Cokesbury, South Carolina

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Cokesbury, South Carolina
Location of Cokesbury, South Carolina
Location of Cokesbury, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°17′17″N 82°12′28″W / 34.28806°N 82.20778°W / 34.28806; -82.20778Coordinates: 34°17′17″N 82°12′28″W / 34.28806°N 82.20778°W / 34.28806; -82.20778
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • Total0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Land0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
633 ft (193 m)
 • Total215
 • Density363/sq mi (140.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code45-15625[1]
GNIS feature ID1247334[2]

Cokesbury is a census-designated place (CDP) in Greenwood County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 215 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 279 in 2000.


The name "Cokesbury" is a combination of the names of two prominent bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury.[4]

The historic village of Cokesbury and the building that housed the Masonic Female College and Cokesbury Conference School are listed together on the National Register of Historic Places as an historic district.[5][6]


Cokesbury is located in northern Greenwood County at 34°17′17″N 82°12′28″W / 34.28806°N 82.20778°W / 34.28806; -82.20778 (34.287984, -82.207892).[7] It is 7 miles (11 km) north of Greenwood, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Cokesbury CDP has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), all land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 279 people, 105 households, and 78 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 444.1 people per square mile (171.0/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 176.7/sq mi (68.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 25.09% White, 72.76% African American, 1.08% Native American, and 1.08% from two or more races.

There were 105 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,908, and the median income for a family was $31,447. Males had a median income of $16,927 versus $30,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,592. About 7.4% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 51.7% of those sixty five or over.

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  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cokesbury CDP, South Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 87.
  5. ^ Old Cokesbury and Masonic Female College and Conference School, Greenwood County, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, accessed September 9, 2010
  6. ^ Old Cokesbury, and Masonic Female College and Conference School
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.