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Cottageville, South Carolina
Town
Motto: "Growing Toward the Future"
Location of Cottageville, South Carolina
Location of Cottageville, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Colleton
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 762
 • Density 223/sq mi (86.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29435
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-16990
GNIS feature ID 1231198

Cottageville is a town in Colleton County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 762 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Cottageville is in eastern Colleton County, along U.S. Route 17 Alt. Walterboro, the county seat, is 11 miles (18 km) to the west, and Summerville is 20 miles (32 km) to the east.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Cottageville has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 418
1920 444 6.2%
1930 465 4.7%
1940 544 17.0%
1950 553 1.7%
1960 520 −6.0%
1970 497 −4.4%
1980 371 −25.4%
1990 572 54.2%
2000 707 23.6%
2010 762 7.8%
Est. 2015 738 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 707 people, 274 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 222.2 people per square mile (85.8/km²). There were 310 housing units at an average density of 97.4 per square mile (37.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.71% White, 11.88% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 274 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,281, and the median income for a family was $44,583. Males had a median income of $29,886 versus $22,019 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,765. About 14.7% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

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