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North, South Carolina
Downtown North
Downtown North
Location in Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Orangeburg
Area
 • Total 0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Land 0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
279 ft (85 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 754
 • Estimate 
(2019)
708
 • Density 819.44/sq mi (316.33/km2)
Time zone UTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Code
29112
Area code(s) 803, 839
FIPS code 45-50560
GNIS feature ID 1231596

North is a town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 754 at the 2010 census.

In 1891, the South Bound Railway Company came through the area with the assistance of John F. North. In 1892, John North, along with George W. Pou and Sampson A. Livingston, donated 100 acres (40.5 ha) for the railway depot and townsite. A U.S. Post Office branch was also later established. The next year John North, a Confederate veteran and businessman, was elected the first mayor of his namesake town of North, South Carolina. The town has been noted for its unusual place name.

The United States Air Force base North Auxiliary Airfield is located near the town.

Geography

North is located at 33°36′58″N 81°6′13″W / 33.61611°N 81.10361°W / 33.61611; -81.10361 (33.615983, -81.103588).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 368
1910 561 52.4%
1920 700 24.8%
1930 755 7.9%
1940 733 −2.9%
1950 954 30.2%
1960 1,047 9.7%
1970 1,076 2.8%
1980 1,304 21.2%
1990 809 −38.0%
2000 813 0.5%
2010 754 −7.3%
2019 (est.) 708 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

North racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 321 46.12%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 320 45.98%
Native American 18 2.59%
Asian 1 0.14%
Pacific Islander 1 0.14%
Other/Mixed 22 3.16%
Hispanic or Latino 13 1.87%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 696 people, 329 households, and 156 families residing in the town.

Military

The United States Air Force base North Auxiliary Airfield is located near the town.

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Dover Elementary School

North Middle/High School

Notable people

Black History Month on Kiddle
African-American Women in Medicine:
May Edward Chinn
Rebecca Cole
Alexa Canady
Dorothy Lavinia Brown
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