Nichols, South Carolina

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Nichols, South Carolina
Location of Nichols in South Carolina
Location of Nichols in South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°13′58″N 79°8′55″W / 34.23278°N 79.14861°W / 34.23278; -79.14861Coordinates: 34°13′58″N 79°8′55″W / 34.23278°N 79.14861°W / 34.23278; -79.14861
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Marion
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 408
 • Density 293/sq mi (113.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 45-50110[1]
GNIS feature ID 1225046[2]

Nichols is a town in Marion County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 408 at the 2000 census.


Nichols is located at 34°13′58″N 79°8′55″W / 34.23278°N 79.14861°W / 34.23278; -79.14861 (34.232779, -79.148513).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 408 people, 176 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 293.8 people per square mile (113.3/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 143.3 per square mile (55.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.96% White, 47.06% African American, 0.25% Native American, and 0.74% from two or more races.

There were 176 households out of which 17.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,597, and the median income for a family was $43,393. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $19,306 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,092. About 6.6% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.