Starr, South Carolina facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Starr, South Carolina
Town
Location of Starr, South Carolina
Location of Starr, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Anderson
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 173
 • Density 117/sq mi (45.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29684
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-68875
GNIS feature ID 1251028

Starr is a town in Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 173 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Starr is located in southern Anderson County at 34°22′41″N 82°41′38″W / 34.37806°N 82.69389°W / 34.37806; -82.69389 (34.377983, -82.693870).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 273
1920 347 27.1%
1930 361 4.0%
1940 349 −3.3%
1950 282 −19.2%
1960 243 −13.8%
1970 190 −21.8%
1980 241 26.8%
1990 164 −32.0%
2000 173 5.5%
2010 173 0.0%
Est. 2015 191 10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 173 people, 74 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 116.8 people per square mile (45.1/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 55.4 per square mile (21.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.22% White, 3.47% African American, 0.58% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,167, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,350. About 25.0% of families and 29.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.5% of those sixty five or over.

Famous native

Publishing and broadcasting executive Wilton E. Hall, who also served briefly as a United States Senator from South Carolina, was a native of Starr.


Starr, South Carolina Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.