Plum Branch, South Carolina

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Plum Branch, South Carolina
Location in McCormick County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in McCormick County and the state of South Carolina.
Coordinates: 33°51′0″N 82°15′34″W / 33.85000°N 82.25944°W / 33.85000; -82.25944Coordinates: 33°51′0″N 82°15′34″W / 33.85000°N 82.25944°W / 33.85000; -82.25944
Country United States
State South Carolina
County McCormick
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 98
 • Density 264.5/sq mi (102.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29845
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-57670[1]
GNIS feature ID 1230184[2]

Plum Branch is a town in McCormick County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 98 at the 2000 census.


Plum Branch is located at 33°51′00″N 82°15′34″W / 33.849875°N 82.259560°W / 33.849875; -82.259560.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 98 people, 43 households, and 26 families residing in the town. The population density was 264.5 people per square mile (102.3/km2). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 140.4 per square mile (54.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 78.57% White and 21.43% African American.

There were 43 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,583, and the median income for a family was $47,917. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,358. There were 10.3% of families and 21.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 26.7% of under eighteens and 35.0% of those over 64.