Hodges, South Carolina

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Hodges, South Carolina
Town
Location of Hodges, South Carolina
Location of Hodges, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°17′13″N 82°14′47″W / 34.28694°N 82.24639°W / 34.28694; -82.24639Coordinates: 34°17′13″N 82°14′47″W / 34.28694°N 82.24639°W / 34.28694; -82.24639
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Greenwood
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 155
 • Density 199/sq mi (76.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 29653, 29695
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-34225[1]
GNIS feature ID 1231390[2]

Hodges is a town in Greenwood County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 155 at the 2010 census.[3]

Hodges was named after Major General George Washington Hodges, who was commander of all of South Carolina's militia. Hodges was born September 9, 1792, and died March 24, 1876. He fought in the War of 1812. His grave is northeast of town in a hidden pre-Civil War cemetery.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Hodges is located in northern Greenwood County at 34°17′13″N 82°14′47″W / 34.28694°N 82.24639°W / 34.28694; -82.24639 (34.286835, -82.246260).[4] U.S. Route 178 passes through the center of town, leading northwest 34 miles (55 km) to Anderson. U.S. Route 25 passes just east of the town, leading north 44 miles (71 km) to Greenville and south with US 178 8 miles (13 km) to Greenwood.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Hodges has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), of which 1.513 acres (6,124 m2), or 0.30%, are water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 271
1890 255 −5.9%
1900 257 0.8%
1910 266 3.5%
1920 284 6.8%
1930 284 0.0%
1940 303 6.7%
1950 275 −9.2%
1960 209 −24.0%
1970 214 2.4%
1980 154 −28.0%
1990 125 −18.8%
2000 158 26.4%
2010 155 −1.9%
Est. 2015 154 [5] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 158 people, 56 households, and 42 families residing in the town. The population density was 201.8 people per square mile (78.2/km²). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 81.7 per square mile (31.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.61% White, 7.59% African American, and 3.80% from two or more races.

There were 56 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 116.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,563, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $33,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,564. About 18.6% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.8% of those sixty five or over.

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