Scranton, South Carolina

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Scranton, South Carolina
Location of Scranton in South Carolina
Location of Scranton in South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°55′3″N 79°44′36″W / 33.91750°N 79.74333°W / 33.91750; -79.74333Coordinates: 33°55′3″N 79°44′36″W / 33.91750°N 79.74333°W / 33.91750; -79.74333
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Florence
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 942
 • Density 418/sq mi (161.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29591
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-64600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1226466[2]

Scranton is a town in Florence County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 942 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Scranton is located at 33°55′3″N 79°44′36″W / 33.91750°N 79.74333°W / 33.91750; -79.74333 (33.917414, -79.743378).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 942 people, 314 households, and 226 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,132.0 people per square mile (438.2/km²). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 417.0 per square mile (161.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.36% White, 56.05% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 314 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 25.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,605, and the median income for a family was $27,292. Males had a median income of $25,600 versus $19,118 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,094. About 23.1% of families and 25.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.