Norway, South Carolina

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Norway is a town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 389 at the 2000 census.



Norway is located at 33°26′59″N 81°7′34″W / 33.44972°N 81.12611°W / 33.44972; -81.12611 (33.449692, -81.126029)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²) of it is land and 1.19% is water. Nickname: TICKET-TOWN USA, located on hwy 321. South Carolina 's first town water system. Home to the highest building between Columbia and Charleston during the 1950's.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 389 people, 153 households, and 104 families residing in the town. The population density was 465.5 people per square mile (178.8/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 196.3/sq mi (75.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.39% White, 45.24% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 153 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 20.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $34,000. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,864. About 20.8% of families and 30.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.0% of those under age 18 and 28.6% of those age 65 or over.

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