West Pelzer, South Carolina

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West Pelzer is a town in Anderson County, South Carolina, United States, along the Saluda River. The population was 879 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

West Pelzer is located at 34°38′47″N 82°28′30″W / 34.64639°N 82.475°W / 34.64639; -82.475 (34.646276, -82.474906)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 879 people, 395 households, and 250 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,796.4 people per square mile (692.6/km²). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 899.2/sq mi (346.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.11% White, 3.75% African American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 395 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,375, and the median income for a family was $34,702. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,781. About 15.3% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

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