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Swansea, South Carolina
Location of Swansea, South Carolina
Location of Swansea, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Lexington
Named after Swansea, Wales
Area
 • Total 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 • Land 2.09 sq mi (5.40 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
358 ft (109 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 827
 • Estimate 
(2019)
961
 • Density 460.47/sq mi (177.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29160
Area code(s) 803, 839
FIPS code 45-70675
GNIS feature ID 1231848
Website www.swanseatown.net

Swansea is a town in Lexington County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 827 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Swansea is located at 33°44′14″N 81°06′08″W / 33.737090°N 81.102244°W / 33.737090; -81.102244. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (4.20%) is water. A few streams that flow through Swansea are Fourth Creek and Bull Swamp Creek (with neighboring communities Gaston and North).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 239
1910 523 118.8%
1920 690 31.9%
1930 717 3.9%
1940 950 32.5%
1950 762 −19.8%
1960 776 1.8%
1970 691 −11.0%
1980 888 28.5%
1990 527 −40.7%
2000 533 1.1%
2010 827 55.2%
2019 (est.) 961 16.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Swansea racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 342 47.37%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 300 41.55%
Native American 3 0.42%
Asian 6 0.83%
Pacific Islander 2 0.28%
Other/Mixed 29 4.02%
Hispanic or Latino 40 5.54%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 722 people, 370 households, and 236 families residing in the town.

Notable people

  • Julia Elliott - American writer
  • Juanita Redmond Hipps - World War II nurse and one of the Angels of Bataan
  • Bryant McNeal - American football player
  • Victor Riley - American football player

Education

Swansea has six schools. Early Childhood Center, Swansea Primary School, Sandhills Elementary School, Sandhills Middle School, Swansea High Freshman Academy, and Swansea High School.

Swansea has a public library, a branch of the Lexington County Library.

See also

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