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Bethune, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethune had a population of 350 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bethune is located at latitude 34.4142 and longitude -80.3487 in Kershaw County. 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. Kershaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 279 feet.

The Town of Bethune (GNIS ID: 2405256) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bethune is located within Bethune Division of Kershaw County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethune population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethune: Lizenby, Lynchwood.

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Bethune, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 350
Population in Households 350
Population in Familes 284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 318
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $82,558
Average Home Value $93,164


Median Household Income $35,166
Average Household Income $42,741
Per Capita Income $18,188
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.73%
Households 0.75% 0.77%
Families 0.16% 0.58%
Median Household Income   -1.44%
Per Capita Income   0.8%
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 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 317 20th
Population Density1 # 283 29th
Diversity Index2 # 246 38th
Median Household Income # 243 39th
Per Capita Income # 258 35th

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