Lynchburg, South Carolina

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Lynchburg, South Carolina
Location in Lee County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in Lee County and the state of South Carolina.
Coordinates: 34°3′38″N 80°4′38″W / 34.06056°N 80.07722°W / 34.06056; -80.07722Coordinates: 34°3′38″N 80°4′38″W / 34.06056°N 80.07722°W / 34.06056; -80.07722
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyLee
Area
 • Total1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
151 ft (46 m)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total350
 • Density519.7/sq mi (200.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29080
Area code(s)803
FIPS code45-43360[1]
GNIS feature ID1246492[2]

Lynchburg is a town in Lee County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 350 at the 2016 census.

History[edit]

Lynchburg Presbyterian Church and Tanglewood Plantation are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lynchburg is located at 34°3′38″N 80°4′38″W / 34.06056°N 80.07722°W / 34.06056; -80.07722 (34.060645, -80.077323).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910466
19205068.6%
19305121.2%
1940382−25.4%
195050632.5%
19605447.5%
19705460.4%
1980534−2.2%
1990475−11.0%
200058823.8%
2010373−36.6%
Est. 2016350[5]−6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 588 people, 222 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 519.7 people per square mile (200.9/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 231.5 per square mile (89.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.64% African American, 17.35% White, 8.50% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.67% of the population.

There were 222 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.4% were married couples living together, 27.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,250, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $22,125 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,608. About 31.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under age 18 and 44.2% of those age 65 or over.

Home of the Late African American Sarah Williams' Rose born in Camden South Carolina (1880-1948) Mother of John Henry Williams (1896- 1917) Father of Henry Mack Williams 1917-1987) "Wife" Beulah Rose' Williams February 1923- 1985 their "Eldest Son" John Mack Williams Born (June 12, 1938)- currently retired from Philadelphia PA, residing in Lynchburg South Carolina preserving his land received by inheritance which is often called “family” land that has been passed down by his grandmother the late Sarah Rose and has an emotional attachment for the Williams Family" John Williams 81, Will Williams 79, (Deceased)Charles Williams,(Deceased) Daniel Williams and (Deceased) Henry Mack Williams Jr.

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. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.