Lowrys, South Carolina

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Lowrys, South Carolina
Town
Location of Lowrys, South Carolina
Location of Lowrys, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°48′20″N 81°14′26″W / 34.80556°N 81.24056°W / 34.80556; -81.24056Coordinates: 34°48′20″N 81°14′26″W / 34.80556°N 81.24056°W / 34.80556; -81.24056
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Chester
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 200
 • Density 63/sq mi (24.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 45-42865[1]
GNIS feature ID 1246482[2]

Lowrys is a small rural town in Chester County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 200 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The People's Free Library of South Carolina was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[4]

Geography and climate[edit]

Lowrys is located near the northern border of Chester County at 34°48′20″N 81°14′26″W / 34.80556°N 81.24056°W / 34.80556; -81.24056 (34.805501, -81.240463).[5] U.S. Route 321 passes through the western side of the town, leading north 15 miles (24 km) to York and south 8 miles (13 km) to Chester. South Carolina Highway 909 (Old York Road) passes through the center of Lowrys and leads southeast 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to Chester Catawba Regional Airport.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 343
1920 194 −43.4%
1930 208 7.2%
1940 315 51.4%
1950 368 16.8%
1960 298 −19.0%
1970 260 −12.8%
1980 225 −13.5%
1990 200 −11.1%
2000 207 3.5%
2010 200 −3.4%
Est. 2015 196 [6] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 207 people, 76 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.5 people per square mile (25.3/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 26.6 per square mile (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.63% White, 31.88% African American and 0.48% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 76 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $55,833. Males had a median income of $46,667 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,652. About 3.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 11.8% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lowrys town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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