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Bethune, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethune is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kershaw County at latitude 34.4142 and longitude -80.3487. Kershaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 279 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Bethune, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bethune, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bethune indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethune (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethune: Lizenby, Lynchwood.

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Bethune, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 365
Population in Households 365
Population in Familes 296
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 332
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 107
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $105,833
Average Home Value $121,429


Median Household Income $33,256
Average Household Income $43,413
Per Capita Income $18,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.11% 1.49%
Households 2.16% 1.57%
Families 1.37% 1.45%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bethune, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethune to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 314 21st
Population Density1 # 277 30th
Diversity Index2 # 243 38th
Median Household Income # 245 38th
Per Capita Income # 219 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.