Quinby, South Carolina

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Quinby, South Carolina
Location of Quinby in South Carolina
Location of Quinby in South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°13′42″N 79°43′57″W / 34.22833°N 79.73250°W / 34.22833; -79.73250Coordinates: 34°13′42″N 79°43′57″W / 34.22833°N 79.73250°W / 34.22833; -79.73250
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Florence
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 118 ft (36 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 842
 • Density 759/sq mi (292.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29506
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-58795[1]
GNIS feature ID 1253496[2]

Quinby is a town in Florence County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 842 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Quinby is located at 34°13′42″N 79°43′57″W / 34.22833°N 79.73250°W / 34.22833; -79.73250 (34.228445, -79.732460).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 842 people, 331 households, and 254 families residing in the town. The population density was 755.6 people per square mile (292.9/km²). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 315.0 per square mile (122.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.87% White, 56.18% African American, 0.12% Native American, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 331 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% 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 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,639, and the median income for a family was $55,556. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,804. About 8.1% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.