Belton, South Carolina

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Belton is a city in eastern Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 4,461 at the 2000 census.



Belton is located at 34°31′32″N 82°29′46″W / 34.52556°N 82.49611°W / 34.52556; -82.49611 (34.525630, -82.496129)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (10.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,461 people, 1,948 households, and 1,275 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,158.2 people per square mile (447.4/km²). There were 2,129 housing units at an average density of 552.7/sq mi (213.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.52% White, 17.51% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

There were 1,948 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,191, and the median income for a family was $36,531. Males had a median income of $30,100 versus $22,470 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,970. About 15.2% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

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