Cowpens, South Carolina

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Cowpens is a town in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,279 at the 2000 census.



Cowpens is located at 35°0′58″N 81°48′15″W / 35.01611°N 81.80417°W / 35.01611; -81.80417 (35.016181, -81.804240)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,279 people, 922 households, and 639 families residing in the town. The population density was 979.3 people per square mile (377.7/km²). There were 991 housing units at an average density of 425.8/sq mi (164.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.65% White, 21.37% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.06% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.

There were 922 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,815, and the median income for a family was $39,387. Males had a median income of $35,978 versus $22,778 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,847. About 15.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.


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