Harleyville, South Carolina

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Harleyville is a town in Dorchester County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 594 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Harleyville is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.



Harleyville is located at 33°12.7′N 80°26.9′W / 33.2117°N 80.4483°W / 33.2117; -80.4483 (33.2122, -80.4486).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 594 people, 250 households, and 165 families residing in the town. The population density was 601.1 people per square mile (231.7/km²). There were 282 housing units at an average density of 285.4/sq mi (110.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 59.26% White, 38.38% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 250 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,397, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $33,083 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,412. About 23.1% of families and 43.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 22.9% of those age 65 or over.

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