Lake View, South Carolina

Lake View is a town in Dillon County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 807 at the 2010 census.[5]

Lake View, South Carolina
Main Street (a.k.a. "Shopping Center 9") and First Avenue
Main Street (a.k.a. "Shopping Center 9") and First Avenue
Location of Lake View in South Carolina
Location of Lake View in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°20′27″N 79°10′4″W / 34.34083°N 79.16778°W / 34.34083; -79.16778Coordinates: 34°20′27″N 79°10′4″W / 34.34083°N 79.16778°W / 34.34083; -79.16778
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • Total1.71 sq mi (4.42 km2)
 • Land1.71 sq mi (4.42 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
89 ft (27 m)
 • Total764
 • Density447.83/sq mi (172.90/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)843, 854
FIPS code45-39715[3]
GNIS feature ID1246276[4]


Lake View is located in southeastern Dillon County at 34°20′27″N 79°10′4″W / 34.34083°N 79.16778°W / 34.34083; -79.16778 (34.340706, -79.167805),[6] 2 miles (3 km) southwest of the North Carolina border. It is 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Dillon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.[5] The town sits along South Carolina Highway 9, a primary route to Myrtle Beach. During hurricane evacuations and peak tourist season, the two-lane highway often becomes heavily congested.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7][2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 789 people, 332 households, and 201 families residing in the town. The population density was 468.8 people per square mile (181.3/km2). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 222.2 per square mile (86.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 63.62% White, 34.73% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.13% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 332 households, out of which 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 19.5% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 67.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 62.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,438, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,790. About 14.8% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.6% of those under age 18 and 22.7% of those age 65 or over.


Lake View schools are zoned to Dillon School District Four.

Lake View has a public library, a branch of the Dillon County Library.[8]


The town of Lake View originated as Ford's Mill, and the name was changed to "Page's Mill" in 1870. The town was officially incorporated as Page's Mill in 1907, and the citizens voted to change its name to "Lake View" in 1916.

Lake View is also the hometown of Shaquille Leonard, he played high school football as a receiver, running back and linebacker.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 15, 2022.
  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lake View town, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "South Carolina libraries and archives". SCIWAY. Retrieved 8 June 2019.