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
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyFlorence
Area
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total932
 • Density1,105/sq mi (426.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code29591
Area code(s)843
FIPS code45-64600[1]
GNIS feature ID1226466[2]
Websitewww.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 land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880124
1900208
191030848.1%
1920294−4.5%
193039233.3%
194043811.7%
195060237.4%
19606131.8%
197073219.4%
198086117.6%
1990802−6.9%
200094217.5%
2010932−1.1%
Est. 2016860[5]−7.7%
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.

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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Scranton town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  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.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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