is a town in McCormick County
, South Carolina
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, United States
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. The population was 1,489 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat
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of McCormick County
McCormick is located at 33°54′49"N 82°17′21"W (33.913565, -82.289154).
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 1,489 people, 657 households, and 400 families residing in the town. The population density
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was 396.4 people per square mile (152.9/km²). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 196.2 per square mile (75.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 32.51% White, 64.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 1.41% from other races
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, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.
There were 657 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples
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living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $19,688, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $26,027 versus $20,263 for females. The per capita income
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for the town was $14,338. About 20.7% of families and 26.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.