Campobello, South Carolina

Campobello is a town in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, along the South Pacolet River. The population was 502 at the 2010 census.[5]

Campobello, South Carolina
Main Street (US 176)
Main Street (US 176)
Location of Campobello, South Carolina
Location of Campobello, South Carolina
Coordinates: 35°6′55″N 82°8′59″W / 35.11528°N 82.14972°W / 35.11528; -82.14972Coordinates: 35°6′55″N 82°8′59″W / 35.11528°N 82.14972°W / 35.11528; -82.14972
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountySpartanburg
Area
 • Total3.51 sq mi (9.09 km2)
 • Land3.51 sq mi (9.09 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
922 ft (281 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total502
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
593
 • Density168.90/sq mi (65.21/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29322
Area code(s)864
FIPS code45-11125[3]
GNIS feature ID1247131[4]
WebsiteTown website

HistoryEdit

Campobello was founded in 1840.[6] Campobello is a name derived from Italian meaning "beautiful field".[7] A post office called Campobello has been in operation since 1850.[8]

GeographyEdit

Campobello is located at 35°6′55″N 82°8′59″W / 35.11528°N 82.14972°W / 35.11528; -82.14972 (35.115403, -82.149622).[9] The town is concentrated around the intersection of U.S. Route 176 and South Carolina Highway 357, northwest of Spartanburg, and a few miles south of the North Carolina-South Carolina border. South Carolina Highway 11 passes through the northern part of Campobello, connecting the town with Interstate 26 to the east.

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

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188099
189013738.4%
190020348.2%
191025525.6%
192030921.2%
193034010.0%
194038914.4%
19503941.3%
19604206.6%
197053026.2%
1980472−10.9%
1990465−1.5%
2000449−3.4%
201050211.8%
2019 (est.)593[2]18.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 449 people, 160 households, and 124 families residing in the town. The population density was 520.8 people per square mile (201.6/km2). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 204.1 per square mile (79.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 85.97% White, 8.69% African American, 0.45% Native American, 4.01% Asian, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 160 households, out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,904. About 3.1% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Campobello town, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  6. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Palmetto Place Names. Sloane Printing Co. p. 31.
  7. ^ Baker, Elaine (Mar 22, 1991). "Communities have colorful backgrounds". Herald-Journal. p. 8. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Spartanburg County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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