Whitmire, South Carolina

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Whitmire, South Carolina
Town
Nickname(s): Pearl of the Piedmont
Location of Whitmire, South Carolina
Location of Whitmire, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°30′8″N 81°36′51″W / 34.50222°N 81.61417°W / 34.50222; -81.61417Coordinates: 34°30′8″N 81°36′51″W / 34.50222°N 81.61417°W / 34.50222; -81.61417
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Newberry
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 433 ft (132 m)
Population (United States Census, 2010)
 • Total 1,441
 • Density 1,203.0/sq mi (464.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29178
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-77380[1]
GNIS feature ID 1251440[2]

Whitmire is a town in Newberry County, South Carolina, along the Enoree River. The population was 1,441 at the 2010 census. The town was founded by George Fredrick Whitmire who came from Germany.( cited by direct descendant)

Geography[edit]

Whitmire is located at 34°30′8″N 81°36′51″W / 34.50222°N 81.61417°W / 34.50222; -81.61417 (34.502227, -81.614162).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 131
1910 1,045 697.7%
1920 1,955 87.1%
1930 2,763 41.3%
1940 3,272 18.4%
1950 3,006 −8.1%
1960 2,663 −11.4%
1970 2,226 −16.4%
1980 2,038 −8.4%
1990 1,702 −16.5%
2000 1,512 −11.2%
2010 1,441 −4.7%
Est. 2015 1,462 [4] 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,441 people, 597 households, and 382 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,147.0 people per square mile. There were 760 housing units at an average density of 617.4 per square mile (237.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.51% White, 20.50% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 650 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,007, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,258 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,429. About 16.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Whitmire is known to be "The Pearl Of The Piedmont" in South Carolina.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

direct descendent

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