mile (75.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 32.51% White, 64.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 1.41% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 657 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,688, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $26,027 versus $20,263 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,338. About 20.7% of families and 26.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.