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Bamberg, South Carolina
City
Gen. Francis Marion Bamberg House
Gen. Francis Marion Bamberg House
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Bamberg
Area
 • Total 3.59 sq mi (9.31 km2)
 • Land 3.58 sq mi (9.28 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 167 ft (51 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,607
 • Density 1,007/sq mi (388.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29003
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-03790
GNIS feature ID 1244955
Website bambergsc.com

Bamberg is a city in and the county seat of Bamberg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 3,607 at the 2010 census.

History

Bamberg is named after early resident William Seaborn Bamberg. Members of the Bamberg family continue to live in the county to this day. The Bamberg City Hall, Bamberg Historic District, Bamberg Post Office, Gen. Francis Marion Bamberg House, Cal Smoak Site, and Woodlands are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Bamberg is located at 33°17′54″N 81°1′55″W / 33.29833°N 81.03194°W / 33.29833; -81.03194 (33.298440, -81.031903).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.34%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 648
1890 696 7.4%
1900 1,533 120.3%
1910 1,937 26.4%
1920 2,210 14.1%
1930 2,450 10.9%
1940 3,000 22.4%
1950 2,954 −1.5%
1960 3,081 4.3%
1970 3,406 10.5%
1980 3,672 7.8%
1990 3,843 4.7%
2000 3,733 −2.9%
2010 3,607 −3.4%
Est. 2015 3,383 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,733 people, 1,383 households, and 923 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,058.1 people per square mile (408.3/km²). There were 1,537 housing units at an average density of 435.6 per square mile (168.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.22% White, 53.58% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 1,383 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 25.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,736, and the median income for a family was $28,309. Males had a median income of $38,068 versus $20,815 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,512. About 21.4% of families and 28.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.2% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.


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