Johnston, South Carolina

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Johnston is a town in Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,336 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.



Johnston is located at 33°49′55″N 81°48′8″W / 33.83194°N 81.80222°W / 33.83194; -81.80222 (33.831927, -81.802304)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.33%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,336 people, 923 households, and 635 families residing in the town. The population density was 930.6 people per square mile (359.3/km²). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 403.2/sq mi (155.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 35.92% White, 62.63% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 923 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 22.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,570, and the median income for a family was $29,531. Males had a median income of $25,521 versus $19,572 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,671. About 21.2% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

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