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Honea Path, South Carolina
Nickname(s): 
"The land flowing with milk and honey"
Motto(s): 
"Little town with a big heart."
Location of Honea Path, South Carolina
Location of Honea Path, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
Counties Abbeville, Anderson
Area
 • Total 3.51 sq mi (9.10 km2)
 • Land 3.51 sq mi (9.10 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
791 ft (241 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,597
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,826
 • Density 1,088.79/sq mi (420.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29654
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-34810
GNIS feature ID 1246035

Honea Path is a town primarily in Anderson County, South Carolina and extending into Abbeville County in the northwest part of the state. The population was 3,597 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Honea Path is located at 34°26′51″N 82°23′35″W / 34.44750°N 82.39306°W / 34.44750; -82.39306 (34.447400, -82.393044).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km2), all land.

Honea Path has many lakes and creeks: towards Anderson on Highway 252 is Blue Barker Creek (aka, Blue Creek) and Barkers Creek, and towards Princeton on Highway 76 is Broad Mouth Creek.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 228
1890 365 60.1%
1900 617 69.0%
1910 1,763 185.7%
1920 1,900 7.8%
1930 2,740 44.2%
1940 2,765 0.9%
1950 2,840 2.7%
1960 3,453 21.6%
1970 3,707 7.4%
1980 4,114 11.0%
1990 3,841 −6.6%
2000 3,504 −8.8%
2010 3,597 2.7%
2019 (est.) 3,826 6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Honea Path racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,820 76.51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 635 17.23%
Native American 6 0.16%
Asian 14 0.38%
Other/Mixed 125 3.39%
Hispanic or Latino 86 2.33%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,686 people, 1,465 households, and 1,027 families residing in the town.

Education

Public education in Honea Path is administered by Anderson School District Two. The district operates Honea Path Elementary School, Honea Path Middle School, and Belton-Honea Path High School. Whispering Pines Mennonite School is a private institution.

Honea Path has a public library, a branch of the Anderson County Library System.

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