Lugoff, South Carolina

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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Coordinates: 34°13′14″N 80°41′31″W / 34.22056°N 80.69194°W / 34.22056; -80.69194Coordinates: 34°13′14″N 80°41′31″W / 34.22056°N 80.69194°W / 34.22056; -80.69194
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyKershaw
Area
 • Total15.29 sq mi (39.59 km2)
 • Land15.03 sq mi (38.94 km2)
 • Water0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
Elevation
262 ft (80 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,434
 • Density494/sq mi (190.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29078
Area code(s)803, 839
FIPS code45-43000[1]
GNIS feature ID1231510[2]

Lugoff (/ˈljuːɡɒf/ LEW-gof) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 7,434 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 6,278 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Lugoff was named for Count Lugoff. The Count was a Russian engineer who worked on construction of the Seaboard Air Line Railway in 1899. The railroad had a station in Lugoff.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Lugoff is located 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Camden, the Kershaw county seat, and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of the Wateree River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.3 square miles (39.6 km2), of which 15.0 square miles (38.9 km2) are land and 0.6 square kilometres (0.2 sq mi), or 1.64%, are water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

2020 census[edit]

Lugoff racial composition[4]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 6,943 69.5%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,050 20.52%
Native American 7 0.07%
Asian 89 0.89%
Pacific Islander 8 0.08%
Other/Mixed 454 4.54%
Hispanic or Latino 439 4.39%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,990 people, 3,217 households, and 2,295 families residing in the CDP.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,434 people, 2,861 households, and 2,130 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 494.6 people per square mile (190.9/km2). There were 3,017 housing units, of which 156, or 5.2%, were vacant. The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.9% white, 16.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% some other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.[5]

Of the 2,861 households in the CDP, 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were headed by married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59, and the average family size was 3.03.[5]

In the CDP, 26.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.9% were from 18 to 24, 25.2% were from 25 to 44, 28.3% were from 45 to 64, and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.[5]

For the period 2013–17, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $56,665, and the median income for a family was $64,148. Male full-time workers had a median income of $45,810 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,386. About 10.5% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.[6]

Arts and culture[edit]

The Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade takes place every Christmas season in Lugoff.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

  • Lugoff-Elgin High School
  • Lugoff-Elgin Middle School
  • Lugoff Elementary School
  • Wateree Elementary School
  • Doby's Mill Elementary School

Media[edit]

The West Wateree Chronicle is the consolidated newspaper that serves Lugoff, as well as nearby Elgin.

Infrastructure[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". 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), Lugoff CDP, South Carolina". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-13.
  5. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), Lugoff CDP, South Carolina". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03), Lugoff CDP, South Carolina". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 17, 2019.

[1]

  1. ^ "Lugoff - Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce". Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 28 December 2021.