Whitmire, South Carolina

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Whitmire is a town in Newberry County, South Carolina, along the Enoree River. The population was 1,512 at the 2000 census.



Whitmire is located at 34°30′8″N 81°36′51″W / 34.50222°N 81.61417°W / 34.50222; -81.61417 (34.502227, -81.614162)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,512 people, 650 households, and 404 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,203.0 people per square mile (463.3/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 617.4/sq mi (237.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.51% White, 20.50% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 650 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,007, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,258 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,429. About 16.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

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