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Heath Springs, South Carolina
Location of Heath Springs, South Carolina
Location of Heath Springs, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°35′30″N 80°40′28″W / 34.59167°N 80.67444°W / 34.59167; -80.67444Coordinates: 34°35′30″N 80°40′28″W / 34.59167°N 80.67444°W / 34.59167; -80.67444
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Lancaster
Area
 • Total 1.63 sq mi (4.21 km2)
 • Land 1.63 sq mi (4.21 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
719 ft (219 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 790
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,019
 • Density 627.08/sq mi (242.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29058
Area code(s) 803, 839
FIPS code 45-32965
GNIS feature ID 1245936

Heath Springs is a town in Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 790 at the 2010 census.

History

Heath Springs was incorporated in 1890. It was named for the firm Heath & Springs.

The Battle of Hanging Rock Historic Site and Heath Springs Depot are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Heath Springs is located at 34°35′30″N 80°40′28″W / 34.59167°N 80.67444°W / 34.59167; -80.67444 (34.591550, -80.674510).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of which is land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 266
1910 452 69.9%
1920 505 11.7%
1930 520 3.0%
1940 570 9.6%
1950 694 21.8%
1960 832 19.9%
1970 955 14.8%
1980 979 2.5%
1990 907 −7.4%
2000 864 −4.7%
2010 790 −8.6%
2019 (est.) 1,019 29.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 864 people, 328 households, and 225 families residing in the town. The population density was 256.6/km2 (667.1/sq mi). There were 366 housing units at an average density of 282.6 per square mile (108.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 48.38% White, 51.04% African American, 0.46% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 328 households, out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females age 18 and under there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,000, and the median income for a family was $29,688. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $20,463 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,407. About 24.0% of families and 32.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under age 18 and 42.3% of those age 65 or over.

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