Rockville, South Carolina

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Rockville, South Carolina
Town
Sign entering Rockville
Sign entering Rockville
Location of Rockville in South Carolinia
Location of Rockville
in South Carolinia
Coordinates: 32°36′11″N 80°11′49″W / 32.60306°N 80.19694°W / 32.60306; -80.19694Coordinates: 32°36′11″N 80°11′49″W / 32.60306°N 80.19694°W / 32.60306; -80.19694
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Charleston
Government
 • Mayor Libby A Holst
Area
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.33 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.10 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 134
 • Density 316/sq mi (122.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 45-61495[1]
GNIS feature ID 1231739[2]
Website townofrockville.com

Rockville is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, that was founded in 1784. The population was 134 at the 2010 census.[3] Rockville is part of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.

History[edit]

The Hanckel Mound, Horse Island, Rockville Historic District, and John Seabrook Plantation Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography[edit]

Rockville is located in southwestern Charleston County at 32°36′11″N 80°11′49″W / 32.60306°N 80.19694°W / 32.60306; -80.19694 (32.602932, -80.196942),[5] at the south end of South Carolina Highway 700, on the north bank of tidal Bohicket Creek, an arm of the North Edisto River. To the south across Bohicket Creek is the town of Seabrook Island. SC Highway 700 leads northeast 11 miles (18 km) to Johns Island and 22 miles (35 km) to Charleston.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), of which 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 17.52%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 137
2010 134 −2.2%
Est. 2015 140 [6] 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 137 people, 64 households, and 44 families residing in the town. The population density was 314.7 people per square mile (120.2/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 193.0 per square mile (73.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.86% White, 11.68% African American, 1.46% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 64 households out of which 10.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the town the population was spread out with 10.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 16.1% from 25 to 44, 41.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $58,977, and the median income for a family was $69,821. Males had a median income of $45,208 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $36,620. There were 3.9% of families and 3.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Government[edit]

The city is run by an elected mayor–council government system.

Mayor[edit]

Riley A Bradham II

Council Members[edit]

Zachary Nelson (Mayor Pro Tem), Mary Ann Cates, Simon Black, Margaret Schwuchow, Zackary Nelson

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): Rockville town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ Staff (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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