Woodruff, South Carolina

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Woodruff, South Carolina
Location of Woodruff, South Carolina
Location of Woodruff, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°44′26″N 82°1′57″W / 34.74056°N 82.03250°W / 34.74056; -82.03250Coordinates: 34°44′26″N 82°1′57″W / 34.74056°N 82.03250°W / 34.74056; -82.03250
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountySpartanburg
Area
 • Total3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Land3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
787 ft (240 m)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total4,101
 • Density1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29388
Area code(s)864
FIPS code45-79090[1]
GNIS feature ID1251504[2]
Websitewww.cityofwoodruff.com

Woodruff is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, located in the "Upstate" area. The population was 4,101 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Woodruff is located at 34°44′26″N 82°1′57″W / 34.74056°N 82.03250°W / 34.74056; -82.03250 (34.740530, -82.032580).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.54%, is water.

History[edit]

The Old Woodruff High School, First Presbyterian Church of Woodruff, and Hurricane Tavern are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Government and city departments[edit]

Brad Burnett is the current mayor. City Council members include Mattie Norman, Toni Sloan, William Arnold, James Smith, and Tony Kennedy.[6]

Other city departments include the fire department, parks and recreation, building codes and zoning, police department, streets department, and sewer department.[7]

Education[edit]

Woodruff is part of Spartanburg County District Four. District Four includes Woodruff Primary, Woodruff Elementary, Woodruff Middle, and Woodruff High School.[8] It has less than 3000 students total through the district, with the average graduation class under 200 each year. Woodruff High School made Newsweek's 2010 List of America's Best High Schools.[9]

Throughout its history, Woodruff High has experienced a large amount of success in athletics, most notably football. Under the leadership of Coach W. L. Varner, Woodruff High athletics has numerous state titles.

Woodruff is also home to the Project Fun Homeschool Co-op which serves students in Spartanburg, Greenville, Laurens and Union counties.[10]

Education[edit]

Woodruff has a lending library, a branch of the Spartanburg County Public Library.[11]

Media[edit]

Woodruff has a radio station that is Woodruff specific; WQUL is a radio station located in Woodruff that plays oldies, carries local sports games, and keeps the community abreast of local events. It can be found at 95.9 FM.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880254
189038049.6%
190059656.8%
19101,880215.4%
19202,39627.4%
19303,17532.5%
19403,50810.5%
19503,8319.2%
19603,679−4.0%
19704,69027.5%
19805,17110.3%
19904,365−15.6%
20004,229−3.1%
20104,090−3.3%
Est. 20164,191[12]2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,229 people, 1,678 households, and 1,130 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,154.8 people per square mile (446.1/km²). There were 1,869 housing units at an average density of 510.4 per square mile (197.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.53% White, 27.71% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.74% of the population.

There were 1,678 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,824, and the median income for a family was $32,966. Males had a median income of $26,204 versus $21,467 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,535. About 15.5% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Woodruff city, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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  11. ^ "South Carolina libraries and archives". SCIWAY. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Casey/e/B001KITB4W/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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