Wagener, South Carolina

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Wagener is a town in Aiken County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 863 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.



Wagener is located at 33°39′10″N 81°21′51″W / 33.65278°N 81.36417°W / 33.65278; -81.36417 (33.652701, -81.364187)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²) of it is land and 0.79% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 863 people, 347 households, and 239 families residing in the town. The population density was 685.1 people per square mile (264.4/km²). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 336.6/sq mi (129.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 61.53% African American, 37.54% White, 0.35% Asian, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 347 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 26.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,773, and the median income for a family was $29,833. Males had a median income of $28,182 versus $17,212 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,805. About 15.2% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.


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