North, South Carolina
|o Total||0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|o Land||0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|o Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||279 ft (85 m)|
|o Density||956/sq mi (369.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-05:00 (EST)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-04:00 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1231596|
In 1891 the SouthBound Railway Company came through the area with the assistance of John F. North. In 1892 John North, along with George W. Pou and Sampson A. Livingston, donated 100 acres (40.5 ha) for the railway depot and townsite. A US Post Office was established. The next year John North, a Confederate veteran and businessman, was elected the first mayor of his namesake town of North, South Carolina. North, South Carolina, has been noted for its unusual place name.
North is located at (33.615983, -81.103588).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 813 people, 356 households, and 223 families residing in the town. The population density was 953.7 people per square mile (369.3/km²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 483.3 per square mile (187.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.64% White, 46.37% African American, 0.37% Native American, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.
There were 356 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 19.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $21,136, and the median income for a family was $30,750. Males had a median income of $24,286 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,237. About 27.5% of families and 30.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.3% of those under age 18 and 24.2% of those age 65 or over.