Lesslie, South Carolina

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Lesslie is a census-designated place located in York County, South Carolina and is a suburb of Rock Hill, South Carolina. As of the year 2000, Lesslie had a total population of 2,268 people. While Lesslie is sometimes considered to be a town it is not incorporated and does not have a town council or mayor. Lesslie is also located along Interstate 77, which can be accessed from Lesslie via exit 75.



Lesslie is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast from Rock Hill or located at 34°53'25" North, 80°57'23" West

Lesslie has a total area of 6.0 square miles (16 km2), and a elevation of around 701 feet (214 m)

Climate and Meteorology

Lesslie has a Humid subtropical climate, Cfa in the Köppen climate classification, characterized as humid, wet summers and cool, dry winters. The coldest temperature in the area was -6°F while the warmest was 108°F, both recorded at the Rock Hill Municipal Airport. Lesslie receives a large amount of precipitation throughout the year, with at least 3.3 in (84 mm) of precipitation occurring each month on average.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,268 people, 888 households, and 666 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 381.8 people per square mile (147.4/km²). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 161.8/sq mi (62.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.30% White, 3.97% African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 888 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% 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 2.94.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $52,125. Males had a median income of $35,441 versus $26,507 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,215. 6.6% of the population and 4.9% of families were below the poverty line. 5.8% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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