Roebuck, South Carolina

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Roebuck is a census-designated place (CDP) in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,725 at the 2000 census.

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History

Roebuck is home to the Walnut Grove Plantation, a preserved 18th century farmhouse and tourist attraction. One of the daughters of the original owners, Kate Moore, was a scout for General Daniel Morgan during the Battle of Cowpens.

Geography

Roebuck is located at 34°53′3″N 81°57′38″W / 34.88417°N 81.96056°W / 34.88417; -81.96056 (34.884195, -81.960597)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,725 people, 708 households, and 499 families residing in the town. The population density was 403.4 people per square mile (155.6/km²). There were 783 housing units at an average density of 183.1/sq mi (70.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.55% White, 10.84% African American, 1.22% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other race, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.

There were 708 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

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