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Norway, South Carolina
Town
Location of Norway, South Carolina
Location of Norway, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Orangeburg
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 236 ft (72 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 389
 • Density 465.5/sq mi (179.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29113
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-51550
GNIS feature ID 1249902

Norway is a town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 389 at the 2000 census.

History

Norway was laid out in 1891 when the railroad was extended to that point. A post office has been in operation at Norway since 1892. The town was so named in order to fit with the railroad's "Scandinavian" naming scheme; other such examples include Sweden, South Carolina and Denmark, South Carolina.

The Willow Consolidated High School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Geography

Norway is located at 33°27′N 81°8′W / 33.45°N 81.133°W / 33.45; -81.133 (33.4497, -81.1260).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 1.19% is water. Located on Hwy 321.

NorwayWaterTower
Photo of water tower in downtown Norway

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 218
1910 315 44.5%
1920 474 50.5%
1930 494 4.2%
1940 488 −1.2%
1950 476 −2.5%
1960 525 10.3%
1970 579 10.3%
1980 518 −10.5%
1990 401 −22.6%
2000 389 −3.0%
2010 337 −13.4%
Est. 2015 328 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 389 people, 153 households, and 104 families residing in the town. The population density was 465.5 people per square mile (178.8/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 196.3 per square mile (75.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.39% White, 45.24% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

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