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Kershaw, South Carolina
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Location of Kershaw, South Carolina
Location of Kershaw, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Lancaster
Area
 • Total 2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Land 2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
522 ft (159 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,803
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,321
 • Density 1,121.26/sq mi (432.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29067
Area code(s) 803, 839
FIPS code 45-38095
GNIS feature ID 1246239

Kershaw is a town in Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States. It was incorporated in 1888. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,803, and as of 2019 the estimated population was 2,321. The Haile Gold Mine, where gold was discovered in 1825, is 3 miles (5 km) from town and was at one time the largest single producer of gold in the Appalachian region.

History

The Dr. William Columbus Cauthen House, Clinton AME Zion Church, East Richland Street-East Church Street Historic District, Kershaw Depot, Matson Street Historic District, and Unity Baptist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography and climate

Kershaw is located at 34°32′50″N 80°34′58″W / 34.54722°N 80.58278°W / 34.54722; -80.58278 (34.547245, -80.582843).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of which is land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,002
1910 950 −5.2%
1920 1,022 7.6%
1930 1,120 9.6%
1940 1,264 12.9%
1950 1,376 8.9%
1960 1,567 13.9%
1970 990 −36.8%
1980 1,993 101.3%
1990 1,814 −9.0%
2000 1,645 −9.3%
2010 1,803 9.6%
2019 (est.) 2,321 28.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Kershaw racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,100 64.97%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 478 28.23%
Native American 9 0.53%
Asian 6 0.35%
Other/Mixed 70 4.13%
Hispanic or Latino 30 1.77%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,693 people, 736 households, and 480 families residing in the town.

Education

Kershaw has a public library, a branch of the Lancaster County Library.

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