Salem, South Carolina

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Salem, South Carolina
Welcome sign along (SC 130)
Welcome sign along (SC 130)
Location in Oconee County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in Oconee County and the state of South Carolina.
Coordinates: 34°53′19″N 82°58′29″W / 34.88861°N 82.97472°W / 34.88861; -82.97472Coordinates: 34°53′19″N 82°58′29″W / 34.88861°N 82.97472°W / 34.88861; -82.97472
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyOconee
Area
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,070 ft (326 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total135
 • Density169/sq mi (61.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29676
Area code(s)864
FIPS code45-62980[1]
GNIS feature ID1230283[2]
Websitewww.salemsc.us

Salem is a U.S. town in Oconee County, South Carolina. The population was 135 at the 2010 United States Census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Salem is located at 34°53′19″N 82°58′29″W / 34.88861°N 82.97472°W / 34.88861; -82.97472 (34.888599, -82.974666).[4] The town lies in a hilly area along South Carolina Highway 130, just south of its junction with South Carolina Highway 11. Lake Keowee and Keowee-Toxaway State Park lie just to the east, and Lake Jocassee and Devils Fork State Park lie to the northeast. The North Carolina-South Carolina border passes several miles north of Salem.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910139
1960206
197030146.1%
1980194−35.5%
1990192−1.0%
2000126−34.4%
20101357.1%
Est. 2016149[5]10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 126 people, 54 households, and 36 families residing in the town. The population density was 150.5 people per square mile (57.9/km²). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 86.0 per square mile (33.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.24% White, 0.79% African American and 3.97% Native American.

There were 54 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,980. There were 9.7% of families and 12.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.1% of under eighteens and 18.8% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Salem has a lending library, a branch of the Oconee County Public Library.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ See http://factfinder2.census.gov for population numbers and for municipality and CDP lists in the 2010 Census.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "South Carolina libraries and archives". SCIWAY. Retrieved 13 June 2019.

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