Blythewood, South Carolina

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Blythewood is a town in Fairfield and Richland counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 170 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography/Growth

Geography

Blythewood is located at 34°13′5″N 80°59′5″W / 34.21806°N 80.98472°W / 34.21806; -80.98472 (34.217992, -80.984618)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.86%) is water.

Growth

The town of Blythewood, SC has been going through a growth spurt with the Lake Carolina and Long Creek Plantation master planned communities. Blythewood families attend Round Top Elementary, Lake Carolina Elementary, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary, Blythewood Middle School, Kelly Mill Middle, and Blythewood High schools. There are three schools in the planning stages that are to be opened in the next 5 years. They are, Langford Elementary, Middle School #7 (no name yet) and High School #5 (no name yet) All of these schools are Award Winning Richland Two Schools with Lake Carolina, Bethel- Hanberry, Round Top Elementary, Blythewood Middle earning Palmetto Finest. The town estimates the population has grown to over 1,000 residents

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 170 people, 73 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.9 people per square mile (20.8/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 35.2/sq mi (13.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 81.18% White, 18.24% African American, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.35% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.91.

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