Whitmire, South Carolina
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Whitmire, South Carolina
Whitmire, South Carolina
Pearl of the Piedmont
Location of Whitmire, South Carolina
Location of Whitmire, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°30?8?N 81°36?51?W / 34.50222°N 81.61417°W / 34.50222; -81.61417Coordinates: 34°30?8?N 81°36?51?W / 34.50222°N 81.61417°W / 34.50222; -81.61417
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 o Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 o Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 o Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
433 ft (132 m)
 o Total1,441
 o Density1,203.0/sq mi (464.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)803
FIPS code45-77380[1]
GNIS feature ID1251440[2]

Whitmire is a town in Newberry County, South Carolina, United States, along the Enoree River. The population was 1,441 at the 2010 census. The town was founded by George Fredrick Whitmire who came from Stuttgart Germany.


Whitmire is located at 34°30?8?N 81°36?51?W / 34.50222°N 81.61417°W / 34.50222; -81.61417 (34.502227, -81.614162).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,441 people, 597 households, and 382 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,147.0 people per square mile. There were 760 housing units at an average density of 617.4 per square mile (237.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.51% White, 20.50% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 650 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,007, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,258 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,429. About 16.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


Whitmire earned the title "Pearl of the Piedmont" for its status as a successful textile town, but by the early 2010s the last mill was closed.[6]


Whitmire has a public library, a branch of the Newberry County Library System.[7]

Notable people


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Collins, Jeffrey (28 April 2011). "Troubles in Whitmire: Plant closure, recession hit textile town hard". The Post and Courier. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Locations & Hours". Greenville County Library System. Retrieved 2019.

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