Scranton, South Carolina

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Scranton, South Carolina
Town
Location of Scranton in South Carolina
Location of Scranton in South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°55′3″N 79°44′36″W / 33.91750°N 79.74333°W / 33.91750; -79.74333Coordinates: 33°55′3″N 79°44′36″W / 33.91750°N 79.74333°W / 33.91750; -79.74333
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Florence
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 932
 • Density 1,105/sq mi (426.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29591
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-64600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1226466[2]
Website www.scrantonsc.com

Scranton is a town in Florence County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 932 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Scranton is located in southern Florence County at 33°55′3″N 79°44′36″W / 33.91750°N 79.74333°W / 33.91750; -79.74333 (33.917414, -79.743378).[4] U.S. Route 52 passes through the town, leading north 20 miles (32 km) to Florence, the county seat, and south 3 miles (5 km) to Lake City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Scranton has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 124
1900 208
1910 308 48.1%
1920 294 −4.5%
1930 392 33.3%
1940 438 11.7%
1950 602 37.4%
1960 613 1.8%
1970 732 19.4%
1980 861 17.6%
1990 802 −6.9%
2000 942 17.5%
2010 932 −1.1%
Est. 2015 863 [5] −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 942 people, 314 households, and 226 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,132.0 people per square mile (438.2/km²). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 417.0 per square mile (161.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.36% White, 56.05% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 314 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 25.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,605, and the median income for a family was $27,292. Males had a median income of $25,600 versus $19,118 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,094. About 23.1% of families and 25.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.

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