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Mt. Carmel, South Carolina
CDP
Location in McCormick County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in McCormick County and the state of South Carolina.
Country United States
State South Carolina
County McCormick
Area
 • Total 9.2 sq mi (23.8 km2)
 • Land 9.2 sq mi (23.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 237
 • Density 25.8/sq mi (9.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29840
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-48310
GNIS feature ID 1230047

Mt. Carmel is a census-designated place (CDP) in McCormick County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 237 at the 2000 census.

History

The Calhoun Mill and Mount Carmel Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Mount Carmel is located at 34°0′44″N 82°30′25″W / 34.01222°N 82.50694°W / 34.01222; -82.50694 (34.012272, -82.507075).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.8 km²), all of which is land not covered with water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 237 people, 86 households, and 63 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 25.8 people per square mile (9.9/km²). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 5.49% White, 89.87% African American, 1.27% Asian, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 86 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.7% were married couples living together, 31.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,531, and the median income for a family was $28,500. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,777. About 46.8% of families and 48.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 75.0% of those sixty five or over.

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