Society Hill, South Carolina

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Society Hill is a town in Darlington County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 700 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was the birthplace of Gashouse Gang member Pat Crawford and the Oklahoma jurist Henry Marshall Furman.



Society Hill is located at 34°30′50″N 79°51′4″W / 34.51389°N 79.85111°W / 34.51389; -79.85111 (34.513827, -79.851005)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), all of it land. Society Hill's nearest landmark is the Pee Dee River which separates Darlington County from Marlboro and Chesterfield County.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 700 people, 269 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 320.4 people per square mile (124.0/km²). There were 317 housing units at an average density of 145.1/sq mi (56.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.43% White, 54.00% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.86% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 269 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.6% 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 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

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