South Congaree, South Carolina

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South Congaree is a town in Lexington County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,266 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.



South Congaree is located at 33°54′31″N 81°8′7″W / 33.90861°N 81.13528°W / 33.90861; -81.13528 (33.908621, -81.135178)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,266 people, 890 households, and 652 families residing in the town. The population density was 703.8 people per square mile (271.7/km²). There were 1,002 housing units at an average density of 311.2/sq mi (120.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.35% White, 7.90% African American, 0.84% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 890 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,995, and the median income for a family was $39,250. Males had a median income of $30,606 versus $21,866 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,543. About 13.7% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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