Meggett, South Carolina

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Meggett, South Carolina
Location of Meggett inSouth Carolina
Location of Meggett in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 32°42′20″N 80°15′47″W / 32.70556°N 80.26306°W / 32.70556; -80.26306Coordinates: 32°42′20″N 80°15′47″W / 32.70556°N 80.26306°W / 32.70556; -80.26306
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Charleston
 • Mayor Grange S. Coffin, Jr
 • Total 14.8 sq mi (38.4 km2)
 • Land 14.6 sq mi (38.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,230
 • Density 84/sq mi (32.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29449
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-45790[1]
GNIS feature ID 1231537[2]

Meggett is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,230 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Meggett is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.


The Towles Farmstead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[3]


Meggett is located at 32°42′20″N 80°15′47″W / 32.70556°N 80.26306°W / 32.70556; -80.26306 (32.705515, -80.263106).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.4 km²), of which, 14.6 square miles (37.7 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.82%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,230 people, 484 households, and 377 families residing in the town. The population density was 84.4 people per square mile (32.6/km²). There were 540 housing units at an average density of 37.1 per square mile (14.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.78% White, 20.24% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 484 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,809, and the median income for a family was $51,667. Males had a median income of $36,563 versus $26,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,906. About 6.0% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.


The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system.


Grange S. Coffin Jr, Josh Garvin (Mayor [Pro Tem]), Keith McCarty, Buster Herrington, Tom Hutto.


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