Bucksport, South Carolina

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Bucksport is a census-designated place (CDP) in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,117 at the 2000 census. It is also a rural port on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at the merger point with the Waccamaw River. The port has some services available for boaters, but the biggest draw for boaters and landlubbers alike is the Bucksport Restaurant.



Bucksport is located at 33°40′37″N 79°6′54″W / 33.67694°N 79.115°W / 33.67694; -79.115 (33.676876, -79.114896)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.0 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,117 people, 359 households, and 285 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 290.8 people per square mile (112.3/km²). There were 388 housing units at an average density of 101.0/sq mi (39.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 2.24% White, 96.60% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.18% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.09% of the population.

There were 359 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 34.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

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